Saturday, November 28, 2009

HOLIDAY SALE & FREE SHIPPING!





Please enjoy DISCOUNTED ITEMS and FREE SHIPPING at Red Heart 13 for our Holiday Sale. You can find 19 jewelry items under the Holiday Sale section, everything from necklaces to earrings. Sale ends Tuesday, December 1st.


Tuesday, November 24, 2009

NEW ARRIVALS: Beauty & Black

HELLO EVERYONE! I'm still in the works of unpacking and getting organized, I'm still in the process of painting my studio pale pink, hopefully it will be done by the end of this week and I'm also hoping I will have more new arrivals come next week, I many new vintage pieces to share with you all. In the meantime, please check out some new arrivals from last week, hopefully soon I will have some pics of the new studio in process.























~ 1) Van Helsing Talisman iii: A silver bullet pendant is a legend in itself, telling the tale of doctor Van Helsing in his slaying adventures with monsters. Silver pewter bullet is matched with a vintage rhinestone crown.

~ 2) The White Rabbit Necklace: Be reminded of the childhood fables you fell in love with with this white enamel albino bunny pendant.

~ 3) Eternal Shield Earrings: A knight in battle, knowing he will either concur the damned or be blessed for eternity. Vintage copper shield hang in solitude from think copper chain.

~ 4) The Mystery Necklace: Once a hidden treasure in the ground, this lace metal pendant now has a new life and hangs with chain and black glass beads.























~ 5) Dogwood Morning Earrings: Both romantic and feminine, these earrings bring nature to your little lobes and would make a perfect gift for the special someone.

~ 6) Blackberry Earrings: A delicious hint of mystery; textured round beads radiate a sheen of color wile adding sweetness to your day.

~ 7) Blackest Night Lantern Earrings: Rustic black beads matched with black chain tell a tale of a lonely soul longing for eternity.

~ 8) Lemon Chiffon Earrings: A beautiful arrangement to suit the sweet side of you; all made with vintage!

EXTRA NEW ARRIVALS ~ New pieces that are not featured above!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Robert the Haunted Doll

During my travels and collecting odds & ends, I often wonder if there is a story behind them and could they we cursed with spirit or bad omen from it's previous home. I believe in possession and cursed objects, sometimes I find myself thinking twice about certain objects like dolls, portraits or objects from funerals, but sometimes the beauty and mystic of them come first. 

Today I found this interesting story of Robert the Haunted Doll, he sits at about 3ft tall and is said to be cursed by black magic and made with human hair that has turned white from age. The dark story began near the turn of the 20th century, over the years he has tormented many and to this day he sits at the Martello Museum in Key West, surrounded by letters of people asking to take the curse off. 

Stop by the Gothic Tea Society to read about his story; it gave me chills.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Welcome, HOME!
















So it has been a long and stressful few months waiting and searching for the right house. Its come down to the wire and it's the night before closing. My husband and I looked at over 50 houses during our house hunting adventures and just when we were about to give up hope, we found the one. Things have gone smoothly overall, with just a little rocks in the road along the way, and of course the emergency phone calls. But tomorrow is the day we close on the house and get handed the keys. We are looking forward to the big move and though I'd share some photos and welcome you into our soon to be new home.

~ You can see more photos at my FLICKR!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

NEW ARRIVALS!

Many new arrivals this week, I thought I'd feature just a couple, but please be sure to stop by Red Heart 13 to see all 12 new designs. Also, I wanted to remind everyone about requesting custom orders this holiday season or anytime of year, I am always up for an adventure and fully enjoy creating one-of-a-kind pieces. Currently I'm working on a third custom design for the Tin Man's Heart and also a recreation of the Bible Study Necklace which recently just sold.























~ 1) Through the Looking Glass Necklace: a beloved magnifying glass for viewing your most cherished photographs or book of paintings from your most valued collection. The magnifying glass is strung on a gold chain with two leaf pendants and chandelier prism.























~ 2) White Raspberry Peeps: these sweet little toofs are back and filled with a yummy filling.























