Isn’t it fun to get into the spirit of Halloween? Some even decorate for it year round. Our new halloween decor coaster designs are the perfect fit for a unique centerpiece, as coasters, and definitely make cool party decor. They’re an awesome gift idea, too! Think hostess gifts!
Completely one-of-a-kind, these are hand-designed by our artist, Deanna. They are finished with many coats of spar urethane to ensure they are water and heat resistant. Each is embellished with beautiful glimmering highlights that sparkle in different lighting! Gorgeous, intricate artwork adorns each one. Cork bottoms make sure your lovely furnishings will not be harmed!
Art collectors, Halloween, and Dia de los Muertos Sugar Skull enthusiasts will love these miniature works of art! Don’t miss out – One-of-a-kind means when it’s sold out, it’s gone!
About the Art
The candy corn series (The UNlucky 7) grew from a love of candy corn. All the corns! Have you tried the new flavors? There are so many new tasty triangles to try: The old original standby, the caramel flavor, and now S’mores, apple pie, pumpkin spice! Do you love it, or hate it? Candy corn is so divided! You love it, or hate it!
These cuties have the most unique expressions, and their spooky pals would just love going home with you!
Set includes four fun candy corn characters with various expressions, mid-century modern, graveyard dwelling black cat, a creepy colony of bats, and the notorious black widow spider.
The sugar skull set of four is an elemental representation. Earth, Air, Fire, and Water are all given unique sugar skull face paint. So pretty, we guarantee they won’t be put away at the end of the season!
Be on the lookout for more custom decor and coaster designs soon, and don’t miss what else is at our shop. Most items are one-of-a-kind, so when they’re gone, they’re likely gone forever!
Searching for the perfect gift for a Game of Thrones fan? This meticulously hand painted, vintage wood box is a perfect gift for him or her. A trinket box. Is a very special kind of gift. It’s something the recipient can use forever, and, it also affords you to fill the box with something special. For instance, a box like this one is thee perfect size to contain jewelry, or aa watch or cuff links, or even– an engagement ring! What a wonderful surprise! A gift which will hold treasures and be treasured. SHOP NOW!
This line of keepsake / memory / jewelry box items are a combination of skills by father daughter team Dean and Deanna. They are either refurbished vintage or embellished new to look antique/retro. Deanna does the painting and embellishments and box interiors and Dean occasionally does the pin-striping.
This is a vintage cedar box with hand painted details. No stenciling. Urethan coating, sparkles beautifully!
House of Targaryen, Game of Thrones Theme.
A petite size, intricate box for storing your most precious items, jewelry or keepsake memories!
Definitely a conversation starter and complete one of a kind!
The Art of Creating Art with Distractions – Polymer Clay Jewelry
Sometimes it begins with boredom. Perhaps not boredom, per say, but a desire to do something just to do it. No agenda. Just letting creative energy out, and whatever happens, happens. This is usually either the best work, or absolute shite.
Occasionally I work with my daughter around, and by occasionally, I really mean, like, eighty percent of the time. This can go swimmingly well, or disastrous, but most of the time we work really well together. She’s six, so, you know, things change by the day, interests by the hour, and attitude by the minute. So when working with a kid at home, which is where my studio is, you have got to be flexible. My goal wasn’t originally to create a piece of polymer clay jewelry, but sometimes magic happens when you least expect.
When I have ‘serious’ work, or commissions, I try to do them when she’s out of the house, or someone else can entertain her. A lot of the time, however, she likes to hang out and watch, usually doing her own art project or just being some character in her head. Turning the studio into a castle, or jungle, or something else fantastical (the locations of which and characters also change by the minute.) One has to be pretty good at multitasking to seriously work with a kid like that around.
I often hear, “Okay, mama, you don’t have to play it, just sit there.” Which is code for: You don’t have to actively get in costume, act, and make stuff up, but I’m gonna talk at you, really, really closely and non-stop, until you’re done working. Chatter, chatter, chatter. Like a small chipmunk burrowing in all your tools and supplies, all the while chirping like they do.
So, I play along. I work on whatever project or computer work I may have, concentrating as best I can on it, while still focusing on her, and answering every now and then with something like, “Oh, yes, your majesty!” Or, “Yes, that sure is the best pizza I’ve ever had!”
