RubySkeleton makes some of the most interesting hair accessories I’ve seen. Like dinosaurs? Pirates? Cards? Whatever it is you’re into she probably has something for you! Read on to find out what drives her creativity!
CZ: Tell us a little about yourself!
RS: I am a smoking, whisky drinking, hair flower making, 23 year old skeleton & I am madly in love with my soul mate Mike! I have been fascinated by skulls, skeletons, horror movies, & all my jazz since I could remember & I will always find the beauty within it. I find it mighty amazing that skulls, bones, skeletons lie beneath the flesh of living things & it shows only when the time is a tickin’ for death to come a knockin’.
I am getting married this Halloween to my amazing fiancé Mike. Every day we find more things we have in common. We have both held the love for Halloween, skulls, horror, etc., since we were youngins & then it was time to share it with one another. Whew you should see our home! We have been together over 7 years & I am excited & nervous for our BIG wedding day.
We have 10 awesome animals we love like children. We named them after horror movie icons & such because of our love for those type of movies & ideas. Bonez-our first baby, he is a 5 year old black cat, Medusa-bearded dragon, Skeleton-our beauty puppy, Phantom-crazy black & white cat, Pirate & Hooker-slider turtles, 2 red iguanas named Crimson & Vampyre, a gerbil named Darth Vader, &our newest addition- Zombie- our goofy puppy!
I am obsessed with & collect all things skulls, skeletons, bones, love eternal, zombies, vampires, polka dots, red & black, cherries, leopard & zebra print, hearts, stars, gaudy jewelry, hair flowers, music, movies, tattoos, pinup ladies, Marilyn Monroe , vintage goods, & many, many other things.
CZ: What type of items do you sell?
RS: I am currently selling handmade, unique, sweet, & spooky hair flowers!
CZ: What is the inspiration behind your shop and what keeps you motivated?
RS: The inspiration behind my shops lies between my love for spicing up my look with a hair flower & my soul mate Mike. I own probably 20 of my own hair flowers, 3 of which I created for myself. It all started when I wanted to buy a hair flower off Etsy & it was a little pricey. My fiancé Mike looked at me & said something of the nature, "I know you can make your own, you can be creative when you want, that way you can have them your way & the cost would not be as much as everywhere else". He gave me that push to tap into my creative side, I never thought I had. So off we went to craft stores to purchase the items I might need to carry on. I bought silk flowers, a few buttons, a glue gun, ribbon, & glitter. When I plugged in that glue gun I had no idea what I was getting myself into! After the first one was done I just could not stop! I did not want to go to work the following work day, I wanted to stay home & make hair flowers. My soul mate Mike encouraged me to create hair flowers for myself, then after the first one was finished, he encouraged me to try & sell my creations on a web site full of awesome creators that make all kinds of amazing items, which I had purchased from. All in all I am very happy that my creative side has finally come out to play in something productive that others can enjoy!
CZ: What is the greatest compliment you have received about your work?
RS: I have only sold 5 so far but I have made a few for family & friends. Since I do not get to see the bright faces of my customers when they receive their hair flower, the best compliment would be seeing the faces of friends & family light up with a smile when I gave them a hair flower. Seeing that warms my bloody red heart!
CZ: When did you first realize that you weren’t “like the other kids”?
RS: I have never been like other kids & I never wanted to be. I was always different, even to this day & I love it! The first time I realized was probably wayyy back in grade school when other kids just treated me different because I did not like the same things they did or wear the same things. In high school, I wanted this grey & black skirt outfit badly, it was crazy looking. My mom gets the $ to buy it, so I wore it to skewl, a preppy chick stops in the hallway, looks at me & my outfit & exclaims, "What the hell is that girl wearing" & busted out laughing with her friends. Yea, I was embarrassed & pissed off, but then a smile emerged knowing that I was different & my style has a mind of its own, it made me feel good! I always hated skewl in every grade, mostly because of all the judgmental kids walking around thinking they are better than everyone else. I was always quiet (still am at times), sure I had a few friends, some close, but I always preferred to be left alone when it came to the ludicrous sh*t. I love being unique & different, that will never change!
CZ: What’s a typical day in the life of this Dark Sider like?
RS: My typical day consists of waking up late everyday(I really should go to sleep sooner), brushing the bones in my mouth, getting some coffee, checking my email & all the good stuff, petting my babies, go to work, come home, eat dinner, rack my brain for new ideas for anything & everything whenever I find it possible, maybe watch a movie or 2, drink on occasion, forensic files @11pm, return to my nightmares.
CZ: Do you prefer zombies or vampires?
RS: I love the idea of both but I would have to say that vampires is what I love more, I would rather drink red blood than eat mushy brains muahaha! And no, it is definitely not because of Twilight, I kinda refuse it set my eyes on it, it turns me off because it is not like the original, I give it props for trying to be different, but when I heard that there were vampires sparkling, no no no, not my taste! The whole idea behind vampires is just illuminating to me. Every time I watch a vampire movie, the passion I feel just makes me want to be bitten so I can hunger for the blood!
CZ: Which horror character do you identify with most and why?
RS: OH how I love the beautiful women of horror! My favorites are- Carrie White(Sissy Spacek), Kristy(Ashley Lawrence from Hellraiser), Linnea Quigley-Trash(the red headed punk rock chick from Return of the Living Dead), Kate Beckinsale, Jennifer Tilly, Sheri Moon Zombie, & many more!
CZ: Which elusive creature do you believe is more likely to be real: El Chupacabra or Sasquatch?
RS: I like to think either one exists. I would love to run into the El Chupacabra- it looks rather creepy! Sasquatch seems more likely to exist though.
CZ: Who is more likely to enslave the human race - aliens or robots?
CZ: What scares you?
RS: Believe it or not- sometimes the dark when I am alone, spiders, large snakes, being murdered, my family being murdered, animals treated badly, children being forced into liking something they do not want to like, children being treated badly & shown no love, the world ending, oil in the gulf, cancer, diseases, hospitals, going to the doctor, taking my babies to the vet, the list goes on...
CZ: When my undead masses take over will you be with us or against us?
RS: I will definably be with you, until my brains get eaten & I have no control over which head looks most tasty!
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