"I don't like standard beauty – there is no beauty without some strangeness."
– Karl Lagerfield.
Greetings. My name is Emma, and I have strange tastes.
I use the phrase 'soft gothic' to describe the kind of jewellery I make, and invariably I have to explain it.
'Gothic' means, among other things, "of or pertaining to a literary style characterised by gloom, the grotesque, and the supernatural". I've also heard it defined as "characterised by a preoccupation with death". My favourite definition, however, comes from The Lady Of The Manners, A. K. A. Jillian Venters, according to whom gothicism is “finding beauty and whimsy in dark and unexpected places.”
I base my jewellery on this latter idea of gothicism: a 'soft' gothicisim without the harshness, grotesqueness, or the preoccupation with death. A somewhat vintage aesthetic, influenced by the Pre-Raphaelites and the New Romantics, the neo-goths and the romantigoths. A bohemian gothic. A romantic gothic. A soft, classy, elegant gothic.
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My blog at http://silverlight-whiteleaf.blogspot.com/ is no longer active, but there are some neat articles there, including the story of how my necklace 'Pegasus' Sunrise' became known as 'the Bobbi necklace' (http://silverlight-whiteleaf.blogspot.co.nz/2011/02/story-of-horse-who-has-wings.html).
For earthy, eclectic adornments for nature lovers, see Whiteleaf Jewellery here on Zibbet: www.zibbet.com/WhiteleafJewellery