Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Review from KaleidoskopicRomance: BellaLili

I have always wanted one of the fabulous pieces made by BellaLili. When I saw the Edward's Kiss Earrings, I knew they were meant for me. The listing didn't say what kind of cabochon the earrings had, so I wrote and asked Autumn about them. She replied back promptly with the answer, and minutes later, I was buying them. She wrote informing me that she would ship them the following day.
They arrived beautifully and carefully packaged five days later, with two business cards, a thank you note and a card with tips on caring for them:

They were very reasonably priced, considering that the cabochons are vintage and the shipping was free. I am so happy with them, and I am looking forward to owning more of BellaLili's work in the future.

Featured!: SWStitchery.Etsy.com & EDT Weekend Deals

Fly, little piggy, fly!

I've been featured over on the Australian Etsy Blog along with the mention of the Etsy Dark Team, that is participating in the Etsy Weekend Deals (October 2nd - 4th)!

Winged Kawaii Piggy - Black

Check it out and mark your calendars to get some sweet deals:


Monday, September 28, 2009

The Addams Family... The Birds & Psycho!

C'Thulhu Figure 2009!

Behold, thou pitiful, insignificant mammalian worms- Great C'Thulhu makes his return to the Chenille Macabre Etsy store!

Nine inches tall with twenty inches of wings and three hundred-plus pipe cleaners comprising his frame, this Great Old One will haunt your dreams and drive you to madness!

Because of the effort and time required, I now make but one C'Thulhu figure a year, so buy him today!

-The Gil-Monster

Featured: Morphologica.Etsy.com on DanceInMyGarden

Morphologica's cellular design is a featured "circle" on DanceInMyGarden!

Multiply- proliferating cell earrings in black

Check it out here: http://danceinmygarden.blogspot.com/2009/09/circle.html

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Blacklilypie made it to the front page!

Our lovely blacklilypie has been featured on the front page of Etsy today!
You can see the featured item HERE.
Congratulations, Tara!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Etsy's Dark Side Finds: I Want Your Skulls

Welcome to the Etsy Dark Side. We are the roaming fox fires in the darkness, the sparkling mist in the ever shifting shadows, faerie rings flow in our wake. Come join us!

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EtsyDarkTeam's theme for September was I Want Your Skulls! Here's a peek. Be sure to check out the current Exhibition for more great items!

Row 1: MonstrousIndustry, FabulouslyFierce, SlightlyCurious, SauvageRavenCreation, JammerDesignz
Row 2: GroovyMoonCreations, SenoraAlegreMuertos, SistersOfTheMoon, ArtAkimbo, NatashaBlue
Row 3: SweetButNotSour, RockerByeBaby, MagicalAlchemy, BatsAndPugs, NiteByrd
Row 4: AgonysDecay, IllustratedInk, LeftHandedGoth

Be sure to check out the team shop where we have some items that 100% of the proceeds go to Bat World! Help the bats, help our environment... one wing flap at a time!

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Not signed up with Etsy yet? For shame!

Signing up is free and easy. Just click here & begin enjoying all the hand made, unique wonders Etsy has to offer.

Don't forget to search the keyword "EtsyDarkTeam".

The Etsy Dark Team now has a public forum where you can stay on top of the latest items & deals from EDT members, or peruse the Member Directory, view the latest additions to the monthly Exhibitions (items are added throughout the month) and more. Come play on dark side.

xx ~Static

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Best Available Productions at Small Press Expo!

Dark Side member, Best Available Productions will take part in a very huge event featuring what's new and indie in small press publishing.  SPX (Small Press Expo) will bring together over 400 artists and publishers to meet their
readers, booksellers, distributors, and each other. SPX will be open to
the public September 26th from 11am Saturday, and run through 7pm that
evening. The celebration continues Sunday from noon to 6pm. In
addition, expect great programming all weekend long for you to enjoy!  Click the SPX link for more info!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Hard Times

Raise your hand if you have NOT been affected in some way by our current economic situation. Is your hand up? Really? Well, congratulations! And "psssst, over here, we've got somethin' to show ya."
O.k., really I just wanted to create a post to give a little extra linkable love to some of our members who've had a rough way to go recently due to "hard times" (economic situation type or just because type). If you've been waffling over whether or not to purchase a little extra awesomeness, let me help you make that decision. DO IT! Don't leave the stimulation of the economy up to your neighbor. Your neighbor is not that cool.
I've picked one of my favorite things from each "hard times" store (I KNOW, it was hard to pick just one!). Click on the picture to go directly to the selected item... AND GET OUT YOUR WALLETS FOR CRYIN' OUT LOUD!

Abandoned House Next to Graveyard by swampratphotography.

Dark Gothic, Skulls and Death Etsy Graphics Set by StormDragon.

Spiderweb Purse by weluvzombies.

Pyramidal - pyramidal neuron necklace in black by Morphologica.

Elizabeth - Black white and red Victorian Shabby Gothic Neo-Victorian Cameo Necklace by BellaLili.

Dollhouse Miniature Vampire Boudoir Perfume and Mirror Set, Gothic Halloween 1-12 scale by CauldronCraftMinis.

Dia de los Muertos Original Painting by NatashaBlue.

Cthulhu linocut by MonstrousIndustry.

Bianca DeSpair by Shadovnia.

Bloody Girl Zombie Head Messenger Bag by SWStitchery.

Gun Toting Bear Plush by TragicStitches.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Potion supplies cabinet for your Halloween scene

Halloween is nearer every day! Don't forget to accessorize your dollhouse or miniature scene with a spooky cabinet ready to fulfill the needs of your mini witch or wizard. As always, it includes everything you see. Grab it today at Kaleidoskopic Romance!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

It's International Talk Like a Pirate Day!

