Welcome!

Antimony & Lace is a site dedicated to do it yourself gothic and dark fashion. I started this site in 1998 as an alternative to the high priced gothic clothing shops that were springing up all over the web. Here you will find projects to help you begin sewing even if you have never sewed a stitch, and articles about gothic and dark fashion. There is also a large, active, helpful community of goths and nongoths alike associated with this site where you can get questions answered or show off your latest creation.

Whether you are looking for a starting point for making your own gothic clothing, finding reliable sites to do some dark shopping, or just looking for others who appreciate a dark aesthetic this is the place for you. I hope you find this site helpful and informative.

 



News:

November 23, 2007
I have updated the links section. Keep those submissions coming in!

Also added a contact form. I will try to answer all emails but I can't make promises. The best resource for questions is still the forums.

I hope to be able to post a few new projects soon for both gothic clothing and some dark decor projects as well. We bought a new house this year and I have been busy decorating it... I am hoping to have a bit more time as the number of house projects decreases. Planned: new skirt designs, tribal belly dancing costume bits, fancy top treatments for curtains, steampunk decorating, new vests, hair accessories, jewelry making including chandelier earrings, articles on various aspects of dark and gothic fashion, and more.

August 14, 2007
I am opening up the links section for a trial run. There aren't that many right now, but links can be suggested and will be posted on approval. If you want credit for adding the link be sure to sign the description with your handle! I would sign '~ added by lilibat' for example. Later on I plan to add in the ability for people to write reviews for the online shops

July 05, 2007
This past year and a half has been one of the busiest and most stressful of my life. I lost my job in early 2006, got married October 2006 right after starting a new job and exactly one month after my wedding my father died of cancer. Since then I have been dealing with his estate and have started the long process of buying a house.

After all of this I am finally ready to start seriously working on this site again because I feel that by letting it lie fallow for so long I am not only missing something I once enjoyed but also failing in my desire to help out a community that I have been a part of my entire adult life.

The first phase: I have started working on a system for adding a links section back. I am finding that many of the old stores and DIY resources just aren't around anymore. Luckily others have sprung up and I want to again be able to provide a high quality collection of reputable and helpful sites.

The list will not be going live until I have a decent sized collection of links to offer. Each link is going to be researched by me personally, even if it is suggested by another, before it goes live. I intend to uphold the same standards I had originally for the links on this site and only list business with good customer service and quality. I am also going to try and list as many well-done DIY sites as I possibly can as this site is primarily about being creative and self sufficient.

The next phase is going to be a systematic updating of the articles on the site. Times change, I learn things, and I want to try and make things current... while still honoring gothic fashion roots and keeping my traditional goth self happy. I should be adding new articles and projects eventually as well, though honestly many of the projects I thought of doing have been done very well elsewhere, and so I most likely won't be doing those. That's what the DIY links are for.

People usually ask about the gothic paper dolls. If I do bring those back they will have to be completely redone from scratch and that will be a huge project. If I decide to do it, I will post about it here.

So, in a nutshell, yes I am really updating again. You won't be able to access any of the updates quite yet, but I will announce them when they are up here and on the four ms that go with this site.

~ Carmen M. G. Christgau

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