Saturday, 8 June 2013

Artist Spotlight - Laughing Vixen Lounge Plus Shop Discount & Giveaway Details

Artist Spotlight 
Laughing Vixen Lounge

 

I'm delighted to announce that today's post is all about the talented artist, designer and creator of Laughing Vixen 'Kris'!  Stop by her Etsy shop and you'll see it described as a ' mix of Retro Kitsch, Rockabilly Chic, Vintage Horror and Pop Culture Obsession' but is also so much more!  Her shop (which I adore) is full of treasuries which include necklaces, compact mirrors, pillboxes, rings, charm bracelets and other 'needful things'.  Designs range from 'Supernatural and the Zombie Apocalpyse to Fairytales and Alice In Wonderland! 

I interviewed Kris as part of this feature and have shared some of her work, insight and aspirations with you.  I have also included several of my favourite designs from her shop including the beautifully detailed Zombie Apocalypse Charm Bracelet featured above :-)

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1. What do you do and your area of work? 
Laughing Vixen - Maker of Sparkly Trinkets and Unusual Curiosities, Peddler Of Needful Things and Creator of Custom Designs. In other words I make jewelry and accessories with a fun and unique twist.

2. How did you get started in your field of work? 
I had wanted to start a shop for a long time. It took a few years and lots of trial and error to get the product where it is today. I'm very proud of the shop and am so glad that people are enjoying it. 

 

3. Who and/or what inspires your work? 
Oh my! Anything and everything. I'm a pop culture junkie so that's what you'll see in my work. There's also a heavy influence by retro and horror as I just love those styles. Movies, music, fairy tales, pin up girls, retro humor, Zombies, Vampires are just a start.

 

4. How long have you been working as an artist? 
I've been an artsy little rat my whole life but as far as for money about 2009.

5. What’s the best thing about what you do? 
I do what I want when I want! OK, maybe not exactly but it is nice to make what you want and how you want to do it. Decided when you work and when you don't want to... don't. 

6. Is there a specific time of day when you prefer to work? 
Day? What's that? 8) I'm very nocturnal so I do most of my working in the evening and night.


7. What piece of work are you most proud of and why? 
Hmmmm... that must be like asking someone which child is their favorite. I love every piece but sometimes some do turn out exceptionally well. The Mermaid Pinup Charm Bracelet I thought the colors worked really well. This has been a popular design. (see above for this design)


I also love the Ultimate Charm Bracelets (including the Zombie Charm Bracelet). It takes a lot to find all the charms to put one together but I just love the look of them when they're done. 


And the 12 Days Of Christmas Charm Bracelet is another popular design. I think the colors and the images work great together and capture a vintage Victorian feel.

8. Are there any projects that you are currently working on? 
I'm working with some sites in a few different fandoms on some giveaways. So I'm working on getting some new inspired-by designs listed for The Walking Dead and Supernatural. Maybe True Blood too if I can find a site to work with.

 

9. Where you can find out more about Laughing Vixen

Etsy Shop: www.laughingvixenlounge.etsy.com 
Blog: www.laughingvixenlounge.blogspot.com 
Twitter: www.twitter.com/LaughingVixen 
Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Laughing-Vixen-Lounge/76845996340

*Kris has offered all blog readers 10% off everything in her shop and see below for details of a special giveaway being hosted over at her blog!
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BLOG READERS DISCOUNT SPECIAL 10% DISCOUNT CODE
Get 10% off everything at Laughing Vixen with discount code '10BOHEMIA' 
* Offer ends 8th July 2013 *
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GIVEAWAY ALERT  

*Kris is also hosting this worthy 'Supernatural Cares' Giveaway & Fundraiser 


"We have joined forces with some great Supernatural Fandoms to bring you an awesome Supernatural themed giveaway. With the help of our partner in crime, Deep Midnight Perfume Oils, and our Co-Hosts, Dean Winchester - Jensen Acklesand Supernatural Fans, not only can you enter to win some great prizes but also to help raise money for  Support Supernatural. These amazing gals work to raise money for  A Dog's Life Rescue."  

*click the image above for more details on how to enter the giveaway!
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A big thank you to Laughing Vixen :-)  


I hope you have enjoyed reading about the very talented Laughing Vixen! As someone who is lucky enough to have the bloody handprint compact mirror and a few of her other gorgeous designs, I would highly recommend you stop by her Etsy shop for fabulous high quality designs you won't find anywhere else!  


Thanks for stopping by ...


Until next time

Jen :-)

1 comment:

Laughing Vixen Lounge said...

Love it! Thanks so much for such a lovely feature.
Kris 8)

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