Tuesday, 27 July 2010

The Vampire’s Bride Giveaway



The Vampire’s Bride

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* The Vampire (1897) Philip Burne-Jones Bt. (1861-1926)

I have always enjoyed reading supernatural thrillers and sci-fi books (and watching scary movies) since I was in my teens, but my love for these supernatural creatures really came about when I discovered the ‘Vampire Chronicles’!  Many of you will already know that Anne Rice is the author of this wonderful collection, which includes titles such as ‘Interview With The Vampire’, ‘The Vampire Lestat’ and ‘The Queen Of The Damned’ (my 3 favourites) and many more! 

A few years ago my sister gave me a book called ‘Dead Until Dark', which is the first in the 'Sookie Stackhouse’ novels by Charlaine Harris. It was, and still is one of my favourite books, and this ‘Southern Vampire Series’ also forms the basis for the TV series ‘True Blood’, which I also adore! 

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Inspired by the vampires lust for human blood and the ability they have to dazzle, glamour or hypnotise their prey, it was inevitable that my love of reading such books would spill into my jewellery making!  Today’s theme is all about combining my love of making gothic jewellery with vampires, and sets the perfect scene for the Vampire's Bride Collection!
  
♥ Take a peak at Miss Bohemia's Gothic Jewellery ♥

True Blood Eric Northman Wedding

Perfect for the Vampire’s Bride

   I have captured a selection of my current vamp and gothic glamour jewellery in red and silver (I will save the gold collection for a later post), alongside some of my own (and some borrowed) favorite red accessories!  Red represents passion, power, danger and blood (and a lot more), so provides the perfect colour choice when attending a Vamp based wedding!

The selection for the Vampire's Bride includes my ‘Under A Vampire’s Spell ~ Web of Deceit Ring & Bracelet’, Vampire Blood Drop Earrings, Blood Lust Rings, mini blood vials (in case anyone gets hungry) and a ‘Vampire Fang Bookmark’, which makes the perfect gift! 

For the 'bewitched' humans in attendance, I have included an ‘I ♥ Vampire’s’ Pendant, and those with an observant eye will notice a ‘Team Eric’ phone charm (just because :-)), and ‘A Wolf's Heart' Necklace, as whenever there’s a ‘vamp’, you can be sure a ‘werewolf’ is never too far away.  I will also be doing a feature for the ‘Team Wolf’ fans in a later post!

Most of the jewellery shown (and more) are available in my VampiresKisses Etsy shop, but you can always contact me through either of my shops or blog with any enquiries!

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♥ True Bride ♥
I Wanna Be a Bride to Eric Northman’
Curated by Traci (ChaseyLacey)

True Bride copy

Please also check out this fabulous ‘True Bride~  I Wanna Be a Bride to Eric Northman’ Etsy Treasury, which was curated by ChaseyLacey (Traci) for her Treasury Challenge!  Traci was kind enough to feature my Blood Lust’ Gothic Ring', along with other Artisans creations, to showcase just what you need for the perfect supernatural wedding!

Now for my ‘Gothic’ giveaway!


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♥ Giveaway Prizes ♥

Thank you to everyone who voted in the ‘choose your giveaway prize' poll!  As promised, I shall be giving away a necklace, and as a special bonus I shall also be giving away 2 more fabulous prizes!

♥ 1st Prize ♥

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I ♥ Vampires Fang Necklace & Red Swarovski Vampire's Heart
The first prize is a stunning vampire necklace, featuring an 'I ♥ Vampires' text & a great mini pic of fangs encased in a glass dome & set in an oval silver plated setting. I have added a small Swarovski crystal heart in deep red.

 ♥ 2nd Prize ♥

Drink Me Blood Pendant

Mini ‘Drink Me’ Blood Vial Necklace
The second prize is this bewitching Vamp 'Drink Me' ♥ miniature blood vial necklace!  Hung on a silver plated chain.
♥ 3rd Prize ♥

 

Gorgeous Blood Drop Earrings 
The third winner will receive a pair of these drop-dead-gorgeous faceted glass blood drop earrings, inspired by the vampires lust for blood! 

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* TO ENTER *

As this is a 'thank you' giveaway for followers, you must also be subscribed to my blog or a follower on facebook or twitter (please be warned that I tweet a LOT & promote handmade artists).

To ENTER all you need to do is leave a comment at the end of this post about your favourite supernatural being e.g. are you ‘Team Vamp’, Team Wolf’ or something else! 

