I have always be enamored with the look of antique scientific equipment as home decor. My Dad was a Neurosurgeon, and most of my young life was spent at his office or the hospital visiting his patients with him. So it probably comes from that. I just love the juxtaposition of these antique flasks with the lovely delicate little flowers and vines growing out of them. I would just LOVE to have a room in my house decorated around this theme.
I just love the elegant simplicity of machinery. Cogs fitting together neatly working in perfect unison towards a common goal. With that in mind I wanted a hair ornament that would reflect that notion. Something that would ornament the coif, but with the heart and soul of the industrial age at it's essence.
I found myself researching vintage showgirl pictures on the internet today. This sort of random frantic pouring through the internet for one very specific, yet odd ball thing happens frequently with me. Here two of my favorites that I found. The first one I found on pinterest and dearly love. The second a friend of mine brought to my attention, and I love it equally.
Meet the Saloon of Saltram House in England (near Plymouth in Devon). that ceiling alone makes me want to spend the rest of my days there. The saloon was used for balls, concerts and receptions. As quoted from the original blog post The first Countess of Morley wrote of a ball at Saltram in 1810, "We lighted it by putting a quantity of candles over the doors, the places in which they were fixed being concealed by large wreaths and festoons of leaves and flowers beautiful to behold...round the room we had two rows of seats affording comfortable anchorage for about 200 persons."
A gothic, neo-Victorian necklace stately enough to calm even the queen of hearts herself! Adding just a little of Victorian sparkle and gothic aristocratic glamour to your outfit.
Here is some exciting news! I just found out that one of my tiaras will be performing on stage at The Folger Theater in Washington DC in their production of RICHARD III. I gave her a talking to about the theater. To be on her best behavior and all of that, but really you never know what one of my creations is going to do. Opening night is January 28th so I hope they can whip her into shape by then. Here is a little more info about the performance times and dates... http://www.folger.edu/woSummary.cfm?woid=829
Update: Here is a picture of my tiara on stage worn by the lovely Queen Elizabeth. Her costume is just amazing!
This is such a great idea. I just love it!!!! I might have to turn all my favorite books into sculpture to decorate my library.
I found this picture on pinterest, but the link didn't lead anywhere so if you know who made it please leave their name or link in the comments below and I'll like it in the post.
EJPcreations is a mad scientist of a woman specializing in creating tiaras, necklaces, and fascinators, with a noir, and gothic flair. All adornments have a hint of vampire elegance, a dash of Steampunk bravado, and plenty of Neo-Victorian sensibilities.
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