Wednesday, September 05, 2007

New pieces

I've finally gotten my work space organized! Well. Mostly. I bought a big banquet table, the kind with folding legs, six feet long. My art and jewelry supplies are on, under and next to it, where I can find them all. That leaves me with more than enough space to create new pieces, so here they are:

Elizabeth Bathory, who is known as The Blood Countess, may have more to do with Bram Stoker’s Dracula than Vlad the Impaler. Notes about her were found in Stoker’s papers, so he’d certainly heard of her!

In 1610 Hungary, local authorities began investigating the disappearance of local girls. Transylvanian Countess Elizabeth Bathory was subsequently imprisoned, walled into a tiny room with only a small slot to pass through food. In 1614 she was found dead in her cell. She’d been charged with murdering hundreds of young women, believing their blood would keep her young and beautiful.

This necklace features a pendant of the creepy Countess Bathory, made by Handmade Horrors. The Countess is flanked by two black onyx replicas of her own black heart, accented by two black faceted teardrops.

Contrary to popular belief, vampire bats have a maximum size of 18 oz. (50 g). The one on this necklace, though, is much cuter than actual vampire bats!

This necklace is a little over 16” (40.6 cm) long, so the little bat charm will nestle happily in the hollow of your neck. He promises not to drink too much. The ruby red glass daggers that surround him are reminiscent of drops of blood. Faceted black glass beads and genuine moonstone complete the eerie ensemble.

Heart of Darkness Earrings

For the black-hearted punk, goth or pirate among us. These special earrings are made with black onyx hearts, topped with faceted black glass beads. There is a silver tone pewter bead beneath the heart as well. The earrings feature leverback earwires for added security. They measure a little over an inch, (2.5 cm) including the earwire.

These new pieces are all for sale at Luminosities.

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