Saturday, March 20, 2010

World Steam Expo

I just sent out my application for the World Steam Expo, which is to be held this Memorial Day Weekend in Dearborn, Michigan. I am keeping my fingers crossed. If by chance I do not get into the show, I will post my wares on Etsy. Will keep everyone posted.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Empty Spaces?

Did you ever notice the empty spaces that you might see in my Steampunk Pendants? They look like shinny silver or brass gears, but in actuality they are Mainspring Safety Drums, minus the cover & spring. The mainspring is what creates the tension in order for the clock to work and the gears to move. Placed deep inside a hand wound watch, it usually has a safety cover and then another pinon on top, the spring hidden insde. I soon found out that just because those springs don't have a fair amount tension on them, doesn't mean they won't come flying out at you in a hurry and attempt to blind you at the same time.

Well I have a plan for these empty spaces. In the coming months you will see gorgeous cabochons of garnet and perhaps jade set inside these drums. Keep your eyes peeled for the very first sneak peaks of these on my blog!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Thrift Score ::: Steampunk Viking Ship

Ah, the thrift store, I go to you when I have money, and when I am bored. My kids love you as much as I do, I can hardly concentrate through the screams on I want this, what's that, It's MINE! Yes, you allow me to be stressed and de-stress at the same time. I could spend hours or a matter of minutes, and yet I find countless treasures that someone else considered trash.

Yet in all my travels, I've never seen anything so obviously Steampunk. I came to wonder why someone had given it away. They must have thought that it was old and useless. Thank goodness they did because, well, it wouldn't be hanging on my wall now. The back is covered in a brown paper that is a printed reproduction of items from a Victorian Dry Goods catalog.

Since I have so many vintage and antique items from the thrift store that I plan to incorporate into my Steampunk & Neo Victorian Jewelry, I have decided to post sneak peaks every now and again. Look for the on my etsy shop

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Spectra Nova Featured on

My first encounter with Nancy was on twitter's #follow friday. At first twitter seemed like a complete waste of time, but it has proved to be quite a useful tool. Every Tuesday she features a different artist, musician, or person of interest of the steampunk genre on her blog.

Check out her site