~ 3) Anchor of Hope Talisman Necklace: a guiding talisman with religious relics of strength and hope featuring a religious skeleton key and anchor charm on rosary links and chain.

An Odd & Marvelous Home

















It's official I'm saying goodbye to renting and welcoming of owning our first home. With only 8 days until settlement, I thought I'd take a breather and welcome you in to view our Nexus of Time, or what I like to call our 150 year old brick townhouse filled with obsessions and collections. I'm sad to see us leave and now it looks of shambles and a mess, it was a world filled with creaking rocking chairs and enchanting immaculate faces amongst the darker side of things.

We live in a flood zone, inside a brick townhouse that is connected to five other ones, our house is quite interesting, I've never gotten the full story but I've heard that it used to be an old train station. The odd thing that makes ours a little more special, is that there are engravings of names on the front wall. About thirty signatures and writings line the brick, one including a signature from 1938, one that reads worst house and even a signature from when hurricane Floyd came through. Coming upon the front porch you are welcomed by my rocking chair collection and whimsical flea market finds all that have stories to tell. One rocking chain in particular is from the Hale Byrnes House that was built in 1750, which happens to be right down the street. I snagged it one night after they put it out for trash pick up, a little hammering and it's brand new.

Inside, it is quite comfy and each piece is placed with thought. Don't be frightened by the vintage horror posters of the Texas Chain Massacre and Michael Myers staring you down. It is a world filled with different styles that mix together, ranging from comic villains to religious saints and heros. Bruce is an advocate collector anything monster related and I am an advocate collector of religious antiques; mind you, our collections have taken over the house. My obsession and superstitions include having a crucifix in every room and all my water fonts line the wall of the staircase. I am still afraid to take some of them down by the doors until we moving day. The dining room is where my cabinet of curiosity stands tall like a miniature museum. Originally a bookcase, it now features handmade relics in apothecary bottles and frozen memories all nestled together; one including a small dried flower from my grandmother's casket. There is a glass eye that looks up at you as you investigate tiny faces and my antiquarian anatomy book collection. Ahhh, a safe home filled with tragedy and romance.

The dining room, also features religious portraits with the sacred and immaculate hearts, our Jim Shore collection and this one haunting portrait in particular. As a wedding present, our good friend Gene gave us this interesting painting of a little girl in her first communion dress. Some may ask why so creepy? Whatever you do don't take the portrait out of the frame or she will come to haunt you! I know, so lame but I was really freaked out after Gene told us that fib. For a while I had thought our house was haunted and weird things were happening and then the painting came along and I was seeing her in corners at night, so freaked out, but now I'm ok with her but I will think twice about breaking that glass.



Upstairs features my studio, where many of my antique religious statues are kept and also vintage cabinet cards of infants, I adore them so and admire them as little angels watching over me while I work. The top floor is quite strange and badass all in one, you can admire a huge statue of Bela Lugosi's head as Dracula and also be reminded of childhood with a Skeletor statue. There is also a weird tiny room with a built in seat and window, very odd. One of my favorite rooms in the house is the bathroom, it is small yes but features my favorite portrait of a young woman holding cherry blossoms. I am just amazed at her beauty and she almost looks as if she is in a deep sleep. I've always thought of getting her tattooed on my body, but I know it will never looks as immaculate, so I will keep her frozen in time.

I find it very funny how Bruce and I's styles meet, I still haven't quite figured out all the styles he hates, but I did just find out that he hates brown other than wood. It was def fun when we visited the furniture store the other day, he has lovely taste and am looking forward to our new home together and making it our own.

You can view more images of my home at MY FLICKR, stay tuned for an upcoming blog that will feature pictures of our new house.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Pictorial Websters

Really amazing video, I love the dedication and also seeing how it is bound from start to finish.

Pictorial Webster's: Inspiration to Completion from John Carrera on Vimeo.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Shhhweeet Supplies: 2























Ahhh…finally rest and time to create. A little calm before the storm I suppose, the big move hopefully is happening in eleven days. I got my butt in gear yesterday and I spent a lovely day at my pop's  house while creating new pieces after a long couple of weeks. I also have been ordering some new supplies and thought I'd share a little treat as to what will be coming in the next month or so, along with unpacking.

