I love this image so very much. First of all it is by Edward Gorey who I have admired for decades. And secondly just look at how adorable these proper ladies are tossing around the lovely little skull they have found. For some strange reason it reminds me tea parties with my friends. Well, they don't usually get this wild, but you get the idea.
I just finished up a clock hand hair stick to make the season merry and bright. Or spooky and filled with Gothic steampunk clock hands and gears. Whichever you prefer.
I worked quite a long time on perfecting the shape of this tiara. It's one of those things where you have a very clear idea in your head of what you want it to look like, but getting it there is a struggle. Mina's Desire was just that kind of project. But I finally got it to work, and I couldn't be happier.
This is such a cozy picture. It makes me want to just wrap myself up in a blanket with tea and a good book. I found it on my new favorite Facebook page called Creepy Places. And they really do have some amazing images.
The inevitable question came while I was making this piece. “ whatcha doing” and without thinking it flew out of my mouth… “making a dystopian mechanical peacock feather” the return answer was confused silence. Honestly, how else am I suppose to describe it. When I’m finished it all makes sense. So here it is in all it’s glory. A peacock feather for the future, but with all the elegance of the past. A lovely clock hand hair comb, antique distressed gold in color with red crystals. A noir little neo-victorian trinket that will make your outfit sparkle with decadent glamour.
I'm very proud of this piece. And you would not believe just how long I've been working on it. I think I probably started it a year ago. I knew exactly how I wanted it to look, but was not sure how to get there. Well, after working with it for a while I figured out a few new techniques and then in the last couple of weeks it all came together. AND IT TURNED OUT SO PRETTY!!! This would be my version of a Christmas comb.
The Daily Mail reported "A Victorian dress made from 1,000 beetle wings that was worn by one of the most famous actresses of the era has been restored at a cost of £50,000." Yeah like I'm not going to INSTANTLY click on that link. And boy was that click worth it! The dress is AMAZING! It was one of the most celebrated theater costumes of it's time. And worn by one of England's most beloved actresses Ellen Terry, as she played Lady Macbeth at London's Lyceum Theater in 1888. It was so celebrated that is was painted by John Singer Sargent in this painting. It's funny because I've loved this image for so long and never knew the story behind it. I have no idea how this story could have possibly slipped passed me, but I am so happy I know about it now.
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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