Explorations Into Liminality
“and there came an arm and a hand above the water and met it and caught it, and so shook it thrice and brandished it, and then vanished away the hand with the sword in the water.”

Friday, September 24, 2010

Black as Midnight

"Black as Midnight, black as pitch, blacker than the foulest witch!"

This witch hat is far from foul, but I can never resist that line from Blix the goblin in the film Legend. Here is an ode to dark beauty, with layers of softness all in black. The rose was hand formed from georgette, working by candle to singe and curl the edges perfectly. Layers and layers of petals flanked by downy feathers and a sugar-spun swathe of delicate tulle cascading down to reach the midpoint of a witch's back.

What better way to highlight beautiful accessories than to combine them with their polar opposites? 
...wicked elegance at Mermaiden Creations.


Cameron said...

OOoooo...witchy fun in black and in white....my inner mischief finds delight...

In dewy webs and beetles trapped...in midnight gossamer I'd love to be wrapped ;)


Joan said...

Wonderful. I wish I had it to wear to the Wearable Arts Show in Wellington NZ this week. You should enter!

aquariann said...

Now I must watch Legend again, it has been much too long! Amazing creations, as always.

stregata said...

The hat is stunning and that necklace with the moonlit spiderweb - it is just ethereal! Wonderful!

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

Gorgeous work- I love the simple elegance of the hat and then all those extra layers of texture......divine! And those beetles? Well they might have to be mine!

Lisa said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog, and the comment and as I peruse through your work, I can see that you can't get enough witches hats! The all black one is gorgeous! Thanks again.


Plumrose Lane said...

Oh it's been far too long since I last visited and I see your creations are as beautiful and bewitching as ever!! One day I MUST own one of your gorgeous hats!

Rue said...

The hat...the hat! Oh bliss. I would wear it all the time. All the Night time, anyway!

Medieval Muse said...

You've some mad hatting skills! Absolute perfection.

I was thinking of Practical Magic at first glance.

Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor said...

I love that quote, I love that movie, and your hat is simply SUBLIME! Love it!

Teresa said...

Oh my, I've enjoyed my visit here this evening! That black hat is to die for!

Thanks so much for sharing!

Blessed Be,

LuLu Kellogg said...

OMG that hat......Tres Magnifique!!


Emerald Window said...

You are SOOOOO creative! LOVE your hats.

Holly Loves Art said...

I just love all your witches hats! The black one is perfectly wicked! Love the earrings too. How fun. :)