Then I take a bite of pretend pizza made out of my polymer clay stash with those craft puff-balls thingies glued on top.
When Guinea Pigs and Witches Collide
To give myself a break from the seriously challenging art of making ‘serious’ art with child present, I take days where we make things together on purpose. She’s really into watching tutorials on YouTube. One day while looking up “cute Guinea pig,” we found tutorials on how to make them with clay. (Her favorite is here.) This spawned a mass amount of guinea pig figurines in my home, currently we have twenty, all of which are different colors and have names like, “Lemony.”
One Christmas everyone got a clay guinea pig ornament. They’re everywhere. But I digress. This fortuitous web search spawned an interest in sculpting with clay, not only for her, but myself.
One day we sat down to make more guinea pigs and I decided to try something new. I wanted to experiment with using my metal jewelry trays (which are for fitting cabochons or cameos inside.) The goal was to try to see how well polymer clay would mix with it, and whether I’d like it.
Trying Something New
It worked pretty well, I’d say. Well enough that it sold before it was even finished. Periodically I’ll post my art in progress on social media to get fresh eyes and opinions, especially with something new. This wasn’t my first experience with polymer clay, but it was with creating polymer clay jewelry. I started out with a lump of black clay just trying to figure out what exactly I was going to make. Black clay went into the background of the tray and next came a head in a glorious, almost glowing green color.
I sat there staring at this green head wondering where this was going, no real intentions on the table and it hit me. Wicked Witch of the West. And that was it. From there on out it was a no brainer. I kept at it for a few hours. It’s small, and pretty tedious work. Surprisingly I’m really good with miniatures. It’s surprising because I have little to no patience.
After she was baked, I painted her details on and used some powder metallic. This looks just phenomenal in person, but because of the nature of metallic and the shiny glaze I used, she was irritating to photograph at best. I did manage to get a few though, and her new owner loves her very much.
Thanks for checking her out! Don’t forget to see what’s new at our shop!
Let us know what you think of this first attempt at polymer clay jewelry. Leave us a comment and give us your opinion!
This is a vintage leaded glass box with hand-painted details. This is not a stencil or sticker decal.
A medium size, intricate trinket box for storing your most precious possessions, jewelry or keepsake memories! Makes a lovely gift for wedding, anniversary, birthday, Mother’s Day, valentine, etc. https://www.etsy.com/shop/GreaseAndGrace
•Lid hand painted
•Frosted glass sides
•The last two photos show the box with white paper inside, to see the art without the reflection. Does not come with paper.
New to the collection of leaded glass ornaments are these stunning Art Nouveau style pieces (we snuck in a few Old Hollywood style, too!) Each is unique, and never replicated!
Made using antique leaded glass, these little beauties look lovely all year round and make a wonderful gift item!
Find them in our Art Glass section of our store, or, click the image to go to the listing.
Hand-crafted by our artist Deanna, here are some new Christmas ornaments with a vintage feel.
Retro ads are placed upon antique leaded glass.
These are beautiful enough to hang all year ’round!
Each is one-of-a-kind!
This Alice in Wonderland piece is solely the creation of our artist Deanna*. In the style of classic children’s book illustration, it is painstakingly detailed on four sides plus the drawers. Vibrant, colorful, and brilliant line work abounds this miniature world. The piece stands just 4 1/2 ” high! The largest painting on it is four inches by three inches. These are painted directly on the box. They are not decals or stickers.
Included scenes are: Alice following the White Rabbit, Alice and the Queen of Hearts, The Hookah Smoking Caterpillar, The Cheshire Cat in the tree.
•Exterior hand painted and inked •Purple felt lined interior •Vintage cedar box was originally a souvenir item •Clear coated artwork for duration
*Deanna Meyer is a children’s book illustrator, see “Buffalo on the Ridge” on Google and Amazon. ___________________________________________________________________________
Measures: 4.25″ W 4.5″ H 2.75″ D
Children’s Art / Book Illustration / Classic / Retro / Vintage / Victorian / Alice in Wonderland
A small size, intricate box for storing your most precious items, jewelry or keepsake memories!
Definitely a conversation starter and complete one of a kind!