Sunday, August 26, 2012

Halloween 24/7 Team Interview 3: Amber

Greetings once again fellow Halloween/Samhain celebrators.  I hope you are enjoying a wonderfully dark weekend.  As our series of interviews with our fearless team leaders continues, I introduce to you Amber from SerpentsDance.   You will see what a wonderfully macabre person Amber is.

1. Why Halloween/Samhain?
I have always loved Halloween the most, even as a little girl. I was an odd child, always obsessed with ghosts and skeletons and the thought of death and the afterlife, so Halloween called to me more than any other holiday. That, and it comes hand-in-hand with my favorite season. I am happiest in's why I got married that month!
Haunted Graveyard Necklace

2. Your inspiration:
Everything! Music, art, history and nature are probably my biggest influences, though. I love to tell stories, and that's what I feel like I'm doing when I make jewelry. I'm telling bits and pieces of a story in each piece.
Perching Crow Necklace

3. What color makes you want to create and why?
Red. Which is funny, because it rarely shows up in my jewelry, but the majority of my paintings are red. I think it's just the vividness of the color that grabs my attention. I tend to use a lot of blue and green stones in my jewelry, though, because it goes so well with copper.
Silver Dragon with Garnet Cabacon

4. Spooky, Creepy, or Cutesy?
Spooky and Creepy, for sure. Not that I don't like cute things, but spooky and creepy always win, for me.   Cemetary Ring   Memento Mori Necklace

5. Lestat or Edward Cullen?
Lestat, of course. Never got on board with Twilight. 
Copper Scroll Necklace

6. Do you have a favorite Halloween/Samhain tradition?
I always watch Nightmare Before Christmas. I also love to roast the pumpkin seeds from the jack-o-lanterns.
Hammered Copper Hair Stick   Copper Leaf Necklace

7. Trick or Treat? Why?
Treat. Because I love candy a little more than I should.
Dragon's Love Necklace

8. Interesting tidbit about yourself?
I have a slight obsession with crime. If I could've been anything, I would have been a forensic anthropologist, but my stomach does not handle the sight of real-life blood and guts very well. So I make up for it by filling my bookshelves with books about serial killers. I also have a lot of books about weapons and poison, and grow a lot of poisonous plants in my garden (in my defense, some poisonous plants also happen to be really pretty!). My husband is convinced that if one of the neighbors ever turns up dead, the cops will take one look at my bookcases and haul me away.
Moon and Stars Dome Necklace  

What an interview.  As a fellow true crime enthusiast I have to say I understand the lure of forensics.  Check out Amber's unique shop items by clicking on the links after each answer.  It will give you a taste of her talent.  Until we meet again my Halloween lovlies.....

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Halloween 24/7 Team interview 2: Kim

Hello again! Our next interview features out steamy leader Kim from SassySteampunk.  Her shop contains some deliciously dark creations along with some marvelous machinations, so continue reading to meet our next Halloween 24/7 team leader. 

1. Why Halloween/Samhain?

Why Halloween/Samhain? I love Halloween..the cats,+ ghosts! BOO!
Bat Necklace Set    Death Note Book Necklace

2.  Your inspiration:

Your inspiration: Full moon, graveyards, + ghosts   Zombie Card
3. What color makes you want to create and why?

What color makes you want to create and why? Black + red my 2 favs Black scares you as you dont know what to expect. Red-the fiery attitude that goes with it,( Im a redhead) When I see red I throw myself full force into my creations
 Vampire Bite Bracelet    Goth Skull Cameo Necklace

4. Spooky, Creepy, or Cutesy? 
Creepy muhaamuhaaa   Bone Bag Necklace

5. Van Helsing or Harry Potter?
Van Helsing I own the movie + watch it at least twice a day for inspiration   One Last Drop Necklace

6. Do you have a favorite Halloween/Samhain tradition? 
I dress up every year as a witch to hand out my treats   Orange Earrings

 7. Trick or Treat? Why? 
Well I love my candy corn but I love to play tricks on unsuspecting roomies or my kids hehe
Crazy Skeleton Card

8. Interesting tidbit about yourself?
I believe I was a gypsy in a past life as I find it hard to stay put in 1 place for long
Greek Theodolite Necklace

So what do you think of our 2nd interviewee.  Isn't she interesting?  I have to wonder where her gypsy yearnings will take her next, maybe Transylvania? Once again mysterious times until we meet again.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Halloween 24/7 Team Interview: Alura

This week I am featuring interviews with your Halloween 24/7 leaders, so we can get to know then all a little better.  After all don't you want to know what drives them to the love of Halloween?  What divine horrors they delight in?  What weird and wonderful things decorate their holiday?

Our first interviewee is Alura, team captain, founder, and owner of Moonspell Crafts.  So without further ado, our interview.

1. Why Halloween/Samhain?
Since I was little I loved Halloween. I'm sure at first it was the candy but it was always a big to do at my house. To this day it reminds me of childhood fun. I've grown into appreciating Halloween as the Celtic New Year, known as Samhain. I feel that it is a special night, when the veil is thin, where we can send messages to those who've gone before us.   Magic is a foot

2. Your inspiration:
My inspiration comes from my husband and cat...a vampire and a black cat to be specific. Can't get better than that. But I also love the vintage Halloween images and games from the late 1800's too.
Vampire Victuals Menu and Recipes  Black Cat Card

3. What color makes you want to create and why?
In creating Halloween items, I use a lot of orange and black, eluding to pumpkins and cats of course! For me those are traditional if not old fashioned colors!   Gift Set Bag & Card, Primitive Greeting Card 

4. Spooky, Creepy, or Cutesy?
For me it's kind of Victorian Folksy really. Maybe cutesy...  Goth & Spooky Journals

5. Lestat or Eric Northman?
Ummmmm Lestat and even more, Louis du Pont du Lac!!   Lestat Live Sign

6. Do you have a favorite Halloween/Samhain tradition? I've always loved giving out treats. Nut as of the last few years I've made a table by the door with candles and pumpkins and a big cauldron! And I sit right there with my cloak and hat on!   Witch with Attitude Sign

7. Trick or Treat? Why? Treat always! I love sweets and nice things!   Vampire Coffee

8. Interesting tidbit about yourself?
  I love classical music and love to eat devil Antique Music BookMusic Journal

There you have it teammates.  Our first interview.  Get a taste of Alura's Halloween by clicking on the links after each question. 

Until next time when we interview leader Kim of SassySteampunk! May I wish a macabre evening and delicious nightmares.......