Friday, November 28, 2008

BLACK FRIDAY SPECIAL!

Please stop by Red Heart 13 today through Monday Dec 1st for this great promotions:

BLACK FRIDAY (Nov 28th) ~ CYBER MONDAY (Dec 1st):
• 25% off all items; includes jewelry, relics or paintings.
• $10.00 off orders over $85.00
• Free Shipping as always

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

It's Red Wednesday! Black is Back

It's Red WEDNESDAY again here at Red Heart 13. Stop by RH13 and if you buy one piece of jewelry you can get the second half off; it is a great way to get some of that dreaded holiday shopping done. Don't forget to stop back on Black Friday through Cyber Monday for more promotions.

We have 14 new arrivals and all I have to say is Black is Back. Here are some of our new arrivals that express the bold and sophistication:
(SOLD) How about this Black Poodle Necklace! Made from a vintage metal brooch matched with red glass beads, copper and gun metal chain. Add a little whimsy to your day!

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Find the beauty in yourself with these "Dorian Gray" earrings. These droplet earrings are made from lucite floral beads, rhinestone spacers and gray crystals on a black chain.

(SOLD) This Turquoise Robin's Egg Necklace is made for a queen. Made with vintage turquoise beads with gold speckling and a vintage black pearl pendant with tiny pearls.

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Simply pure elegance with these Silver Kiss Temptation earrings, made from glass tulips, dark gray pearls and a silver bead cap on a sterling silver hook.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Shop Schedule for the week of Nov 24th - Dec 1st

It is a  new week, and Red Heart 13 is up to some mischief, just kidding. However I wanted to let everyone know our schedule from Nov 24th to Dec 1st.

Here is our crazy schedule for this week, you will find there are a lot of promotions going on and some great discounts. I haven't announced any Black Friday / Cyber Monday specials in my shop yet, so here is a first hand look of what the week will bring for you:

Check out my new hurrrrr, not sure yet if I want to go dark again.

MONDAY:
We have 15 new arrivals that have been photographed and will be listed tonight.
6 new necklaces  /  9 new pairs of earrings

Red WEDNESDAY: Buy 1 piece of jewelry, get the 2nd half off!

THANKSGIVING: Enjoy turkey day! I will try and stay within my points, huh.

BLACK FRIDAY (Nov 28th) – CYBER MONDAY (Dec 1st):
• 25% off all items; includes jewelry, relics or paintings.
• $10.00 off orders over $85.00
• Free Shipping as always

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Today, 25% Off All Earrings!

Today we have 25% off all earrings at Red Heart 13. We have over 12 earring designs, plus these two new beauties posted just last night, you can find them in our "new arrivals" section. Today is a great day to get some of your holiday shopping done, and why not at redheart13.etsy.com

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These Rose Vertigo earrings look as if they have put a spell on you, with dark metal rose beads and red glass under red lily drops, this classic combination is perfect for any evening.

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These Golden Fruit earrings are perfect for the holiday season. Made from carved lucite balls matched with crystal melon beads with a gold inlay.

Gothic: Dark Glamour

The current exhibition Gothic: Dark Glamour at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, is a dedication to the strange history of the macabre and dark gloom of the gothic style. Over the years, the term gothic has been known to have negative connotations and symbol for the dark, mourning and the mischievous. The imagery of this new exhibit touches on the imagery of death and decay, and the erotic macabre that has often attracted many designers.

There are several collections of the exhibit that take you through different genres of dark glamour. The first is Night, it explores the symbolism of black. It has long been associated with death, evil, mystery and the Prince of Darkness.

The second is the Cabinet of Curiosities, which refers to wonder rooms or memory theaters of the Renaissance, a little world filled with collections such as natural history, religious reliquaries and art objects. One of my favorites is the human skull, it was often treasured as a memento mori, as a reminder that you must die.

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This pig skin tattooed top hat, created by Justin Smith can be seen, as well as this Bat Belt Buckle made of gunmetal with paste lent from the Collection of Mark Walsh Leslie Chin.

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The Strange Beauty collection is characterized by bizzare shapes and odd sources of imagery, such as this Rodarte evening dress inspired by Japanese horror movies. The designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte experimented with red dye and fabrics to resemble blood in water.

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Other parts include the Bat Cave, Mourning inspired fashions, the Haunted Palace inspired by the architectural metaphor of the disturbed mind that recalls Edgar Allen Poe's "The Fall of the House of Usher." You can also see medieval inspired fashions in the Ruined Castle collection and corsetry, veiling and masking fashions surrounded by a graveyard fence in the Cemetery collection.

