Leather, skull designs and velvet have made a massive return over the recent years and this summer is the perfect time to harness your inner goth. It might not seem like a hot summer is the best time to be rocking black, but this isn’t Marilyn Manson goth; lace is a priority and there’s no need to shy away from natural, earthy colours.
For the complete look, accessories are key and Moon Raven Designs’ Etsy store is the perfect place to go for everything you need. MRD channel the beauty and delicacy of death and life through their nature inspired jewellery and accessories. You’d definitely not find anything like this on the high street!
I spoke to Dianne and Mike Doyle who own MRD and asked them how they came to work in this style;
“ In 1974, I originally started working with leather, which slowly evolved into bone, horn and stone. I took a different direction for a while when I started to create custom knives. I then started to work with casting resin and mold making and later cold casting bronze jewelry pieces. My work then moved into pewter and white metal casting. Though I wanted to look for something more substantial for my pieces and learned lost wax casting first in bronze and then with silver which is how you seen Moon Raven Designs today. I have always been inspired by nature from a very young age, and with living in British Columbia, it is all around us.”
MRD can be found at here and with prices ranging from £3 to £251, there’s something to suit everyone’s price range.
Words by Leona Quirk