Well I’m the first to admit I do love a bit of goth and dark arts and Blue Bayer Design NYC satisfies. They create and sell some great goth-look jewellery, accessories and home wares at their Etsy shop billyblue22. I’m mad in love with the anatomical heart and have painted the human heart in my own work, so to find an amazing anatomical heart necklace, well that made my day. A further browse around the shop I unravel more of my loves a.k.a The Skull. Except Blue Bayer goes one further and does a whole range of tiny skulls to hang around your neck or adorn your fingers; human, monkey, bulldog, hummingbird, crow, bat, cat and even a wisdom tooth and bird claw among many others. You can even get the anatomical heart and animal skulls in the form of cabinet/drawer hardware. Very cool. DARK LOVE.
Double Fox Studio is an Etsy Store owned by artists Flavia Marele and Ildiko Muresan from Germany. They make objects from a special clay formula they developed themselves including dolls, jewellery and other amazing and unique creatures. What makes their work so cool is the vibrant colours, quirky yet modern designs and their hand drawn pictures and text that decorate and personalise each object. Check out their shop. QUIRKY LOVE.
If you’re after original, unique and individual always go handmade. If you don’t have an inspiring, innovative local art and craft fair and you loathe mass-produced, overstocked retail stores, you can shop, or sell, online from all around the world on Etsy – strictly “handmade only” – amazing collections of arts, crafts, homewares – you name it, it’s original and it’s on Etsy. Check out some of my favs, and Etsy is on Facebook, like their page. Original L.O.V.E.