To Goth or not to Goth – that kinda was a question I asked myself a while ago. I went through a Goth stage in my life (one of the original goths and very proud of it!), and it’s still a piece of me that is engrained pretty deep.
I still refuse to wear anything other than black, although I do have the rare exception here and there – I’ll throw on a deep forest green once in a blue or a gorgeous merlot, but most of the time – black is the old/new/forever black for me.
Wearing black always gave me a strong sense of security. I mean what other color takes off 10 pounds, hmm?
When it comes to Goth jewelry – it’s really hard to veer away from the stereotypical; bats. famgs. spider webs, lace – not that there is ANYTHING wrong with these, as a matter of fact I adore these design elements and still use them for my daughter’s jewelry.
But I wanted to find the “sophisticated goth” path….and I think I’ve found it! And in some pieces, I actualyy (GASP!) use colors other than black! Well, ok, the main colors are black but look how red just pops in each piece and still retains it Goth dignity!
Now let’s take this a step or five further – Mother’s Day is nigh….yes, the day where mom pops open the card for the ever-present gift card…or gets the umpteenth 1-800-flowers delivery, or kinda noticed the quick run to Sears’ jewelry section.
Mother’s Day doesn’t necessarily need to be TRADITIONAL. You can start the new tradition by getting Mom (especially the hip and cool moms that introduced you to The Cure and Siouxsie) the best, one of a kind jewelry that screams with their personality – mine! All lack of modesty aside, getting mom something that is about who they are and their personality is what it’s about, right?
AND if you want to stay traditional, and there’s nothing wrong with that at all – I make spectacular custom made charm bracelets! Here are some that I’ve made for moms, sisters, best friends, etc and are all still available as custom orders in my etsy shop: www.eldwenne.etsy.com
Now let’s take this a few more steps forward – what about throwing your mom a jewelry making party? Or if your mom isn’t the hands-on type but wants a unique piece made before her eyes – it sounds like she needs a JODi (Jewelry on Demand) party! The best Mother’s Day gifts, no??
For all my blog readers that email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with the words, “I LOVE YOUR BLOG” will get a 10% off a JODi party or a two hour jewelry workshop!