Time for the extreme undead close-up.
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Next up, a Halloween box from Cindy Tevis. This box is of such nice quality! Beautifully heavy in the hand, artfully wrought and skillfully finished.
You can find Cindy at http://shabbyhagdecor.blogspot.com/ or http://halloweenspirit.etsy.com/
When first I saw this little gem from Cloretta Ann Orr, I thought the gift was the charming box. It is so detailed and sweet, right down to the wee orange rick-rack on the sides. Little did I know that in the box there were even more little charmers....candles. Sweet fall colored candles in the shape of falling leaves. Delightful! These are from the Old Witchey Poo Candle Company. Take a peek at http://firstname.lastname@example.org/
Isn't this ACEO a delight? The colors are bright, bold and striking in real life. Perfectly Halloweenish. It came from Marceline Hayes, also known as Phoebe43 on eBay. Go to eBay to see what she has for auction.
This delightful ACEO has a special place on my Halloween table as it is just the right size, shape and color to set off a basket of fall leaves.
Before I talk about this next one, I have to tell you about it's packaging . I swear, the packaging was almost as sweet as the prize. I could tell that a lot of care was taken with this one. Very, very professional.
This is a handstamped paper candy container. It has black gems affixed at the corners and lovely ribbon around the base. It was made by Brialee Haworth-Walker at Raven Fae's Creations. You can find more of her work, including some handmade sculpts at http://ravenfaescreations.etsy.com/ or read what is new in her world at http://ravenfaescreations.blogspot.com/
When you open it up, look what is inside. Too sweet!
Speaking of great packaging, here is another example where the artist went above and beyond. The purplish Frankenstein is the packaging. It was finished with a satin ribbon and a tiny pumpkin button. Very, very cute. It was sent by Robert Brawley at Halloween Fanatic Originals. Find links to his work on his blog http://twinklestricksandtreats.blogspot.com/
Who doesn't love original artwork? Especially
Halloween artwork? My daughter has
dibsies on the pumpkin man in the
Please pardon my somewhat lame attempt at "clever" photography with this one. I have wicked dishpan hands right now due to paperclay, wet felting and, well....dishes. I didn't want to scare people by using my man hands as a backdrop for such lovely jewelry. I thought the wine glass would be less distracting, though it makes me want a glass of wine to go with the cool jewelry. These awesome little gems were sent by Dawn Dzielski at House of 1000 Spirits.
See more at http://stores.ebay.com/House-of-1000-Spirits
The macrame on the bracelets is so intricate looking! Everyone who has seen these in person has just loved them!
Even the zombie can't keep his hands off of them. (You should see what he has done with the cat!)
This next face is so dear. Isn't he darling? Doesn't he look as though he knows all of the secrets? I adore his party hat and his festoon of green tinsel. Very, very festive!
This moon man is a cherished gift from Debb George at Halloween Jingle Bells Boo!
Look on her blog for links to more of her exciting work: http://halloweenjinglesbellsboo.blogspot.com/
The colors on this piece from Byrum Art are amazing. So amazing that this post can't do them justice. Please take my word....breathtaking!
Please go take a peek at more delicious eye candy at http://www.ronbyrum.com/
This last piece makes me smile! I can't figure out of this was part of the SEHA giveaway or something else, but it was the first to arrive. What it lacks in Halloweenishness, it makes up for in hand crafted charm. My kids already know where it should go in the Spring.
Because of this kind offering, they now know the word for flowers in French and what a bee skep is. Many many thanks to Gary and Pat Sergent!
AND MANY, MANY THANKS TO THE TALENTED ARTISTS OF SEHA!
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