Gothic: Dark Glamour is on view through February 21, 2009. Additional programming includes the Goth Talk panel, a Gothic: Dark Glamor talk and booksigning as well as screenings of Tim Burton’s Sweeney Todd and Corpse Bride.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

A Joyous Flight

Yesterday, was a happy day for miss Alison Welch, the creator of Spool Design. She celebrated her 1 year anniversary of her etsy shop, hoot hoot! Spool is a lovely world filled with light hearted shabby chic jewelry; everything from darling earrings, elegant necklaces and her famous bird egg beads that she hand makes from polymer clay.

Alison is full time graphic designer and my side kick here at work. She enjoys adding personal touches in her creations, like in her new collage watch necklaces; like the one featured below. She is also an advocate of attending antique stores, flea markets and loves anything vintage. Back in the day, when she was just knee-high to a tadpole, she would never let anyone in her family throw anything away, because "I could make something with that," and she usually did. Today her junk collecting and obsession to make stuff has landed her right on etsy. She is a proud member of the Delaware Street Team and CSST - Etsy's Cottage Style Street Team; the most wonderful collaboration of Shabby Chic-style Etsiers.

Let's show some love and a big congratulations to
Spool Design. Keep up the lovely work Alison!

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This Of Heaven and Earth Collage Necklace is sweet mixture of moss and a sparrow inside of a vintage watch casing.

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These darling Belle of the Ball Earrings are quite stunning don't you think, with a removable pink bow and grayish pearl on a thin silver chain.

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These sweet Robin's Egg Beads are hand-made by miss Alison herself, each handcrafted and later speckled with paint.

RED WEDNESDAY

It's RED WEDNESDAY again, and we have so many new pieces in shop this week! Also stop by for our RED SALE, many items have been reduced for the holiday season, so you can get more for less. Here are some new items that just arrived:

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This Cherub Romance necklace is purely a statement maker, with vintage pearls, crystals and a black and gold cherub pendant, it surely has all the elements of classic beauty from the 30s.

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These earrings look as if they were picked from the Garden of Eden, made with glass red beads, brass leaf bead caps and a gold plated cross pendant for a burst of color.

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This Black Velvet necklace is one of my favorite creations, it has pure simple beauty as if brought back from the 1930s.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Paper N Stitch



Looking for a place to showcase your hard work, well I introduce to you Paper N Stitch. An online exhibition that was created to promote talented artists, designers, makers of the handmade and independent boutiques. This month Red Heart 13 has an online exhibition on the site from November 15th to December 14th. 

It is really simple! You sign up to the site and wait for your shop to be approved by Brittni who curates the exhibitions, if you selected it costs $45 for the month, but it is so worth it! You build your page featuring an avatar, profile and twenty items each with three images and a description. 

During the month each individual is featured in a blog telling a little more about your work and also you may be in a collaboration of readings. Today we were featured on the Paper N Stitch blog on their jewelry gift guide. Our "A Fallen Acorn" necklace was featured and was mentioned as a great accessory if you want to make a statement. I hope you all check out this great website, so far I have seen more items hearts on the particular items that are featured. I look forward to making my goal this month. "Spread the love!"

Thursday, November 13, 2008

The Princess and the Pea

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Photo by Eugenio Recuenco, from a series inspired by fables and fairy tales. 

"The prince saw at once that she must be a real princess when she had felt the pea through twenty mattresses and twenty feather beds. Nobody but a real princess could have such a delicate skin. So the prince took her to be his wife, for now he was sure that he had found a real princess, and the pea was put into the Museum."

I have always had a fascination with enchanting castles, fairy filled forests and the unforgettable charming prince from all the childhood stories I remember. This enrapturing tale of The Princess and the Pea has spawn a new necklace design, inspired by the fabrics of her 2o mattresses, her long luscious hair and the tiny olive pea which discolored the princess' skin.

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The Princess and the Pea necklace is made with twelve vintage pink and rose colored pearls and a vintage brass stamping matched with a olive pearl with two bead caps.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

RED Royalty

Today is Red Wednesday, please stop by Red Heart 13 to get this great discount, buy 1 piece of jewelry and get the 2nd half off. We have lovely new romantic pieces this week, it's all about royalty! Here are a couple new pieces that are new this week:

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Empire of Death, these vintage clip on earrings remind me of a dark royal queen of hearts, who reigns her empire of madness upon a nation. I found these beauties in an antique store on my visit to Salem, MA.

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Scarlet Royalty is made with red six pointed star crest pendant , two different kinds of gold plated chain and fabulous red matte beads that remind me of silk.

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Midnight Raven vintage clip on earrings, made with a porcelain cabochon and a bold gold "R" in gothic lettering. These earrings are right out of the bewitched town of Salem, MA.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

We Salute You

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Photo from the Charlestown Historical Society, veterans of the WWII. www.charlestownhistoricalsociety.org/veterans.html

Today is Veteran's Day! I wanted to give my thanks to all the troops and people who have served our country. Please take a moment of your day to remember the men and women who have have fought and are still fighting for our country. 

