We were recently contacted by the talented Nicola Murray De Jager, a fellow South African artist with a passion for creating great embroidered skulls. Nicola creates these uniquely beautiful skulls and sells them under the name of Calavera.
These embroidered skulls are available in mainly two sizes, that being medium ( W305mm H350mm) and Large (W380 H450). Each finished skull is then placed in a drop box frame behind glass. As you can tell from the images the frames have an unusual elliptical opening that looks really good. International orders are posted without glass but the frames are designed in such a way that the back can be removed, the glass cut to size and then placed inside on a specifically routed ledge.
Visit the Calavera website to contact Nicola with regards to prices and bespoke sizes.
This porcelain skull tea set, dating to the late 1800′s, consists of a teapot, teacups, saucers and a creamer. This whole creepy skull set has now been sold on EBAY for an undisclosed amount though the offer originally given by the seller was $5000 (best offer accepted). This is something that would not look amiss in the home of the Addams Family or any of our homes actually!
There is no further information supplied as to who originally created these or if they belonged to anyone famous or notoriously odd. So leave a comment if you know more.
We have featured place card holder skulls from D.L. & Co before but now we are back with another post and loads more skulls! Below are a selection of these skulls but make sure to visit their online store to see the whole range.
Yonil has an incredible amount of cool looking t-shirts including this design called ‘Enough Skulls’ which is currently on sale for $13. That’s half price guys! I own a few t-shirts from Yonil and I can tell you now they are good quality and he has some of the weirdest and surreal illustrations out there.
This skull helmet created this custom paint job on what has to be one of the weirdest helmets you will see. This skull helmet design is a part of their Tomahawk range and I think ‘Bullet Loco’ is the riders name or gang.
These adorable cushions featuring dancing skull figures celebrating the famous Day of The Dead in Mexico are creations of Twenty Seven Palms. The name Twenty Seven Palms amuses me no end as it reminds me of those crazy Japanese fighting movies where they have insane moves like ‘ Palm of Death’ and ‘Eight Blazing Fists’. I digress.
When I initially saw this skull on Luxury Launches I thought ”Oh that’s a nice shiny little skull’. After reading more I realised that this skull is actually massive and by that I mean 8 feet tall and weighing almost 500kgs. The fleur-de-lis pattern that you see on the skull has a dazzling blanket of roughly 345,000 Golden-Black Swarovski crystals. This must have been amazing to see in person.
“I love scotch. Scotchy, scotch, scotch. Here it goes down, down into my belly… ”
I certainly mirror that sentiment though I do like to enjoy my whisky with a few rocks of ice. If you are like me then you will be pleased to know that you can now enjoy that same dram with one large faceted ice skull. Can an ice cube be sexy? I think so.
Freelance artist Meg Coleman has some fantastic skull sculptures or in her words ‘Skull-pture’ (Nice one!). She is presently interested in the “beauty of the remnants left after life’. That is probably one of the most beautiful sentences I have read.
Meg currently has two forms of skulls available for purchase. The first and most impressive are the sculptural skull lights. These are cast to represent clear quartz crystal but also come in a variety of styles like marble, green, white or slate. I have surprisingly not seen a skull light like this before and I must say it does look rather fine. Prices are £350-£450 depending on choice of finish.
The second are skulls cast from a silicone mould that can be decorated to any effect. It’s a pretty good looking cranium as far as skulls go. Prices are £120-£250 depending on design.