funkologie

Gypsy boho cottagecore handmade antique & vintage finds

Kentucky, United States
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Announcement    SALE! Thru the end of July 20% off purchase of 2 or more items!!!
Welcome to funkologie!
Gypsy boho handmade, unique items including bracelet cuffs, bags, festival clothing & more!
funkologie.etsy.com
Please come in and browse. . .
Perhaps you'll find your heart's desire made with loving care, the finest vintage materials and my high quality standards. I upcycle whenever possible and am thrilled when others get joy from my reuse and recycling of vintage or discarded items!

I'm a true junk gyspy and have been pickin' before pickin' was a word!

I have a knack for discovering lost souls . . . those long forgotten in grandma's attic, or discarded and abandoned items. I embrace the essence of each piece. Some are sold as found & others are reborn with a fresh personality of their own.

My work has been published in the book "Altered Board Books, the Basics and Beyond" by Jan Bode Smiley, in Art Doll Quarterly, and in Somerset Digital Studio.

I recently condensed my 2 Etsy shops please see my other shops feedback regarding my handcrafted pieces.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/Mossrosebyfunkologie

Hope you find something you can't live without :)))

Thank you for stopping by _ Becky

Announcement

Last updated on Jul 18, 2022

SALE! Thru the end of July 20% off purchase of 2 or more items!!!
Welcome to funkologie!
Gypsy boho handmade, unique items including bracelet cuffs, bags, festival clothing & more!
funkologie.etsy.com
Please come in and browse. . .
Perhaps you'll find your heart's desire made with loving care, the finest vintage materials and my high quality standards. I upcycle whenever possible and am thrilled when others get joy from my reuse and recycling of vintage or discarded items!

I'm a true junk gyspy and have been pickin' before pickin' was a word!

I have a knack for discovering lost souls . . . those long forgotten in grandma's attic, or discarded and abandoned items. I embrace the essence of each piece. Some are sold as found & others are reborn with a fresh personality of their own.

My work has been published in the book "Altered Board Books, the Basics and Beyond" by Jan Bode Smiley, in Art Doll Quarterly, and in Somerset Digital Studio.

I recently condensed my 2 Etsy shops please see my other shops feedback regarding my handcrafted pieces.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/Mossrosebyfunkologie

Hope you find something you can't live without :)))

Thank you for stopping by _ Becky

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About funkologie

Sales 188
On Etsy since 2009

Gypsy boho handcrafted, antique & vintage finds

Junk Gypsy:
“From what she wears to how she lives, a Junk Gypsy is a cultural crossroads of styles and eras. She’s a little bit rock ‘n’ roll, a little bit country, a little bit Elizabethan poet. She’s farmgirl, cowgirl, and wandering gypsy. She’s velvet, fringe, and sparkles. Junk Gypsy rule number one: everything goes. If you love it, figure out how to work it in. Freedom, adventure, love.”

I was not aware there was a name for me until I read the above from an article in MaryJanesFarm magazine about The Junk Gypsies, Amie, Jolie & Janie Sikes. I could not have said it better so I quoted the article.

Art is in my heart and soul. I need to make art to feel fulfilled. I hope my artistic expressions communicate bliss and when worn the wearer is conveying their innermost self.

Everything has the ability to inspire me. I see something done one way and then I alter it to reflect my vision. I spend a fair amount of time “filling the well,” and getting inspiration from what I see and experience. I often visualize something different than the actual images I see. What I imagine/visualize is what I create.

After the stage of getting inspired, I gather what I want to use. Gathering is so much fun! My pieces are composed of vintage, salvaged, and sometimes new, fabric, threads, and found objects. I then lay out the elements and make notes on the order of the steps I need to take to make my creation. Most often, what I initially picture, changes during the process . . . and that’s additional fun!

I then create like a mad scientist in her laboratory! My daily life falls by the wayside while I transform these elements into their new life.

I collage by means of hand-stitching, machine stitching, stitching with wire, attaching with rivets, and using glue when necessary. I like to mix fabric, paper, metals and text all in one. This mix of the different media is what gives my pieces their texture. I crave texture! I love juxtaposing entities that aren’t generally found together. I adore every yummy layer upon every yummy layer!

For years, I have salvaged shabby and tattered castoffs. Today, I repurpose these elements into edgy, chic, and trendy items.

My work has been published in the book, Altered Board Book Basics & Beyond and the Stampington publications of Art Doll Quarterly and Digital Studio.

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  • Becky Laslie

    Owner

  • Mr. Dithers & Reggie

    Curators Extraordinaire

    My ever faithful junk lovin' companions :)

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Last updated on May 18, 2022
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