Tuesday, December 21, 2010

And the WINNERS Are…

Thank you to everyone who entered the December Giveaway, I truly appreciate all the support, I'm really looking forward to 2011!

Two winners were chose randomly out of on old bell jar early in the a.m. Dec18th, I present the two winners:

1st Mariem Meirer
Winner receives a custom piece jewelry or a custom small original painting from my Skeleton Krew Collection.

2nd Leslie Austin
Winner received a $30 gift certificate to my shop, she already picked out a couple pairs of earrings :)

Congrats!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Dennis McNett Opening Dec 16th in NYC
















One of my old professors from Pratt Institute, Dennis McNett is preparing for his show Reaping Waves, Vital Vessels, and the Passing of the Wolfbats opening Dec 16th at NYC's Joshua Liner Gallery. If you're in the area def check out his amazing carvings. The show will be part art parade and a procession to the gallery that includes an enormous carved Viking ship with shamans, wolfbats and battleaxes.

You can read more about the show HERE and view more of his work HERE.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Enter the RH13 December Giveaway CONTEST

It's that time of year again, a good bye to 2010 and a a time of FREE GIVEAWAYS and when I like to send out a big THANK YOU! Today is the start of the December Giveaway Contest, don't forget to enter, there will be two opportunities to win.



ENTER TO WIN!
Wednesday, December 8th ~ Friday, December 17th
The giveaway contest is simple, show some love by:
~ Tell us your favorite item in my shop and why you love it!
~ Leave your name and contact email address or etsy shop.

Drop a line via this blog or Facebook Fan Page.

THE PRIZES
Two winners will be chosen randomly and will be announced late in the evening December 17th. So what are the prizes you ask…

~ 1st Place Winner: we will work together to make a custom piece of jewelry OR custom Skeleton Krew original painting.

~ 2nd Place Winner: will receive a $30 gift certificate to Red Heart 13.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Skeleton Krew is BACK






















~ Psychic Eyes, Skeleton Krew no.045

Lately I've been exploring the theme of the soul within. By using masks and covering the eyes we then rely on the inner being to guide us through life. When our hearts bleed I feel as if we build invisible armor protecting ourselves from the vultures of the world.

Beyond the physical world, I question where the barriers are to the spiritual world. I'm very fascinated by mediums and their ability to tune into dimensions unknown. However, recently I've personally been questioning whether I should know those answers or if it is something that is revealed when physical vessel dies. This secret is very sacred to me, I am often afraid to know the truth or if there is anything at all. Just as Peter Pan says "To die would be an awfully big adventure". Man kind will always want to know the unanswered and things of the unknown and curious. It is often those things that inspire us deeply.























~ Blind Love, Skeleton Krew no.043





















~ Armor for the Broken Hearts, Skeleton Krew no.042

Just a few new Skeleton Krew paintings that are up this weekend for Wilmington Art Loop at Opera DE Studios. After this weekend, these paintings will be available at Red Heart 13.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

TEA TIME for the collectors.
















Photo by Acido celebrates my obsession with rabbits!

Visiting antique stores and flea markets I always see vintage plates, saucers and tea cups; many in which just get left on the shelf. I've always wanted to showcase my haunted Skeleton Krew paintings on such flowering designs I think it would be a lovely odd combination; something I'm adding to my to do list of experiments for 2011! I've been collecting vintage pieces for sometime now and have just added some new pieces to my radar! Check out these amazing pieces of art and jewelry for all who love tea parties!


















~ The Seven Deadly Sins have looked this lovely in years! Check out Trixie Delicious for a whole plateful of art.

















~ A new twist on your grandmother's teacups. These Bone China Teacup Bracelet's by Stay Gold Mary Rose are super sassy, you can even turn your favorite teacup into a custom bracelet.
























~ For sweet cupcakes and scones how about this darling saucer featuring the most adorable shy bunny, check out all her friends from The Story Book Bunny.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

The HeART of Paper Cutting

The other day I stumbled up on a wonderful blog dedicated to the magic art of paper cutting, you will find all you need to know with wonderful links, books and the wondorous art of Elsita. I'm truly amazed at the detailed technique each creation holds, in celebration I've collected some of my favorite talented artists, please check them out!

























~ Original Art by Elsita


























~ Original Art by Paper Cut Die Cut
























~ Original Art by Dreeuws Papercuttings























~ Original art and paper dolls by Wool & Water

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Spirit Hoods










































Reminding me of Where the Wild Things Are, these fierce primitive hoods have just been added to my wish list! I heart the Wolf Half! I'm ready to become one with the beasts.

