Friday, April 23, 2010

I HEART: Pick Your Poison

A little mystery, tragedy and curiosity are always a part of my inspiration. I dive into the worlds of love stories and drown in the worries and sorrows of others. I long for the sadden and romantic; truly idling the true emotions cast from some the characters; such fav Shakespeare souls as Venus, Juliet and Hamlet. The other night before watching The Reader, I told my husband I love tragic films, and he asked "Really Why?", and I said "because they make me feel alive!" As an ode to the lovesick, poisoned and fatefully doomed here are some new things I heart.

~ LOVE IS IN THE AIR by Zara Carpenter from Chatham Girl, I adore the emotion of this photo, let alone the beauty of this beret. This fair maiden is as if true love plays heavy on the heart.

~ A CENTURY APART, Victorian revamped tin type necklace by Opulent Oddities. A stunning adornment which reminds me of a lonely wife awaiting by the window peering into the distance of the ocean longing for the return of her lover.

~BLOOD AND BUTTERFLIES print, a play on seduction, temptation and Dia De Los Muertos. Lovely darkened art and prints by Nightshade Studios.

~ THE SLEEPING DEATH SESSIONS by Boopsie Daisy, a print from the Snow White inspired photo series 'The Sleeping Death Session'.

~ BLACK SPIKE Hair Stick from Starrlight Jewelry, darkened daggers of passion, I'm in love with the jet black and drama; reminds me of medieval armor.

Monday, April 19, 2010


Hello friends, it has been awhile, I find myself lost these days, feeling as if a little behind with the shop. Nevermore, I'm always creating new fantastical pieces just need to find time to list them. Currently, I have about 30 new pieces of jewelry that are awaiting me. Tonight I'm planning on listing some new pieces along with some freelance projects that I need to tie up. First I think I will take a bit of a walk around the neighborhood.

N E W S:
MAY is all about giving back, all throughout the month 50% of sales are going to be donated to the American Heart Association and the American Red Cross. This is a first for Red Heart 13, I'm truly excited, I'm even thinking of working up special pieces for the cause, more details to come soon!

2 N E W   A R R I V A L S:

~ Dagger to the Heart Necklace: reminiscent of a future vampire stake, this silver metal dagger hangs in solitude amongst a multi chained necklace.

~ Resting Bird Relic Necklace ii: a relic of the once living, is truly tragic and quite fantastic. Tiny bird bones are now a reliquary to adorn over your heart, hangs with a silver pewter bird claw as a statue of remembrance. 

Friday, April 9, 2010

5 Things I Heart In April

HELLO EVERYONE! Happy Friday. Spring is in full effect, and flowers are blooming all around the house, including the delightful cherry blossoms, bright tulips and new pops of green sprouts that I am curious about. I'm truly enjoying the yard work too, Bruce and I have a full list of things to do tomorrow. April is looking swell so far and I'm looking forward to the rest of Spring.

5 things I HEART in April:

~ Bruce's b-day, which means we are going to the new Cheesecake Factory at the Christina Mall
~ Fatty pregnant birdies flying around my house, which means bird nests and empty bird eggs
~ Weight Watchers, I'm back on track again
~ CS5 is being released on Monday
~ New discovery of The Black Apple, super cute prints, I especially love The Springtime Parade, featuring friendly creatures and a long eared rabbit; my all time animal obsession.

What are you loving this month?

Monday, April 5, 2010

The Most Beautiful Suicide

On May 1, 1947, Evelyn McHale leapt to her death from the observation deck of the Empire State Building. Photographer Robert Wiles took a photo of McHale a few minutes after her death.

The photo ran a couple of weeks later in Life magazine accompanied by the following caption:

“On May Day, just after leaving her fiancĂ©, 23-year-old Evelyn McHale wrote a note. 'He is much better off without me ... I wouldn't make a good wife for anybody,' ... Then she crossed it out. She went to the observation platform of the Empire State Building. Through the mist she gazed at the street, 86 floors below. Then she jumped. In her desperate determination she leaped clear of the setbacks and hit a United Nations limousine parked at the curb. Across the street photography student Robert Wiles heard an explosive crash. Just four minutes after Evelyn McHale's death Wiles got this picture of death's violence and its composure.”

Read more about this beautiful iconic photo HERE.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Lost & Found

From left to right, top to bottom: vintage lion head earrings, clock key, beautiful crown pendant and brooch, coo coo clock dime holder to carry money for the pay phones.

I've been collecting many new flea market and antique stores finds in the past few weeks, I think I'm all stocked up for summer, even though I'm a shopoholic, there will be more to come for sure, especially since the weather is so beautiful. I cannot wait to start working in my little studio factory and create new pieces.

I have some new pieces in the works for my Skeleton Krew Collection, translating painting into wearable art, with lockets, brooches and pins. More to come soon friends.

~ New finds: small tintype, tiny photo button and lovely gold locket

~ New finds: Gin decanter tag, metal shield, sterling fawn brooch, vintage metal numbered tags.

~ Just purchased this darling photo locket with young girl with bow in her hair, she is just lovely.