♥ Welcome to the Dark Wings, Dark Words blog ♥
I’m Ada…owner of Raven Ranch Studio, self-taught jewelry designer and resin artist.
I decided to start this blog so that I could share some fun things with you on a number of topics that I absolutely love to talk about. I have so much to share with you about ravens, crows, skulls, dark art, bird skull jewelry, new creations in my shop, goth fashion and other random musings.
The reason I decided to name my blog Dark Wings, Dark Words:
The phrase “dark wings, dark words” is repeated often in The Game of Thrones books and tv series, usually in response to someone who has announced that a raven has arrived. Ravens are a primary means of long-distance communication between the castles and cities of the seven kingdoms. Even though most messages brought by ravens are general and innocuous, the birds have also been linked to ominous tidings, giving rise to the use of the saying. I am fascinated by the abilities, intelligence and beauty of the raven in real life and in fiction, so I was inspired by this phrase and thought it was fitting for a blog focused on ravens and dark art.
A little bit about my bird skull art:
I get a lot of my inspiration from nature and am especially fond of ravens and hummingbirds and incorporate them into my art often. You can be assured that the animal bones I cast from are collected ethically and responsibly. The majority of the resin replicas I create have been cast from borrowed specimens from a local wildlife foundation here in Minnesota. I also cast replicas from birds and small animals who have had unfortunate accidents with windows or cars. By casting replicas of these amazing creatures I feel as if I am giving them a second life and honoring their beauty.
I have an eye for fine detail and can be a huge perfectionist in my craft, so you can be assured you will always be getting high quality work from me. I am fully committed to Raven Ranch Studio and I stand behind every single one of my designs. I meticulously create my jewelry to not only look amazing, but to be extremely durable and reliable. My main goal is to design fascinating, high-quality, unique and one-of-a-kind pieces that will quickly become your favorite accessory to proudly show off!
Thanks for reading, I’m glad you are here. Take a look in my shop and remember to check back for new posts soon!