Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Entomology Necklace ::: World Steam Expo Update

I have always been taken by the sheer elegance of insects.

Entomology: Greek for, that which is cut into pieces, engraved, or segmented.

Hence the insect, and perhaps these pieces. They come together in pieces & they are engraved. Visit my flickr page and you shall see more of my creations. They embody the essence of fasntasy, mysticism, and sheer beauty. All the components are cold and hard, from gems to metal, the weight of these objects proves their worth. Let one encompass your neckline today!

The other day I recived word that I shall be attending the World Steam Expo as an artist/vendor. This will be my first major show as an artist ever. If you happen to be there on Memorial Day weekend, make sure you drop by my booth. Mention you read this blog, and receive an discount!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Spectra Nova Featured on Lilly's Work Shop Blog

Out of all the Corsetry on Etsy, in my own opinion, Lilly's Workshop has the most versitle, well made, aesthetically pleasing corsets all wrapped up in one. In addition to sexy waist sinchers, they have awesome bags & satchels too!

Not once, but twice, the Spectra Nova has been featured on their blog (under the guise of The Thrifty Sparrow) and this post is just to give a big thanks to them!

I want this corset....

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Cabochons & Such

Labradorite :: A blue, gray, green, or brown triclinic mineral that is a variety of plagioclase feldspar. It occurs in igneous rocks.

If you should venture to the extreme North of Canada, to the Labrador Peninsula, perhaps you would stumble upon this brilliant stone.

This is one of my favorite stones and I will continue to do everything in my power to get my hands on this ethereal-like gemstone that has the most breathtaking qualities. I owned a piece of this stone long before I knew what it was. These cabs are hard to come by and well worth every cent.

Green Onyx ::: Green onyx is a mineral of the Earth that is a compacted and colored form of quartz. Unlike ordinary quarts, the crystalline structure is fine and compacted, making it ideal for gemstones, and cameos.

It also makes it ideal for this exquisite Steampunk Owl brooch, pendant, whatever you fancy, or, I haven't decided yet.

I love that this stone rarely has any inclusions and has a smooth clear texture to it. It's color ranges from a light lime green to a vibrant forest green seen here.

I have just received some vintage raw brass chain the the mail, can't wait to post updates on my work.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Facebook Fan Page

Time is of the essence, a vital commodity. Do not waste it! I try to get as much done in a day as I can. The Spectra Nova has been a slow go, with so much going on, but here it is, my Facebook Fan Page. Fan away, I shall be forever grateful!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Waltham, Rock, & Wine ::: Empty Spaces II

I have recently come across the most exquisite mahogany chest gleaming with exceptional brass work. Trapped inside a sort of reinforced eight walled dungeon, this box lay for who knows how long. As I cracked the lock and peering inside, I feast my eyes upon emerald, garnet, labradorite, carnelian, and green onyx. As I filled my pockets, the Spectra Nova was set ablaze, as my secret had been exposed and i was transported home. Safely it was that I found my work space that eve. Finally after years of searching, I have found this missing components to my work. Now fair readers, let your eyes feast upon beauty and imagine what the future beholds. These nights shall be accompanied by a scarlet wine to calm my mind. Thither to my chamber shall I keep, and I shall meet with you in a fortnight, perhaps sooner.

For a crude glimse of three setting visit my flickr page
The Spectra Nova