I have had one heck of a week both emotionally and physically and needed some creative zen time. So I decided to take what energy I have right now to focus on creating another Horror Villain Icon Dead Girl Decay barrette.
This time I was inspired by the movie Trick ‘R Treat. I call it “Never Extinguish The Flame” and it’s quite fitting for the Halloween, Spooky Samhain Season…
For those not familiar with the film, the character known as Sam punishes those who do not follow the rules to keep the spirit of Halloween alive.
Always give candy to trick-or-treaters. Always wear a costume. Never extinguish the flame of a jack-o’-lantern before midnight. Respect the dead.
For those of you that are fans of the film this is a Limited Edition creation so there is only one pre-made and available in my online Etsy shop. It will soon be available to purchase in person when I make my next art drop off at Closet Collectibles in Crete IL. Some ask why I limit myself when I can make more and make more money but the truth of the matter is, I value authenticity. I want the buyers of my work to get a one of kind Living Dead Girl Nicole creation that no one else has!
I have created two new Horror Villain Icon Dead Girl Decay barrettes this past weekend and I could not be happier with how they turned out.
As many of you know I am not a fan of remakes and reboots. Especially if they do not include the original cast or should be left alone entirely. However, based on the stash of goodies I scored recently and the ability to be inspired by both very different Pennywise clown costumes I made an “OG Hey Georgie!” barrette featuring the look of Tim Curry as Pennywise in Stephen King’s IT (which is the way I will always lean) and a “Hey Georgie!” featuring the look of Bill Skarsgard as the new look of Pennywise.
Like all of my Limited Edition pre-made creations there is only one of each of these available as of right now because I like everything to be one-of-a-kind. There is a possibility to make more variations of these but no two will ever be the same. These two are now available for purchase in my online Etsy shop and will soon be available to purchase in person when I make my next art drop off at Closet Collectibles in Crete IL. So in other words… once they are gone they are gone.
Did you know?: When not being worn my Freaky Fanatics love clipping their Dead Girl Decay barrettes to things to decorate their homes and more!They truly are unique pieces of wearable art!
Be sure to check out some of the other accessories I have made in the Dead Girl Decay section of my official portfolio website. Many of the themed ones you see on my site were actually commissioned by clients as custom orders. So if you are looking for something in particular hit me up! Most of all stay tuned and subscribe here if you have not already done. I have lots more up my creepy little sleeve for my fellow horror geeks!
Aloha!!! 🌺 This weekend we had a blast escaping from the cloudy chilly day we were having for a little piece of indoor tropical paradise at The Tiki Terrace with our friends.
I could not go on a luau date night without making myself a matching Dead Girl Decay barrette to go with my Universal Monsters Creature From the Black Lagoon dress. So here is what I created.
The beautiful green resin skull in the middle was custom made for me by my artist friend at Resin Glitz By Jen. She made me quite a few of these so be on the look out for them in my future creations!
Here is a photo that shows how my dress inspired the barrette and how it pulled it all together.
Do you have an outfit that needs a one-of-a-kind hair accessory to go with it? Check out my other Dead Girl Decay creations and contact me with your vision. I love doing custom orders. Don’t forget to check out my Etsy shop for Limited Edition Pre-Made accessories as well!
A return client contacted me before the holidays asking if I could make a custom hair piece for his wife. This was not just any hair piece but one that was very special and meaningful. Her Dad had passed away and was a squadron leader for the Royal Air Force. The goal was to make the barrette in his honor. A memorial piece she could wear and cherish for years to come to help keep her Dad close to her.
First we needed fighter planes and that is when the wonderful world of 3D printers came into play. The client was able to help me find the exact planes he wanted. Since they were 3D printed they were “clear” in color so I painted them with model paint to get them the right shade of grey.
Next he wanted me to stick with the colors of their emblem. He sent me this photo to use for inspiration He didn’t care how I did it but the colors were important. Which when I saw it immediately thought of one of my favorite movies.. Tank Girl but I had to stay on course ha ha.
I decided to use the emblem as my basis for the barrette itself. I wanted to stick with the same layout as I felt that would make it much more meaningful and literally symbolic. I kept the same layout with the feathers. Alternating the colors exactly the way the emblem was.
Here was the end result….
The client was very happy with what I came up with and said his wife absolutely loves it. I could not be more honored to be asked to make such a memorable piece of wearable art. One that brought light and happiness into someone’s holiday and when they look at it they can think of someone that meant so much to them.
Making this barrette reminded me of one of the reasons I love making hair pieces and how different they are from what you can buy in the store. What I create is not only unique or customizable, but when it is not being worn it can be clipped on to something as a decor or put on display. Sylvia Soska recently told me her and Jen have their American Mary barrettes I made them on their alter. They are very versatile pieces which is why I refer to them as wearable art… because really that’s what they are.