EXCUSE ME PLEASE, SHOP ANNOUNCEMENT
10 NEW ARRIVALS coming later this evening:
7 pairs of earrings
3 necklaces: one including a vintage magnifying glass and also one with an antique key escutcheon

Supplies Left to Right: Petite Keyholes, red bubbly beads that remind me of a mad scientist, genuine Indian coins, brass double sided arrow heads, 2 glass vials ready for relics, vintage russian escutcheon, delicious beads in blackberry and also raspberry, a variety of ink nibs and dead sea bubbly beads.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

And the WINNERS Are…

The winner ballots are in from the Mischief Night Giveaway, but first I'd like to thank everyone who voted and also entered the contest. I really enjoy having giveaways to show my support to all readers and customers of The Red Heart Cult, I was very thrilled to see over 24 entries this time around. Running a little behind schedule as always, I picked the two winners this morning from a vintage mason jar, drum roll please…dahdahdahdah…

























~ 1st PLACE WINNER: Charlene Simon 
Prize: I will work with her on designing a custom pair of earrings OR necklace made with inspiration from her.























~ 2nd PLACE WINNER: Rose Mackey
Prize: A $20 gift certificate/credit to Red Heart 13.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Zemoween Weekend!

Halloween or Zemoween as we like to call it was wonderful this year, to start things off, Friday I celebrated my 28th birthday with dinner and pumpkin ale with my best buds. Saturday we took it easy carving pumpkins and watching some horror flicks. Later that night, we got all dolled up as Rocky and Adrian and went to our tattoo artist's house for a costume party, which was a riot with Bruce's funky dance moves. Some of the best costumes of the night were the Bride of Frankenstein and Michael Phelps and with his side kick girlfriend who was dressed as his bong. We finished the night by heading to Home Grown Cafe, best costume there was Bret Michaels. The whole night we were hearing, “Yo Rocky" and “Yo Adrian!”

October was splendid month and I must say 31 Part Two: Zemo's Revenge was absolutely awesome. Some of my favorite films we watched were The Exorcist, Near Dark, Hellraiser, The Fly, Rosemary's Baby and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein; I'm really looking forward to next year especially since we will have plenty of room to spook up our new house.

Here is the complete list:
10/01 The Exorcist (1973)
10/02 The Vampire Lovers (1970)
10/03 Creature From the Black Lagoon (1954)
10/04 The Orphanage (2007)
10/05 Son of Frankenstein (1939)
10/06 The Unborn (2009)
10/07 House on Haunted Hill (1959)
10/08 Creepshow (1982)
10/09 The Mist (2007)
10/10 The Shining (1980)
10/11 Salem's Lot (1979)
10/12 The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)
10/13 A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
10/14 The Brides of Dracula (1960)
10/15 The Curse of the Werewolf (1961)
10/16 The Body Snatcher (1945)
10/17 Dawn of the Dead (2004)
10/18 I Walked With a Zombie (1943)
10/19 Carnival of Souls (1962)
10/20 The Fly (1986)
10/21 Rosemary's Baby (1968)
10/22 White Zombie (1932)
10/23 Hellraiser (1987)
10/24 Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994)
10/25 Black Sunday (1960)
10/26 The Mummy (1932)
10/27 Near Dark (1987)
10/28 28 Days Later (2002)
10/29 The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971)
10/30 30 Days of Night (2007)
10/31 Halloween II (1981)

Monday, November 2, 2009

Sshhwweeet Supplies!























~ You can find similar or exact findings from these sweet shops: Reduction Nation, Black Sheep Yarns, Epoche Beads and Blue Marble Beads.

I feel like a kid in a candy store when it comes to picking out new supplies, so I went a little crazy last week. New supplies just came in the mail today, that means new jewelry designs coming, yeeehhhh! Here's a little sneak peek of what is to come, however I will keep it a secret as to what they will become. Oh the madness, yet something for everyone, I've got a little vintage mixed with modern for all the gals out there.

P.S. I will be annoucing the two winners for the Mischief Night Giveaway later this week.