The Ugly Cupcake Necklace is now available for pre-order! Reserve yours now and be the first to smell him in person. Enough jabber, Take me to the cupcakes
DATES TO ENTER: December 30 2016 -January 13 2017
DRAW DATE: January 16 2017
WHO CAN ENTER: Open to contestants Worldwide
The final handmade Ugly Cupcake Necklace is being given away! There are 6 ways to enter. Refer your friends, family and followers with your personalized link to catch the most amount of entries
... So far one determined person is leading the pack with just over 150 entries!
Spotted, Ugly Cupcake Necklace around Melissa McCarthys neck in the movie Spy... But how did it get there?
In early 2014 I was asked about re-making more of these hideous cupcake necklaces for a movie. I can just imagine someone typing "ugly necklace" into a search engine and being bombarded with the possibilities. Among them was a picture of the ugly cupcake necklace I sold back in 2010.
Even tho I had just closed up shop days prior to the email (I had some wickedly sore hands), I couldn't say no to the possibility of seeing one in film... I slowly created five more of these necklaces and shipped them off to Budapest. At the time I had no idea what kind of movie they might be in.
I cheated a little and checked many reviews before seeing Spy. I pretty much knew how the necklace was going to be introduced and in what context. What I didn't know was how much it was going to be seen throughout the film. It was a really cool surprise to see a few close ups on the cupcake and the part it played in the storyline.
Ugly Cupcake Necklace makes its first appearance at 0:13 seconds
Now I only wonder what the original owner would think if she were to all of a sudden see her necklace in this way without any warning... it makes me giggle.
All in all Spy was a funny movie. I've always been a fan of Melissa McCarthys comedy and the way she can take what could have been an inflated piece of humor and ground it so well. She certainly delivered as Susan Cooper.
Details on the new line of strange clothing and jewelry will be posted on the facebook fanpage as they emerge.
Quite a while ago the option of choosing your own colours for your jewelry was introduced along with a colourwheel of possibilities. Since then you've kept me busy with all sorts of custom coloured pieces, mostly brains, some cupcakes and the odd spreads for the pb and j sets. It's especially nice to make something in a new colour for the first time <3
This lavender (#1 on the colourwheel) spiders web cameo was one such custom order made for Sabina. Shes both the model and makeup artist in this set of alternative photos.
Makeup by Sabina along with Tara O Photos put together these gems and I'm stoked to have them be a part of the first in-listing customizable posting.
This spiders web necklace is a bit of an experiment and the first step in making custom coloured pieces even easier to order. All the colours are now listed by number in the drop down menu above the "add to cart" button.
Just choose your favorite and your cameo will be created and sent out just as you've ordered it. More customizable listings coming soon ...
Sea life, insects and big eyes came together in this newest polymer clay figure.
I made this one as a gift to fzito for his birthday. It had to be a unique piece of art,
something that would only ever be sculpted once.
The pointy claw limbs and creepy worm body were both borrowed from the flying curdle
worm I made last year. Other than that it just seemed to make itself up, looking
only slightly like the sculpture I had sketched out in the start.
After this shrump got its last coat of glaze, the only thing left to do was the icing for the ghostbusters stay puft marshmallow man cake
created with a limp and a set of really strong arms... I think I better stick to polymer clay
This lonely cyclops needs a pal. I'll be giving away two of these handmade cupcakes this month in two separate draws. They can be customized in any colour and usually sell for $37 online from beatblack.etsy.com or at local shows.
Both giveaways are open to residents worldwide. Only one entry per person per draw (all extras will be deleted). Giveaway runs from February 13th-20th 2013 with the winner to be chosen by random.org
Entry One: CLOSED
Entry Two: CLOSED
The number of entries for both draws will be updated regularly on Beat Blacks facebook fan page. And as usual, you can contact me if you have any questions or need clarification on the rules of these giveaways. Best of luck!!
You've been through enough Valentines Days and have likely given or gotten all the usual heartsy fartsy goods. This year why not try something different? Dress up for a change, either to treat yourself, your cat or that special someone. Feast your sparkle eyes on these, fourteen saucy rockabilly finds that'll make this February the 14th extra memorable
Classic Pin Up Make up tutorial done by supervixen456
Rockabilly HEART SHAPED hair tutorial made by RedlipsAdictedMakeup
These 12, sometimes burlesque finds, were all found on etsy.com. For those of you who would rather go the classic card and chocolates route, there are handmade sellers that cater to you too with all sorts of unique eye candy.
As a bonus and for a limited time only, you can save over 30% on a peanut butter and jelly best friends necklace set when purchased from this site:
I've struggled for years trying to create a black heart that would be the right logo for Beat Black. It's something I've been especially particular about and so far this is the closet I've come. Here is the polymer clay version of my sketches
I wanted a logo that would incorporate my tag of "where the sweet and sour co-mingle", as well as the black heart.
I don't think I would have come up wit this on my own so I'd like to give credit where credit is due. Thanks to the craft show go-ers who either saw tentacles in this beat black necklace or suggested the design, Cynthia Moustache-Bacon Gregg who had this to say on my facebook page:
"It would be awesome if you could make a heart necklace with tentacles coming out it, or something like that."
and Bunny X Productions who created the inspiration for the tentacle on this pumper.
As a side note, Canada Posts already sky high shipping costs have just gone up again. I know it stinks, that's why from January 15th-25th you can take 15% off your order with the code "STINKY" in my etsy shop
... it still stinks
It's been a week and a day since the brain cameo giveaway started and we finally have our three winners!! Congratulations to:
There were 245 entries in total. The entries were listed and numbered in the order that they were submitted (thanks to works spreadsheet). These three were chosen by the random number generator from random.org.
If you're a winner you'll see an email in your inbox about your prize. If there is no response by October the 5th a new winner will be chosen.
This was the last contest of the year, Thank You to all of you who entered!
I couldn't let candy day get any closer without announcing this Halloween themed giveaway. Why so early? This one is open to entries worldwide and since international shipping can sometimes take a while, I want to make sure the winner see their prize before the big day. There was a handful of halloweenish cameos for me to chose from
Necklaces (and brooch) have been handmade from a quality polymer clay
Those of you who voted on Beat Blacks facebook fanpage chose this prize from the three selected, this brain cameo (valued at $23.00)
***Giveaway Is Now Closed***
The winner will be notified first through email. If there is no response within a weeks time a new winner will be chosen. Winners will be chosen by random.org and announced on the facebook fanpage as well as on this blog
If you have any questions about this giveaway you can ask them in the comments section or where ever and I'll get back to you as soon as I can
purchase the ugly cupcake necklace from Crimeberry
Beat Black is a handmade jewelry (and other stuff) business created by myself, Sarah Norton, and run out of my apartment in downtown Toronto.
I've worked with a variety of different mediums over the years but during these last few its been all about polymer clay. I mostly try to use this blog to showcase the craft in a 'behind the scenes' kind of way. I also like to show off other artists original work that inspires as well as listing any giveaways and discounts.