SpiritHoods by Product Blue is also pro-wildlife which makes me smile!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Daily Doom



















Drowning Beautiful
































In the waters of South America, there is nothing like the seascapes of artist Jason de Caires Taylor, life size cement sculptures become an underworld of beauty and solitude. Frozen crowds line the ocean floor, some stand alone while others are deep in thought or lost amongst themselves. As time passes each sculpture grows as a reef for marine life making one with the earth.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Black Friday ~ Cyber Monday Sale

Tomorrow starts the Black Friday through Cyber Monday sale over at Red Heart 13. I will be offering 20% off on all items plus for all fans on facebook, twitter and my blog I will adding an additional 5% off with a secret code.

Secret Coupon code: BLACKHAND2

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DECEMBER GIVEAWAY starting next week! Details to come.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Jewelry of the Month Secret Society

Starting in December I will be presenting a new jewelry package at Red Heart 13. A jewelry mystery extravaganza that I'm calling Jewelry of the Month Secret Society. Surprise a special friend or yourself with a 3, 6 or 12 month membership featuring a necklace or pair of earrings each month. I'm currently working on a couple themes, four including: dark fairytales, talismans, war ensembles and weapons. I will take full creative liberty with each creation and every month you will receive a wonderful creation waiting for you in the mail.

This holiday season give a friend or loved one a special mystery collection from Red Heart 13!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Meet Rupert ~ Skeleton Krew Update


MEET RUPERT!

Rupert, born with the werewolf syndrome, he was alone as a child and as a man. He traveled the countryside jumping trains all his life. He had a heart of gold and his long hairy beard was filled with tiny trinkets he'd collect from his travels, each one caressed with a memory of his life.

Rupert, was a recent commission for a client from Smith Mason Legacies in Louisiana, they loved Nigel so much I did a brother of his perhaps. Stayed tuned for prints of Rupert in my shop soon after the Thanksgiving holiday.

Dec 4th | Wilmington, DE | 9:00 pm

Been painting by the daylight more and more, I predict late nights in the near future. I'm gearing up for the "Nightmare Before Christmas" party that has been two years in the making at the Opera DE Studios, featuring dark and deary fun and some amazing local artists including one of my fav's Kristen Margiotta, she just created a custom painting of Danzig for my husband Bruce, pics soon!

My new muses are portrayed with strange masks covering their eyes and ladies painted with blackened hearts, a couple are wearing medieval armor matched with the elegance of Victorian masquerade costumes and splashes of pink rouge. And of course I always am attracted to the supernatural, in the works is a painted boy as a ghost, think more along the lines of Victorian halloween cards. I'm hoping soon to have pics to share with you all. Hope you all can come out and make it!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Hearting at the Moment























~ Turn the fringe dial up to MAXIMUM with this amazing Fringe Necklace in Black and Champagne by I Heart Norwegian Wood.






















~ I have found a new extension to my love for rabbits and all their close relatives, bold and fresh Single Gold Jackolope Black Dress by NY Hop.
























~ Enchanting necklace by Diane Pagan Poetry, this Auk - Red feather amulet necklace is inspired by the art of amulets.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

I HEART ~ Spool Design























Peaking into vintage hidden treasures sweeps you a flutter making you smile; the jewelry created by
Spool Design does just that and more. With a touch of magic and surprise inside each one of her new lockets, each is a world all of its own. Tiny pieces all woven together bring enchantment and even a sprinkle of darkness like in her Remains II Necklace, from which a vintage watch case is the final resting place for a tiny handmade bone.

Gatherings of moss, dainty pearls and whimsical wordings are just the beginning to each breathtaking creation. Each piece is none like the next, making an owned piece much more special!























~ Sail away in a nautical dream with this secret Out to Sea Locket, featuring a ship and soaring bird surrounded by the most darling petite pearls.























~ For all bird watchers, this Feathered Fellow's Flight necklace is sure to bring nature home, adorn the neckline with this soaring genuine brown leather bird.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Zemo Presents "31"

The season of Zemoween is off to a great start, we're gearing up for our big Halloween party where Bruce's band Black Hand is playing there first show in the backyard. The full-on October movie marathon is in full effect as well, we are 14 for 14 movies so far for the month. The other night while stuck the studio I was in search for a good horror movie on tv and nothing I tell you, nothing, so next best thing when in stuck in front of the computer, Netflix. Searching for a while through endless cheesy goodness I came upon Session 9 (2001), a new fav film of mine, the movie follows a working crew who is renovating an old abandoned mental hospital that eventually haunts them, I won't say much more and ruin it for, def worth seeing.

