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March 2, 2012

The Dark Arts

Last Tuesday, I had the chance to pay a visit to the workshop cum showroom of Derrick Cruz’ Occulter, a collective of similarly dark and hyper-imaginative designers who create awe-inspiring jewelry and other objects.

the lady of the torch, Crispy, soldering a jump ring on to a necklace

The artfully dark pieces at Occulter go beyond what is typically gothic, and with boldly innovative techniques and creative use of materials, elicit a sense of wonderment in the beholder.

The Solve ring by Langoliers is knit in a natural material that is burned away when cast, resulting in an unexpected solidity for a piece with such organic texture.

stackable leather and metal rings by Bevel

These Morrissey candles, sculpted by Sean Burford, are designed to be effigies of the musician: heroic idealizations of Morrissey, vulnerable only by the band-aid covered nipple and a cotton wick.

This three-piece hand armor by Bevel, cast expertly to hug the contours of a human hand, is bafflingly comfortable.

Another piece of armor, this full-finger ring by Bevel is a eerie and organic take on Vivienne Westwood's iconic medieval-inspired armor ring.

Special thanks to Chris Reed of Occulter

3 Comments

  • Sean
    March 6th, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    ummm….I want all of this. including the morrissey busts.

  • Jamie
    March 12th, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    Hi

    I’ve been looking for the stackable leather and metal rings by Langoliers everywhere on the internet and have had no luck except finding the metal wired ones pictured above. Could you help?

  • Occulter
    March 12th, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    Jamie,

    We don’t have that style on our webstore but we will gladly sell you one directly. Email us at info@Occulter.org and we will take care of you.


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