This was a recent attempt at making Dead Kennedys fabric I made. It didn’t work out because of the lines, but I still love this piece regardlessly. I used to do a lot of graffiti like this in high school and I love the way to always comes out. The lyrics written on here are some of my all time favorites from my favorite DK tracks. :)
I have also started offering poster prints of my art work, including this piece here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/196417275/punk-hall-of-fame-and-dead-kennedys-art?ref=shop_home_active_3
We can be the bands we want to hear.
We can define our own generation.
These are just the beginning of why I love punk. ♥
We did a massive tie-dye batch earlier this summer, our biggest to date, actually, and it was so fucking fun. I actually plan to dye again this summer and I look forward to it. We tried shibori dying this year, which is a Japanese form of dying. The top two shirts are shibori dyed and I love the wave pattern it creates. The one on the left is one I dyed for my brother, but the other one is for sale here.
Below those two are the things I dyed for myself. I did knotted fabric and leggings, mint shorts and I re-dyed an ugly old shirt with some of the leftover dye. I am amazed at how gorgeous it came out.
You can see more of what we dyed and purchase similar items to what I show here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/Krazy4Krafts?section_id=10483342&ref=shopsection_leftnav_1
This is another recent outfit of mine. I wanted to post it to show off the spoils of thrift-storing. I have been wanting a punky denim skirt with patches all year, but I never found one that was quite right. Then, at the thrift store recently, I found a hideous length skirt with buttons, but I took it home, cut it down (unevenly) and added my patches and here it is. I love it and I think it came out awesome. :) I’m also super glad that my love is letting me keep one of his DK shirts for a while.
Fashion Credits: Shirt borrowed from my love, Thrifted Skirt, Converse High-Tops, Cosmopolitan Purse, Target Cuff, Micheal Tatom Ring, Stickman Necklace.
Made a new belt!
My love made a punky new belt. It’s pretty rad. :)
I have been having a good time this summer, doing a lot of decoupage. This is actually a tiny composition book, maybe half size of a normal one, that I did to use as an address book. It was hard to curate out small images for it, but I think it came out really well. The tiny ones are super adorable and I might have to do another eventually. :)
Hello friends and followers! I’ve been adding a lot of new things to my store lately, Barbaric Leather Works, on etsy! If you’re into fantasy, medieval, or heavy metal leather items, you should check it out. If you have any ideas for what I should make and put in the store, message me! I love to hear from people. Here are some pictures of my recent stuff:
There’s always more to come!
My love made these pretty things. I love that top one and the carvings on the large cuff at the bottom. Check out his store.
The Punk “Manifesto”
Disclaimer: I did not write this. I, in fact, do not even know where this came from. From what I know, legend has it that what I have posted below was written in the mid 1970’s, by hand and slipped into punk record sleeves in a store. From there, it was hand-copied and changed a little bit each time, making its way across the US, passed from punk to punk in borrowed record sleeves and many years ago, it made its way to me. I don’t even know if that story is true, but it’s a great story and I wanted to tell it.
The reason I am posting this is the same reason I post anything else I do on punk, out of love. But, I feel like a lot of people on this site are into the fashion, but they don’t know about the real ideology behind punk and the fact that it has nothing to do with clothes. So, I wanted to post this, since it is the “manifesto” (as a friend told me) or simply, an awesome explanation of what punk is really about.
Cool caveman music with a fuck you attitude.Only real punks know the sounds associated with true punk. It’s really pretty undefinable but most people who think they know what it is or how it’s supposed to sound usually have a lot of wrong ideas about it thanks to Mtv in the 80’s and beyond. punk is all about being yourself, liking what you like, doing what you do and not having to live upto someone elses expectations, only your own. there is no dress code, hair colour or rules to be punk, since punk is about being true to yourself. fuck an A bud, that’s right the fuck on! People should just be them fuckin selves and stop being goth or emo or metal or black metal or death metal or punks or preps or jocks or twats or what the fuck ever else and just fuckin be cool and have some fuckin respect for one another.punk is about not bein a punk think, say, do, be what you want listen to whatever fuckin music you like dress however you want to dress stop tryin to impress others so hard stop trying to fit into any one particular fucking category so hard as this is the most anti-establisment thing you can do is not let anybody define you and categorize you and label you You don’t have to have a mohawk or tattoos or piercings, you don’t have to do any motherfucking thing to fit in with any fucking bodyfuck the trends quit trying to fit in don’t belong to a clique or subculture or group or cult listen to what you want stop being a dick wear what you want to wear
I feel like I haven’t posted an outfit in a really long time, so here’s one from earlier this summer. I recently got back on a Dead Kennedys kick and back into all of my old school punk favorites from when I was in middle school and it makes me want to dress like I did back then.
I have always found the punk boys to be more stylish than the girls, particularly Johnny Rotten. But, I also have a soft spot for East Bay Ray and I loved the way he wore his tie wrapped around his wrist and tied to his arm and I used to do that all the time, so I decided to do that again. This is what one of my old friends would jokingly hassle me about and call my “East Bay Ray” outfit. But, I stand by it.
Fashion Credits: Thrifted Button Down and Tie, Wal-Mart Pants, Vintage Doc Martens, Target Cuff, Necklace by SilverandGold Jewelry, Vintage Sex Pistols and DK pins, “Peace” Pin from The Peace Store(in Santa Barbra), Various Rings.
New cuff for a special friend :)
Something my love made for me with the spikes I bought recently. It’s awesome.