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Thursday, October 15, 2009

"Vampire Rising"

October is soooo inspirational! My latest Dark Art Creation is sure to conjure fantasies of the Netherworld! I call it "Vampire Rising" as this taxidermy bat appears to be rising from an abyss in three dimensional ethereal form.....a perfect addition to this time of the year!
Wicked Wares by Crystal

Monday, October 12, 2009

Happy Haunting!

It's that time of year again! Been crafting and hunting, lots of haunting decor in at my shop, take a look at some fun New Arrivals
Hope you're having a wonderful Halloween Season!

Friday, August 21, 2009

"Oh Dem Bones, Oh Dem Bones...."

What do you know, another Dark Art Creation finished! I named it after the Old Bones song we all learned as kids. This gigantic apothecary jar, 22" tall is filled with carefully placed skulls and curiosities and is quite pleasing to the eye and very haunting! Perfect for this time of year, a must have for your mantel. One of a Kind, Wicked Wares by Crystal

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

"A Haunting We Will Go!"

One of my latest creations, "A Haunting We Will Go", the Smith Family is now ready to add a macabre mood to any room! In a blackened frame with old original wavy glass, this forlorn yet festive family brings a wry grin and chuckle to everyone that looks at it at my shop. 24" x 20", One of a Kind, Wicked Wares by Crystal - $195

Gearing up for Halloween at the shop and fabulous, fun, new masks have arrived! Here are just a few. They all tie on with a black ribbon so you can wear them or just add a special touch to any room!

Metallic Phantom of the Opera - $15

Red and gold Court Jester with bells and tiny tarot card motifs - $49

Enchanting Blue Feathered Empress Mask - $24

Blue and Gold Court Jester, so macabre with a black, high collar cape - $49

Whimsical Red and Gold Cat Mask - $29

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Roseville Antique Market

I will be selling at the Roseville Antique Market this Sunday, April 19th from 8 am till 4 pm, on Oak St. in Roseville, CA. Vendors for this show will be coming from far and wide with all kinds of special treasures. This market is being hosted by The Tattered House in Roseville. Hope to see you there!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Handsome Griffin

My website has been revamped! 40 New Arrivals including this handsome porcelain griffin from Fitz and Floyd have been posted. Take a look here
Have a great weekend and Happy Shopping!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Mysterious Millicent

Meet Mysterious Millicent, my most recent creation. She is a very old mourning oil painting on canvas that I framed in a magnificent antique blackened frame. She got tired of years of mourning so I gave her a mask and now she is ready for the Masquerade Ball, still a bit forlorn though I'm afraid, but oh so haunting! She is available and could become an instant family member on your walls so email if you want her to live at your house....

Friday, January 23, 2009


Meet Beatrice, a large, haunting 1920's bust I found at an antique faire recently. She was Dante's love interest way back when and inspired many of his famous writings throughout his life even though they both married other people. She was previously owned by Charles Gerhardt, famous conductor and producer who conducted many famous classic film scores including Star Wars. She was purchased from his estate sale after his death in 1999. Bittersweet!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Happy New Year!

I was able to get away on a little hunting trip over the holidays and found this fabulous old robotic mannequin. She moved into my shop on New Years Day, fit right into the haunting atmosphere and has become a big hit already. From around the 1930's-40's, plug her in and she comes alive, moving her arms back and forth over the tarot cards while her head turns both ways. She looks like the Bionic Woman inside, full of old machine works and gears. She must have been a fortune teller back in the Good Old Days, I have never seen one like this before. She lives at my shop now so come visit often and ask for a demonstration.

More new arrivals from my recent trip are posted here and on the website.
Thanks for all your support and kind comments in 2008 and have a Wonderful New Year!