I'm sure everyone knows someone who has served;  my younger brother Mark is an Army veteran at the age of 26, he served two years in Iraq when he was only 22. I am honored and so thankful that he made it home ok. I know many people who have families over seas and it is hard everyday for them. Let's all give them thanks today, and all of our veterans for defending our liberty and our country. My thoughts are with you and I say THANK YOU!

Monday, November 10, 2008

The Dark Duchess

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The past two months have been wonderful for me, I had my first art show back in September, it went off very well and everyone was so supportive. I ended up selling two necklaces,  a shadow box called Armored Saint and two tiny brass box relics. I came back even stronger for my second art show in October. Over 130 people came out to see my work along with two other brilliant artists. Having more assemblages and relics I was very successful and featured new work, I sold the Two Hearts, Two Souls collage, Vampire in the Dark painting and had a commission for a for a custom Skeleton Krew portrait like the one featured below. I can't wait to have another art show, while in Salem last week I picked up some new portraits to add to my Skeleton Krew collection. I look forward to creating new works and have been feeling inspired lately, all I need now, is time.


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Sally Mae, finally completed! Gouache on antique photo in wooden frame, aprox 2.5' x 3.5'.

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SOLD Vampire in the Dark, gouache on board in oval frame.

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SOLD Two Hearts, Two Souls collage of original anatomical hearts in antique oval brass frames with glass.

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Skeleton Krew Portrait No. 11, gouache on antique photo in plaster and wood frame.

Royal Highness

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I have found a new LOVE, or should I say a goddess has found me. Over the past few months I have been surprised several times by the lovely Courtney Love Cobain. She stopped by my shop, Red Heart 13 in October and picked up the a Royal Crest necklace that was featured in my art show earlier in the month. I thought this was a once in a life time event, a true queen, but she visited again on my birthday Oct 30th, was a present to me! She purchased my Royal Cranberry Necklace and a pair of Royal Crest Earrings. For the third time, she came last Friday and purchased the Cinderella's Carriage necklace and a rare relic from my collection, the Lullaby Memento Mori Relic of the baby Marie Antoinette, which was named after me and included a braided strand of my hair under the glass.

I am overwhelmed by happiness and have read that she is obsessed with etsy, picking up lovely fabrics, jewelry and unique finds for her and friends for holiday gifts. I have noticed she is really into Steampunk, Victorian Era and lastly Marie Antoinette. I am so honored for her to come to my shop and support me and other Etsians out there.


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Assemblage made from ambrotype frame and casing, gold pin, shells, animal bone, dried roses, human hair locket and victorian child portrait.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

31 Days of Zemo's Horror Fest

Halloween has officialy come to an end and so has the 31 Days of Zemo's Horror Fest. Lots of classic and originals, two of my favorites were The Phantom of the Opera and the remake of the Omen. Halloween went off well this year for the Marvel's. We had a Halloween costume party, and tomorrow Bruce and I are heading up to Salem, MA for our anniversary trip. I hope to find some creepy places including the Salem Inn, where we are staying, I hear it is haunted. I will come equipped with my camera and camcorder just in case. Here are a couple pics from our spooky fun Halloween night.

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Me as a witch, original costume idea was Elvira, but my wig couldn't compete with Elvira's 80s hair.

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Bruce was the Red Death from the original Phantom of the Opera. Costume was handmade, except the mask and hat.

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Group Shot (from left): Hollywood Diva, me, orgasm doctor, red death, , frankenstein, snow white, the joker, tyler durden

10/1/08 Nosferatu(1922)
10/2/08 Dracula(1931)
10/3/08 Last man on Earth(1964)
10/4/08 bed riddin with illness.
10/5/08 Frankenstein(1931)
10/6/08 Interview with the Vampire(1994)
10/7/08 Phantom of the Opera(1925)
10/8/08 An American Werewolf in London(1981)
10/9/08 Horror Hotel(1960)
10/10/08 John Carpenter's The Thing(1982)
10/11/08 Mark of the Vampire(1935)
10/12/08 The Evil Dead(1981)
10/13/08 Friday the 13th(1980)
10/14/08 Night of the Living Dead(1968)
10/15/08 Dawn of the Dead(1978)
10/16/08 The Omen(2006)
10/17/08 The Wolfman(1941)
10/18/08 Them!(1954)
10/19/08 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre(1974)
10/20/08 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde(1920)
10/21/08 House of Wax(1953)
10/22/08 Silver Bullet (1985)
10/23/08 Poltergeist (1982)
10/24/08 The Strangers (2008)
10/25/08 Horror of Dracula (1958)
10/26/08 Black Sabbath (1963)
10/27/08 Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
10/28/08 House of 1000 Corpses (2003)
10/29/08 Psycho (1960)
10/30/08 Monster Squad 1987
10/31/08 Halloween 1978