Gear and Pie make interesting jewelry, mostly from enameled brass. I thought their shop was named for the run-up to Halloween, but no, they just happened to set up their space Bangkok workshop in September. Thus, September Room.
Not all of their work is dark. Some is whimsical, and they have some great geometric pieces. But you only get to see the dark stuff here, because I said so.
Isn’t the bird darling?
Visit September Room on Etsy.
I’ve included Hontor in a link dump, but I love his work so much, I wanted to post more.
Hontor works in Velvet Clay, also known as iClay. It is a very soft, air-dry modeling clay. Apparently, it takes detail very, very well.
He has an interesting take on plagiarism. Basically, good for you.
His colors are delicious, and his textures irresistible.
Alcohol, drugs, electricity, and trippy visuals combined to freak out Regency marks. Would love to do something like this today, only without the drugs or the lawsuit-inviting electric shocks.
I wish this 5-minute documentary were hours long.
via Art of Darkness.
Kate Heyhoe makes hollow sugar skulls and fills them with panoramic scenes.
She has a 30-step process, molding the sugar skulls herself. Most of the outside decoration is sugar-based, but these skulls are not edible! They are sealed to be long-lasting works of art.
She also makes adorable mini-skulls.
Her Etsy Shop is empty, but you can request special orders. Prices range from $15 – $500, depending on size and complexity.