Cristina Scabbia Giveaway Winner

Yesterday on my Facebook Page, I announced the winner of the signed print set of Cristina Scabbia. I was completely bowled over – with a total of 859 correct entries! And I think my mail server felt the same way, when it actually crashed because of the en-mass entries. The correct answer for the name of the ring designed by Cristina Scabbia with Seventh Circle Artworks is I’m No Saint. Entries from Australia, Philippines, United Arab Emirates, Mexico, Argentina, Canada, UK, Romania, Brazil, Poland, Germany…. the list goes on and on! And your sweet messages about my photography meant a lot too. The prints are now on their way to Doreen Teel in Iowa U.S.A, and I will update this post with a photo of her with her giveaway prize. Thank you again again for all your entries! I hope to run another giveaway soon. Don’t forget that Seventh Circle Artworks are giving my readers a special 10% discount on the ‘I’m No Saint Ring. Just visit their online store and enter CRI10 at the checkout. Offer ends on April 1st 2014. Mx Update 07/04/2014 Here is Doreen with her Cristina Scabbia prints! She received them safe and sound, and […]

Competition: Cristina Scabbia Prints

I’m excited to be running another giveaway competiton! This time, I’ve teamed up with Seventh Circle Artworks and Cristina Scabbia to run a print giveaway! After a very successful launch of the ‘I’m No Saint’ ring in December 2013, which Cristina designed along with Alex Palmer – owner of Seventh Circle Artworks, London. Fans around the world have ordered their very own ‘Cri design’ and it’s been great to see so many pictures posted of fans with theirs. I shot the promo pictures surrounding the launch and release, and have a fab competition for you to enter to win a set of prints! On Cristina’s first meeting with Alex, we shot with some of the pieces already in the SCA collection (as well as posing with our favourite prop ‘Dave the Skull’). Cristina later signed three prints when we met to do the promos for her own launch. One for Alex, one for myself, and the third – for our giveaway competition. So there are only three of these in existence! To win this set of prints… One signed A4 print, along with two of the images from Cristina’s promotion (one 8″x10″, and one 7″x5″), please answer the following question. […]

I’m No Saint – Cristina Scabbia

Cristina Scabbia launched her first custom ring with Seventh Circle Artworks on Monday this week. A very exciting project that’s been in the making for just over one year. I went along to the Roundhouse in London to shoot some promos backstage at the Lacuna Coil and Paradise Lost show. The opening band, Katatonia, were already on stage, the venue filling up and as we went backstage, Cristina was wrapping up in an interview. Alex presented Cristina with her ring – the first time she would see it in person. The reaction was priceless as she jumped up and down with excitement, and ran around showing everyone in the band! Alex said that it was so good to see such a reaction of something he’s worked on, especially since all meetings were over email and Skype – due to such busy schedules and the fact Cristina lives in Italy. For the shoot, the only place we could find in the busy backstage area was in corner of the corridoor, by a fire escape! The raw brickwork actually fit really well with the style we were after, and with Cristina wearing the most snuggliest jumper for her interviews before we arrived, […]

Cristina Scabbia collaborates with SCA!

I love it when I can finally share things that have been going on behind the scenes. This collaboration has been a few months in the making with emails and conversations. Finally we can share it. Seventh Circle Artworks are now working with Lacuna Coil‘s front-woman Cristina Scabbia! So exciting! SCA have issued a press release with details of the collaboration. Cristina is excited to be on board and has already discussed great ideas for her collection; which will be the first SCA release for 2013, and taking on a more feminine style. Cristina says, “I LOVE skulls but it would have to be something different, definitely not biker style but more classy…with balls!” We met up with her before Lacuna Coil’s sold out show, in London’s KoKo venue, for her initial photo shoot – the decor and layout was perfect for her style; red & black, velvet and quilted leather. Very decadent. (view from the desk during sound check) The ‘Ace of Spades‘ ring is proving a popular design at the moment, as you would have read from my previous post with Pepper Keenan and the Down shoot. Cristina wears it in the above photo, but this one is […]

Down – Year of XII Tour – London, UK

You know those moments when you can’t stop grinning? That was me last night. I was at the Roundhouse in Camden with Seventh Circle Artworks (SCA) shooting with both Down and their main support band Orange Goblin. In my time of shooting shows, I have snapped Orange Goblin live maybe 3 or 4 times, so was really looking forward to actually meeting them in person for a brief promo shoot. They were all quite happy despite not liking their pictures taken, just like many guys in bands I work with. They also joked about how all their promo pictures seem to be around or near a bar. After a couple of semi-serious poses I asked them to do something funny. The only thing they could come up with was to “punch Joe in the face!” Ben is a towering 6ft 4 (at least), but a very friendly guy with it. And yes, I would have needed a step ladder to speak to him at eye level. This is not a Marie’s eye view, but you get the idea on height ;) Oh yeah, In case you were wondering about the killer shirt Ben is wearing, it’s the latest SCA shirt […]

Morbid Angel Limited Edition Ring!

Those of you that guessed the band from my last post with the tiny section of the Blasphegram on the initial teasers – well done! Seventh Circle Artworks are delighted to release this Limited Edition piece today! Limited and individually numbered to only 33 pieces, this is a formidable chunk of solid sterling silver. Hand crafted and featuring the iconic Blasphegram on the top, and 2 carved goat heads either side. Weighing approximately 50g this is not for the faint hearted! Each ring comes in a high-gloss ebony presentation case, leather lined, with the Blasphegram in sterling silver on the lid. Here’s some close ups of the ring Stunning isn’t it?! You can purchase this bad boy from here. I would be fast if I were you, I’ve heard a rumour some have sold already ;) The ring, originally commissioned by Cyn Heretic who had been following Seventh Circle Artworks on Facebook. 8 months after the initial contact, SCA finished this ring for Cyn to present to each member of Morbid Angel and fulfill his dream. The presentation was made after their show in Atlanta on September 21st. Trey, David, Thor and Tim were left speechless by this gesture from […]

Seventh Circle Artworks in Rapture

On October 1st Seventh Circle Artworks will be releasing a piece of jewellery commissioned for a legendary US metal band by one of their biggest fans. This band have been at the forefront of extreme music for over 25 years and continue to push the boundaries of that genre.  Seventh Circle Artworks are honoured to have been chosen to create this Limited Edition ring, and, as their photographer, I too share in their excitement having seen and photographed this masterpiece. The ring will be strictly limited to just 33 pieces. Each will be individually numbered and presented in a custom made, ebony case featuring the band logo in silver on the lid. More will be revealed in a few days prior to the release, including detailed product images, but for now the above and below photos are for you to feast your eyes on. Mx

Stunning Silver

After the success of the Jane Doe Brass Collection launched in March, Seventh Circle Artworks and Jane Doe launched the Silver Edition this week. I’m a really big fan of silver and I love how the pieces give a different vibe when worn even though they are exactly the same design as the Brass. Alongside this the Crobar (London’s favourite rock bar in Soho) “Larry” Skull Cufflinks are now for sale Also, from Monday 14th November the Stone Dead Forever Eternity Ring will be available. Which I absolutely adore. You can purchase all of these items and more at Seventh Circle Artworks. Christmas is coming…. what a great idea for an original gift? Mx