Giveaway ends on August 15, 2010 at 11:59 pm GMT. The winners will be selected at random and notified by email!  Winners will have 48 hours to reply back, before a new winner is selected.

Please leave your email so I can contact you if you win.

Open Internationally!

Only one entry per person allowed!

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This is not a mandatory requirement to enter the competition, but would be appreciated :-)

* Blog about the giveaway.

* Tweet about this giveaway.


♥ Good luck ♥

 More Gothic Jewellery
  
  
 

Thursday, 22 July 2010

Folksy Friday 'Fantasy Sea Creatures'

 Fantasy Sea Creatures

Mermaids

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* Picture of "A Mermaid" by John William Waterhouse, 1901

The theme for this Folksy Friday is ‘Mermaids’.   

The background for most fantasy sea creatures stem from myths and legends, and are often linked to historical references and occasional claimed sightings.  One of my favourite type of mythical sea creatures are Mermaids!  These aquatic creatures are often described as having a female head and upper body, and the tail of a fish!


The name ‘mermaid’ comes from ‘mere’, an old English word for sea, and ‘maid’, a word for woman (the masculine equivalent is merman). Mermaids are often described as beautiful and depicted as Sirens of the Sea (along with water fairies, nymphs and selkies), who tempt sailors with their beauty, charm and enchanting songs. Some stories include instances where a mermaid has transformed her tail for human legs, to live alongside humans. These stories rarely have happy endings, but are never-the-less fascinating.
My love of fantasy and fairytales include these mysterious creatures, and I have chosen a selection to show you below of my work and also that of other talented Artists!  All jewellery, prints and accessories shown are available from Folksy.

*Clicking on the pictures will take you to the shop link.

Inspirations from the Sea

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Fantasy Mermaid with Shell Locket £15 by Miss Bohemia

Mermaid Fantasy Necklace child 2
Mermaid Mother & Child Pendant £11.99  Mermaid Fantasy Earrings £6 by Miss Bohemia

A collection of Sea themed creations by  talented Folksy Artisans

 
Beautiful ‘Mermaid Teardrop’ Pendant £4 by Mirribeads

Stunning ‘Little Mermaids’ Fused Glass Pendant £7.50 by ToadyBobbins

 
I love this 'Sea Horse' Shell Necklace £12.99 by  Steampunkstorm

 
Vintage 'Mermaid' 10"x8" £10 by the talented mochalulu

This ‘Swimming mermaids’ silk painting £48 by The Owl and the Pussycat has so much detail!

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I shall also be doing a feature some gorgeous jewellery, artwork and accessories inspired by Greek mythology in the next few weeks!

*Medusa by Arnold Böcklin, circa 1878


Monday, 19 July 2010

Miss Bohemia’s First Giveaway

* This giveaway is now closed *


♥ Thank you to everyone who entered this giveway ♥


 

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Alice In Wonderland Giveaway
 




A big thank you to everyone who voted on my first giveaway on my blog and through facebook!  The votes are in for my next giveaway and I can reveal that its a tie between something from my Alice In Wonderland collection and the choice of a necklace!

I have decided to have 2 great giveaways! The first will be an Alice In Wonderland giveaway, and there are there 3 great prizes up for grabs!  The next giveway will be 'something special' and detailed in a future post.

As you may, know I love all things ‘Alice’ and am glad to know you do too! I have selected my favourite pieces from my Alice collection and hope you like them too!

My first favourite piece is my Alice In Wonderland ‘Through The Looking Glass’

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.  It has one of my favourite Tenniel Alice images and I love the miniature looking glass!


The second is my Alice Red Hearts Themed Charmed bracelet.  I love red and love hearts, and even the toggle and clasp have a heart design too!


My third favourite piece is this Alice In Wonderland Tea Time Ring And Necklace Set! It’s just so quirky and cute!


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♥ Giveaway Prizes ♥

Now for my giveaway!


1st Prize 

Cute Alice In Wonderland Tea Time Cards Ring And Necklace Set!

An acrylic green and white tea cup and saucer were used to make this quirky ring, which is attached to a silver plated adjustable ring setting. Also includes a matching green and white clubs card pendant hung on a standard 18 inch silver plated chain from a silver plated bail! 


2nd & 3rd Prizes

Two wonderful whimsical Alice In Wonderland Rings!
 

One features Alice & the 'Drink Me' potion, while the other contains a classic vintage Alice image by Tenniel!  Both are set within an oval gold plated rings with fancy lace edge details around the border.  The images are 18x25mm and the gold plate rings have overlapped bands and are therefore adjustable. Quirky, cute & a great pair of Alice inspired memento!

