Learning Dark Arts

Come learn the art of 3D computer generated art and animation. This blog deals with the lessons learned and the art created by Robert G. Male using DazStudio from Daz3D. Also covered are the ancillary software, tools, techniques, and processes needed both before and after rending in the 3D software.

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May 23, 2011

Amanda Norman's Gothic Jewellery Box

Last week I interviewed photographer Amanda Norman about her cemetery pictures and Dark Portraits. Aside from that wonderful work Amanda makes hand crafted gothic jewellery for sale. Right now I have that part of the interview for you.

Welcome back, Amanda. Another of the projects you involve yourself in is the creation of jewellery. How did you get into doing that?

Glad to be back!

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Creating jewellery is a brand new hobby of mine and itís something that Iíve always wanted to try and itís going quite well.

You donít see much blood vial jewellery for sale over here in the UK and Iíve always wanted a blood vial necklace. Theyíre a pain in the ass to make, but worth it once finished. I also like Victorian and Gothic styled jewellery, but Iím a long way off designing pieces like that. For the time being, Iím having fun creating pieces that have skulls and spiders and creating charm bracelets that reflect my taste in classic horror, such as the vampire charm bracelet.

Tell us about the planning and design of a jewellery piece.

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Up until now, Iíve just gone with the idea in my head, but now I want to merge my photography with the jewellery.

I plan on creating some nice oval photographs in a Gothic frame setting with a glass cover to magnify the image and these can then be used as a pendant. I donít know how easy this is going to be, but I have the frames and Iím waiting on the glass pieces and glue that is required to create them. Obviously this takes time and money, but the majority of time is spent sourcing materials that are lead and nickel free, as I donít want any of my customers to suffer from a nasty rash or allergic reaction.

My thanks to Amanda for telling us about her work. If you would like to get in touch with Amanda or buy some of her work she gave me the following sites and contact information.

Gothic Horror Photography - http://www.amandanorman.com/shop
Gothic Horror Greeting & Business Cards - http://www.zazzle.com/mandy_norman
Inside the Mind of a Gothic Horror Photographer - http://blog.amandanorman.com
Gothic Jewellery Box - http://www.gothicjewellerybox.com/shop
Twitter - http://twitter.com/amandanorman


Music: The Other Side by Aerosmith.

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