In honor of this sacred, once-a-year event, I have relisted my popular Poison Bottles on Etsy. These come in handy when you need a quick swig o' grog whilst pillaging the local villagers! And, because it's labelled as poison (with the skull & crossbones) no other lubber or scurvy bilge rat will touch yer brew!

Featured!: SacredOak.Etsy.com on SistersOfTheMoon

Our illustrious team leader, SacredOak, has been interviewed as the Artist of the Week over at SistersOfTheMoon!

Get a peek into the mind of SacredOak at: http://sistersofthemoondesigns.blogspot.com/2009/09/artist-of-week-sacred-oak.html

Featured!: Morphologica.Etsy.com on Mind Hacks

Morphologica has been featured on a nifty nerdy site that goes by the name of Mind Hacks.

Pyramidal - pyramidal neuron necklace in black

Feed your brain:


Friday, September 18, 2009

Just what every Domestic Witch needs!

Cooking up a new batch of potions? MSC has just what you need...

Halloween is in the air. OK, for me is always is but it's close enough now that I can stop getting strange looks when I put out my holiday decor. :) Just listed a couple offerings of a brand new creation, Bat Wing Aprons! Reversible with pockets on both sides to keep your Eye of Newt or Wand handy.

Item of the Day: Royal Crown Earrings by AbyssalGems - Etsys Dark Side's MySpace Blog |

Item of the Day: Royal Crown Earrings by AbyssalGems - Etsys Dark Side's MySpace Blog |

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Review by Zombie Edwards & MrsB!

My August giveaway was a blast with over 100 entries (thank you!), awesome poems/stories (which I still want to post for all to enjoy :D) & comments plus 2 winners! Two lucky ladies received: A Tiger Batling Brooch, Skull Charm Clip, Scrap Bat Pin & coupon from SWStitchery. A bar of Gassy Uranus soap & Sticker from DarkSideSoap. Clove Lipgloss from HandmadeHorrors. Art Card & coupon from Somnambulant. Pin from StarrlightJewelry. Magnetic Calendar & Pin from MrsEvils. A scented Dream Pillow from LeftHandedGoth. Coffin Bat Gift Tag/Bookmark from AgonysDecay.

ZombieEdward has kindly posted a review of her goodies here:


And, MrsB has also posted a lovely review of her giveaway goodies here:


♥♥♥I'm so happy everyone is enjoying their dark side goodies♥♥♥

And big thanks to my team mates for swapping their awesome promo with me! xx ~Static

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Feature!: SlightyCurious.Etsy.com on OhHonestlyErin

Our fabulous taxidermist SlightlyCurious is the Freaky Feature over on OhHonestlyErin! Get a peek inside SlightlyCurious' brain... if you dare!


Horned Duckling Taxidermy


Featured!: Morphologica.Etsy.com on Grigio Design

Our brainy darkling Morphologica is the Featured Artist of the Week on Grigio Design!

Check out what our laser cutting wiz has to say for herself, here:


Team Swap: Room3Designs & BellaLili

Room3Designs & BellaLili were partners in our latest team swap. The items swapped were:

Black Bead-woven Cuff Bracelet by Room3Designs

Silver Bat and Black Swarovski Pendant Necklace by BellaLili

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Check out what Room3 has to say about it...

BellaLili's communication was most excellent and promptly responded to all my emails. It was an even swap in price range & shipping cost. My necklace arrived in a only a couple days in a beautiful black box with her lovely logo on top.
I'm ABSOLUTELY pleased with this swap! When I first received it, I thought it might be too dainty for me, but when I put it on it was perfect.

I have always loved Bellalili's work & I'm so happy that I finally have a piece by her!

Monday, September 14, 2009

A couple new dolls

They're both available on Etsy...

New at Chenille Macabre!

Hello, fellow Etsy Dark Teamsters! Apologies for my long absence. But my wife and I are finally settled into our new house (BOOM-shakalaka!) and I'm feeling much better now from the concussion I received at the department store (long story).

Anyway, I'm still making miniatures for sale over at the Chenille Macabre store! I'll be at Pittsburgh, PA's Horror Realm this weekend, so today I'm putting up Asian Animal Warriors to preserve my precious stock of scary monsters! Enjoy all-new miniatures of the Night Rakshasa with Chicken Claw Sickles, the Kitsune with Meteor Hammer, and the White Rakshasa with Dual Katana!

All unique, all signed, all handmade! Buy now and buy often!

And it's good to be back!

-The Gil-Monster

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Darkside Soap presents - Asbestos

Recently some of the lab rats were complaining about respiratory issues, so when I checked the lab, I found some white fibrous stuff in the walls. As I was removing it, some big chunks of it fell into the cauldron while I was making a batch of coconut soap. Um, actually I'm kidding, there's no real asbestos in this soap (note to self - double-check recipe to confirm no asbestos was used before you publish this). Oops...

Anyway, this soap actually uses a generous quantity of Brazilian Sea Salt, which is very good for the skin. When dry, the soap has a scratchy feel, but as it becomes wet it is a very smooth and surprisingly non-exfoliating soap...it's one of our more interesting creations. Oh, and did I mention it smells like coconut???


Sugar Skull Mask by Illustrated Ink

My newest creation, and so much fun to make!

Check it out here on Etsy!

Featured!: EtsyDarkTeam on Australian Etsy Blog

Find some goodies to get your Halloween started over at the Australian Etsy Blog! There are just too many EDT members to list, you'll just have to go check it out for yourself:


Morphologica (fka notrocketsurgery) will be posting more so keep your eyes on that blog!


Tuesday, September 8, 2009