My favorite month is half over, :( Out of all the movies so far this month, the one I can't stop thinking about is The Dark Old House (1932) featuring Boris Karloff and the gorgeous Gloria Stuart. Check out this little vid below.




“31” recap so far:
1) The Omen (1976)
2) Ghost of Frankenstein (1942)
3) Paranormal Activity (2009)
4) The Descent (2005)
5) The Dark Old House (1932)
6) The Exorcist III (1990)
7) Masque of the Red Death (1964)
8) Phantasm (1979)
9) Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman (1943)
10) The Mummy (1959)
11) Lost Boys (1987)
12) Stir of Echoes (1999)
13) The House That Dripped Blood (1971)
14) Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

RED WEDNESDAY is back














Howdy everyone and to all new followers, so glad to see you hang around. In time for the holiday season, I've decided to bring back RED WEDNESDAYs. For those of you not familiar, if you buy 1 piece of jewelry or print, you get the 2nd 50% off. Just send me a quick convo to adjust the price or get refunded via paypal. Get this discount every Wednesday through end of December.

Leila

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Sweet New Arrivals

Many new arrivals in shop this week. Here are just a few. Tonight, I will be listing some new pieces as well, so keep your eye out.























~ 1) The best of both worlds with this Good and Evil Knife Necklace!























~ 2) Love Bandits Necklace, truly an inspiration with love from Spaghetti Westerns and true romantics.























~ 3) The Sailing Ship Chime Caged Necklace jingles and jangles with every step you take.























~ 4) The Golden Legend Talisman, a true symbolic necklace of protection into worlds unknown.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Zemo Presents "31"



“It's baaaack. Yes my friends, it is that time of year again where the leaves are changing, the weather is nicer and AMC is showing a poor selection of horror movies. Halloween 5? Really? Really. Where are the Universals? Where are the Hammer films? It's a shame really, which brings me to “31”. Zemo's (aka my husband Bruce) tribute to the greatest month ever with the greatest movie genre ever. EVER! Now for those who don't know or frankly just don't care “31” is where I watch one horror movie a day for the entire month of October. Now as simple as that may sound to some, anybody who knows me and knows how much shit I have going on in my life right now are probably shaking their heads. Between Bike to the Bay, my band, my anniversary, the New York con, and my wife’s birthday; I'm not really sure how I'm going to pull it off. But much like the left hand, I shall rise and overcome. Now like last year my darling wife shall pick the movie we watch on our anniversary and I have a feeling I know what it's going to be. It's a good one! I do old school and new school. Cheesy and genuine. Sometimes even the dreaded remake makes it's way onto my list, but i feel as though I pick some pretty decent selections overall. Like always I am open to suggestions and feedback. For those whom I know personally and would like to join in on watching some of these kick ass horror flicks please feel free. I think I am able to go another year without repeating so I won't be including movies that I've watched the previous years even though I may watch them if I find the time. This year is going to be good so stay tuned,” quoted by Bruce.

The first movie to start the month off is the original Omen (1976). Check out this trailer Bruce and I made to celebrate “31”!

Friday, September 24, 2010

NEW ARRIVALS

My hands have been dancing with many vintage pieces that I collected up over the weekend; my eyes were thrilled to spot many military pieces including medals, bullets/bullet pens and chevrons from the Army and Air Force, more to come soon on those. Silly sidenote: I was in the grocery store yesterday and you know how I love war documentaries and films, I saw this movie off the $3 shelf, called Straight Into Darkness with this cheesy cover with WWII soldiers with skull faces, anyone ever seen it? I think I might netflix it.

I've secretly been creating and stocking up like a squirrel for winter, for a sweet surprise in early October.

NEW ARRIVALS IN SHOP























~ 1) Secret Pill Box Necklace: helps relieves headaches and is the perfect accessory; hide your keys, change or any miniature relic inside.
























~ 2) NEW WAR ENSEMBLE WWII Sterling USN Anchor Necklace: wear this memorial necklace as a relic of the freedom of the seas and the sailors of the sea.























~ 3) Broken Monarch Wing Specimen Necklace: a relic of the once living is truly scientific and quite fantastic. More Specimen necklaces coming soon.























~ 4) Be Pretty Tied Up in this Leather Bow Necklace with tiny heart locket for miniature keepsakes.