Spooky Jewelry Box that I Made and Sold to Jen Lightfoot

Have you guessed yet that Halloween is my favorite holiday? I am absolutely in love with this handmade spooky Halloween-themed box by Carlie Sorat! The attention to detail is insane with the unique silver spiderweb pendants, intricate overlapping of images and text, and the steampunk-style latch key.

I’m currently using this spooky box as a home for some of my jewelry, but it can be used to hold a number of different items (I almost used it to store art supplies!). Carlie’s gorgeous boxes are one-of-a-kind and each one is individually handmade. The colors are vibrant and I love the retro, occult, and vintage Halloween-vibe of this box.

I have a lot of necklaces so I’m always looking for practical (yet stylish!) ways to store them. I don’t really wear bracelets or rings very much and I don’t have pierced ears so no earrings for me, but I love necklaces — especially big statement necklaces. They get tangled easily though so I have multiple jewelry boxes. This one is great for those really large necklaces that don’t fit in my other jewelry boxes.

Halloween is my all-time favorite holiday! I was actually super scared of a lot of the costumes when I was a little kid — I even made my cousin take off part of his makeup at the dinner table. He had a realistic bleeding gash on his cheek and it grossed me out so much lol. As I got older though, especially in my early teens, I really started to love the idea of dressing up and watching scary movies on Halloween. There’s something about Halloween’s dark and creepy yet sometimes whimsical imagery that I’m really drawn to.

Of course I wanted a horror-themed box, but Carlie can make boxes with a ton of different themes! She is always taking commissions, and she is super sweet! For your own custom handmade box, contact Carlie at chaas66@aol.com

Carlie is also a pinup model and writes about pinup fashion with a rock n’ roll edge on her blog, bombshell2016.blog.

 

xoxo,

Jen

MAKE SURE TO CHECK OUT HER BRAND NEW BLOG: WWW.THEFASHIONWITCH.COM

 

 

 

My Art Portrait by Jen Lightfoot

IMG_6471

I met artist Jen Lightfoot through a mutual friend, Jessica Perner, another incredible artist that has used me in several artwork projects. I met her through Instagram and when I found her page I had to look through every single picture she had posted. I immediately fell in love with her style and the uniqueness of each art piece she creates.

I was so excited when Jen started working on my portrait which was an amazing drawing illustration with colored pencil and ink as her medium. She also created it  on a wooden board with gave the art piece an extra bit of uniqueness with her soft and fluid colors she used, which was so cool. She used one of my model photos as her reference and we collaborated a bit to make sure we were on the same page when it came to the illustration and how we both wanted it to look. Jen was very kind and would send me work in progress photos to make sure everything was coming up well. Every time she would send me a picture, I’d get even more excited!

I love how even though a photo reference was used to create this creation, Jen still added her own little cuteness and uniqueness to it, such as putting a spider on my shoulder because in the actual model photo, I wore a flower piece that had spiders in it.

IMG_6472

I’m so happy with how my absolutely gorgeous and amazing portrait came out and I’m so thankful to the lovely Jen Lightfoot for all the time and effort that she put into my piece.

IMG_6473

If you’re interested in getting a commissioned piece by her check out her website at jenlightfoot.com or write to her email posted above. Or check out her Instagram (jen_lightfoot) to see her work.