Founder. Designer. Head Alchemist.
Hello! My name is Arina, and I'm a professional writer-biographer with a degree in history and psychology. Despite the scientific work, all my life I've been fond of handicraft, esoterics and gothic subculture. One side of me always had to be professional, but the other was going into the darkest periods of history (the ones I'm not writing about...yet) and creativity.
As a writer, I work in two genres: history and grim fiction, writing Gothic Fairytales. While creating dark worlds, I have also been trying to illustrate them through art.
This is how the idea of "Dark Tales studio came up - I needed to spill my imagination not only through words but also through other artefacts: perfumes, scented candles (an indispensable attribute of every writer), loose leaf tea, one-of-a-kind jewellery pieces and other creations.
Dark Tales was founded in July 2019, and in October we already had our shop running on Etsy. Now we are expanding and need more space for creativity.
I have a small team who is working with me in the studio, creating things and sharing ideas. Sometimes we are so dedicated to the process, that we lose the sense of time and stay up the whole night.
As the chief designer, I take my inspiration from nature, literature and history, - this is why many themes have historical and fictional motives.
We care about every single piece we create; therefore, all of our items are unique and made of high-quality materials that are collected from all over the world.
We hope you enjoy!