|My "Moonlit Owl" Bangle Trio
Remember back here, when I showed you the funky bangles I'd created after getting the fun Tribal Gypsy Bangle Tutorial from Fanciful Devices over on Etsy?
|My version of "Tribal"
Well, I posted on Facebook how I was creating some with a sort of 'Goth' look and feel to them. I mentioned they were kind of "Dark Shadows meets the Adam's Family" and some people asked me to post them once they were finished and photographed - so here they are.
I still haven't used my Renaissance wax on the fiber portions yet to control all the 'fuzziness' and that's because,...well, I'm kinda likin' the soft fuzzy feeling and the way they look. I also haven't taken any photos with my metal 'filler-bangles' put into the mix yet either.
I'm not quite sure what 'style' to call these or how to label them as I put some in my Etsy shop. Any suggestions?
These are completely different than the bangles in Fanciful's tutorial and they have my own 'signature' (if you can even call it that) style woven into them.
Not tribal and not really Gypsy, either.
They have a sort of 'Gothic' look and feel to them - or maybe that's just what I see.
I really like playing around with the darkened metals,...whether it be the annealed steel or my blackened silver and copper.
It's just cool looking and I've always loved blackened metals.
I haven't always created designs using dark metals - but I love the look. Case in point - my love for Todd Reed's dark metals and raw diamonds, Emanuela Duca's blackened metals (her designs are what I see in my dreams!!) and of course Sarah Graham's signature designs. These designers embody such a raw elegance. Their designs are full of mystery and intrigue. Not to mention they're just plain gorgeous and super cool.
|Emanuela Duca - Magma Ring
So, tell me what you think - how should I label these and what should I call them? I've seen things such as 'Post Apocalyptic', Goth, Rocker, Grunge, Organic, Urban,.....??
They're definitely eclectic.
What are you playing around with this weekend?
Are you creating anything special?
What types of styles and designs are you interested in at the moment? Please share with us!
Until Next Time,
Peace, Love and Funky Styles!