Lina Cavalieri, 1910s. Opera singer. Hers is the face that appears repeatedly, obsessively, in Piero Fornasetti's designs. Such a statuesque beauty.
Today I'm just finishing up one of my new favorite hair combs. I started this one because I wanted a hair comb that would resemble a Steampunk hair bow when worn, but of course made out of clock hands. It looks so cute when placed in a hair do I can barely stand it! And I just love the red with the gold. It is such a stunning hair ornament in person, if I do say so myself.
"Twinings on The Strand, London. On this very spot in 1706 Thomas Twining opened the first tea room in London. The shop has been here ever since - which makes it the oldest shop in the City of Westminster. The distinctive Twinings’ logo, created in 1787, is the oldest commercial logo in continuous use."
The weather is FINALLY starting to cool down here in California. I actually found myself wanting a cup of hot tea this morning. I dearly love tea, but this weather just makes it unbearable sometimes. So because I was finally getting down my tea collection from the cupboard to place on the counter for easy access during the winter I had to look up all kinds of pictures on pinterest that involved tea. This is just such an idyllic garden tea party spot. Oh I do wish I could just project myself into the picture. One scone with clotted cream and jam for me please!
What a nice surprise! I just heard that a bride I had the honor to work with a year or so ago was written about on OffBeat Brides website. She is such a lovely lady, and I had so much fun working with her on the items she had envisioned for her special day. Her theme was a zombie, steampunk wedding. And let me tell you her dress was ABSOLUTELY STUNNING! This is such a treat for me because with all the items I make for brides I rarely get a chance to see what they look like in the wedding. And the article on Offbeat Bride does a beautiful job of showcasing just how special her wedding day was. I ended up making hair onaments for all her bridesmads and the brides wedding necklace. I put some detail pictures of them in this post becasue it's a little hard to see them in the OffBeat Bride pictures. http://offbeatbride.com/2014/09/florida-zombie-wedding
I have never seen a more elegant mosquito in my life! And the gold script below is just amazing! It's a detail from a book from around 1591 about insects, Basil Thyme, and Land Snails (detail), Joris Hoefnagel, Georg Bocskay.
Isn't it just lovely! It's an illuminated initial from a piece of Spanish chant music from around 1460. The details are just amazing.
Victorian Steampunk inspired hair comb with peacock feathers perfect for a Edwardian Ball or an elegant Steampunk Bride
I've been working on this little beauty for quite awhile now. It's a Victorian Steampunk inspired hair comb with large peacock feather eyes and several layers of metal filigree pieces. There was always something missing from the design when I was trying to finish it up. But everything seemed to come together nicely last night. I do love it when that happens. And it always seems to happens just when I least expect it.
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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