DIY In The Dark : Beachcombed Claw Necklace

So I was beachcombing on Saltburn beach the other day - if you're interested, my previous post is all about it - and I found a particularly fantastic little piece of driftwood shaped something like a claw. A view of the claw before it started its transformation. From the moment I picked it up, I… Continue reading DIY In The Dark : Beachcombed Claw Necklace

Thinking In The Dark : Living With Anxiety

Anxiety and I go back a long way. A very long way. Such a long way that I struggle to actually remember a time in my life when I wasn’t anxious. When I’m not anxious though (or in a depression), I fucking radiate joy. I really do. Part of it is to do with the… Continue reading Thinking In The Dark : Living With Anxiety

Shopping In The Dark : Dark Crosses

I haven't spent much time on Etsy this year, but one of the discoveries I (thankfully) made on one of my brief visits was Dark Crosses, a store providing 'Counted cross-stitch charts with a darker twist.' Based in York, England Dark Crosses is run by Jacob de Graaf, a Netherlands native who moved to York… Continue reading Shopping In The Dark : Dark Crosses

Stitching In The Dark : A Week Of Swedish Words

Oh my goodness if feels so good to sit down and write here. I've been aching for my blog for days now, and have felt so fucking forlorn when I've needed to go to bed without sharing. But I'm here now and can breathe a little bit easier. This little project of mine went much… Continue reading Stitching In The Dark : A Week Of Swedish Words

Stitching In The Dark : A Week Of Swedish Words

As I mentioned in my last post, I was going to start a little project this week where I stitched one Swedish word a day. And today, to my own shock and disbelief, I actually managed to start it. Before I got stitching today though, I headed out into the cold with a goal -… Continue reading Stitching In The Dark : A Week Of Swedish Words

Interview : Helena Perminger Of Sphæra

I fell upon contemporary art and jewellery emporium Sphæra while browsing through the list of creatives attending the DRK MSS autumn market that took place in October in Stockholm. The attraction to Swedish artist Helena Perminger's enigmatic jewellery was immediate and powerful. I knew that I had to talk to her, and hear the stories… Continue reading Interview : Helena Perminger Of Sphæra

By Angeline

Crystals have played a role in my life for as long as I can remember. At seven, tiny pieces of tiger’s eye and amethyst were gifts from the gnomes. At eight, chunks of quartz  were put under my pillow instead of coins from the tooth fairy. At nine, I received a rose quartz from an… Continue reading By Angeline

Marcus Berkner Jewelry

When I look at pieces by Marcus Berkner Jewelry my head goes back to when I was a child, having 'story' at school. Storytime was a precious time. Our teacher would lead us with words into fantastical lands ruled by wizards and dragons. These creations are what I imagine the magical folk in the stories… Continue reading Marcus Berkner Jewelry