Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Loving the Edge

I like edgey fashion and my Heartz n Skullz series reflect my love of all things edgey. But as a mom and living a middle class life, the stereotype says I'm not supposed to like it. But here's where I have everything in common with the edgey crowd - I don't like being stereotyped, I don't fit it. That's probably why some of The Teen's friends think I'm cool. If you look closely at me, you'll find a bit of edgey jewelry among the middle class mom, or you'll see me watching NCIS soley because of the bright, funny, Goth character, Abby. It's the most recent guilty pleasure for The Teen and I.

I'm always fascinated with her jewelry. Above, chains fastened with a lock or below, Goth with a soft side - delicate silver rings joined by a silver bead.

(Above photos from Pauley Perrette Fan Facebook)

Another source of the Goth - Millenium Punk style with the red, white and black color palette are the White Stripes in this photo from the MTV website


All of this percolates in my brain and inspires new pieces like the finished Gothic Lace.....


I'm attracted to alot of different styles and it's reflected in my work - maybe that's why I don't seem to have a "voice" but I've always been that way. I do tend to gravitate to the edgey. Do you love edgey jewelry?

14 comments:

LLYYNN said...

This turned out beautifully, and your dangle is just perfect with the open hand, reaching out. Love it! Brilliant... your soldering is great too.

Jennifer Cameron said...

OMG! I LOOOOVE it! Very innovative, beautiful and edgy too.

rosebud101 said...

Wow! Those are gorgeous pieces, Cindy!

Deb said...

Fabulous pieces Cindy.I don't blame you one bit on the not being stereotyped!!
And guess what - Abby is the whole reason I started watching NCIS too.
Although I do kind of like Ziva!

I'm sure I have withdrawals when we are waiting for the next season to start...like now :o)

Enabler! I just checked out the facebook link.

Betsy said...

i think edgy is better, is that why i love LA ink?

Joann Loos said...

I love Abby too. I want to be her when I grow up (altho I'm 50 already LOL) Also Garcia on Criminal Minds.

The edge is where all the interesting stuff happens, so keep living there!

Studio Marcy - Marcy Lamberson said...

I love the way you show your inspiration for this. Beautiful Cindy.

Cindy Gimbrone said...

Thanks Lynn! - I worked hard on the soldering :-)

Cindy Gimbrone said...

Thanks, Jennifer! :-)

Cindy Gimbrone said...

Hi Mallory - glad you like it. It's been brewing in my mind for awhile!

Cindy Gimbrone said...

LOL, Deb! Didn't mean to be an enabler but if you're like me, you can't help but look at Abby's jewelry and the facebook fan page is a good place to see it!

Cindy Gimbrone said...

LA Ink is amazingly edgey - just caught an episode the other day. Wow!

Cindy Gimbrone said...

Garcia on Criminal Minds? How have I missed Garcia?!! Thanks for clueing me in LOL!

Cindy Gimbrone said...

Thanks, Marcy - that's the purpose of the blog, to who the inside story of my art. It's a good way for me to think out the process too - so you're in on it with me ;-)