 

2nd winner will receive the 'Drink Me' Alice ring and the 3rd winner will receive the 'Classic Alice' ring!


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* TO ENTER *


As this is a 'thank you' giveaway for followers, you must also be subscribed to my blog or a follower on facebook or twitter.

To ENTER all you need to do is visit either my Folksy or Etsy shop and leave a comment here on my blog, on your favourite Alice item!  Everything is currently reduced in my Alice In Wonderland collection in both my Etsy and Folksy Shop, so feel free to browse and shop!

Giveaway ends on August 8, 2010 at 11:59 pm GMT. The winners will be selected at random and notified by email!  Winners will have 48 hours to reply back, before a new winner is selected.

Please leave your email so I can contact you if you win.

Open Internationally!

Only one entry per person allowed!

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This is not a mandatory requirement to enter the competition, but would be appreciated :-)

Blog about the giveaway.

Tweet about this giveaway.


Good luck!

Friday, 16 July 2010

Folksy Friday ~ Parisian Perfection

 Paris: Je t'adore

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*La Pâtisserie Gloppe au Champs-Élysées (1889)

Paris is often called the City of Love and along with that title, for me it also conjures up images of romance, vintage glamour, sophistication, a touch of magic and so much more!
Paris, the largest City in France, has a vibrant history and many famous landmarks, such as the Notre Dame de Paris, Arc de Triomphe and the Louvre!  Other symbols of France include the Eiffel Tower and the Fleur de Lis (Lily flower)!  There is also too much to say about Paris, than can be covered in my small blog post, so I will now talk about my favourite passe temps (pastime) creating Jewellery!

Paris often provides the inspiration for jewellery and accessories!  I have created some wearable Paris themed pieces which attempt to capture the magic of this famous City!  I have also include a selection of Paris and French themed beauties from some talented artists over at Folksy! 

* Clicking on the pictures will take you directly to the shop links for each design!

My Paris Theme Jewellery


   
1. Key To The Heart of Paris Necklace, which includes a pink swarovski heart £15.99
2. With Love From Paris ♥ Necklace £7.99


   
3. Vintage Paris ♥ Fleur De Lis Pearl Dangle Drop Earrings £6.99
4. Paris ♥ Fleur De Lis Eiffel Tower Golden Bagcharm Keyring £5.99


A collection of Paris themed creations by  talented Folksy Artisans

   
  
 

And how about some perfectly formed French Macarons?

1. Vintage French Advertisement Locket £8 &
2. Vintage Envelope Locket Necklace £15 both by Whimsical Wren Jewellery
3. Paris nights necklace £10 by Jings Things
4. L'ermitage Glass Pendant £5 by laura's little lovelies
5. Paris in Pink - Eiffel Tower charm necklace £7.99 by Pirate Treasures Jewellery
6. Paris Love Charms Vintage Necklace £12 by Mary Elliott Jewellery
7. Parisian Lavender Pillow £4.50 by POLKA DOTS AND POSIES
8. Vintage inspired cushion with old French Postcard Design £18 by Lewis Designs
9. Shabby Chic Paris Lavender Sachets Handstamped £3.99 by Vintage Dreams
10. Felt macaron gift set of 6 £30 by Treaclezoo

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

July Jesters at Folksy

 Folksy July Jesters Challenge

I have signed up for the ‘July Jesters’ challenge over at Folksy, where I have my Miss Bohemia shop.  The challenge is to list one item everyday for the month of July!  As I have started the challenge midway, I may list an additional item until the end of July!  My first listing was a 'Vampire Fangs' & Red ♥ Luxury Velvet Bookmark (see below) (listed on 13th July) and my listing for today is an 'Alice In Wonderland' Whimsical bag charm (see below).

 
*Click on the pictures to take you directly to the shop listing!
There are so many other great items being listed by other Folksy sellers during the challenge and I have included some of my favourites below!

 

* Clicking on the pictures will take you directly to the shop listing and from there you can check out the other gorgeous designs in their shops! 

From left to right
1. Ruby Guest Wedding Book by Dottie Designs
2. Pretty Fabric Cuff by Pants and Paper
3. Beautiful Black Ballgown Jotter by Jessicas Jotters
4. Handmade Resin Roses by Karen’s Beads
5. Oriental Blue Butterfly Retro Handbag by HWR Designs
6. Steampunk Angel Wing Necklace by Steampunkstorm

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