Monday, September 20, 2010

Steampunk Wall Mount

This is the second installation that I have made. The first was actually a rack for the World Steam Expo earlier this year. The assemblage was quite simple. The fringe is bullets hung from raw brass chain. I made them from brass tubing and exquisite mirror/cathedral black glass beads. The main focal pendant is made from a partial pocket watch movement and other various watch parts. The "stained glass" setting is cutout of an original stained glass window installation by Louis Comfort Tiffany. If I am lucky, this will appear at Cirque Acirca is Grand Rapids in the coming weeks.

Monday, September 13, 2010


As promised I am giving something away. This is my first but not my last. These are the prizes:

1. A Diadem Pendant with Labradorite Cabochon set in a mainspring barrel made how you want it. On a Chain -OR- wired with chain (Brass or =Silver Chain & Wire)

2. A Pair of The Nior Madame Earring (Featured on my Shop)

The Spectra Nova offers Eccentric Elegance in Steampunk & Neo Victorian Styles. My work consist of earring & heavy to medium weight focal pendants adorned with handcrafted gemstones from garnet & onyx to the fire lit labradorite stone. I use vintage stampings, brooches, coins, findings and the like to create a theme.

::: TO ENTER :::

For a chance to WIN ONE of the TWO items shown

1. Go HERE and "Like" on Facebook

2. Send me an e-mail with your name that is shown on Facebook
(Specify which one you want)


The Steampunk Entomology pendants are my main focus as of right now. I have pillaged my way into many endless treasure troves to find timeless treasures that are made into Sleek & Steamlined One of a Kind Priceless Heirlooms.
I have been collecting, scheming, and hoarding for a new round of projects for my etsy shop, which I will share on my blog.

In addition to my own work, I have many vintage items that I have yet to list in my shop. Many of these items have the aesthetics of the Victorian Age, as that has been my taste for many a year. Growing up with grandparents who collected antique clocks, dolls, furniture, jewelry, and clothes has primed me for all of my endeavors.

Friday, September 10, 2010

The Aesthetic

Aside from the literature, art, and fashion aspects of Steampunk that I do so enjoy, I also try to live in the aesthetic and fantasy as much as I possibly can. The one room of my house that is dedicated to the style is my room. I have a gorgeous vintage/antique bedroom set (had it since I was a kid) and have added various found items to complete the scene. Found the shadow box on the wall at the thrift store for 20 bucks. I have a large collection of essential oils in the background and the lamp (which really needs a dusting) I got 1/2 price (it's cracked) from my sister in law when she had her store in downtown Mt Clemens. There are many other items I have found that I will share in the near future.

Thinking thinking about what to do for the giveaway. Gearing up to take some pics of my new super stash to post on Monday. Picnic this weekend, and of course I'll be dead from work!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

.::: Cirque Acirca :::.

The minds behind the madness, the inspiration, and the finger on the pulse of generations. This project has struck a nerve within me, as the message, meaning, and motivation behind the circus lies in dealing with depression, suicide, and mental illness.

.::: Cirque Acirca :::.

"Through art, performance, sculpture, music, fashion, circus arts & more we hope to take this message to young people & show them that they are not alone, there is a way out & mostly to tell our own stories along with hundreds of others (yours) as we Live, Laugh & Love..."

From the time of my youth I have dealt with depression and anxiety among other things and having a close family member living with schizophrenia, I often believed that my own mental health would just get worse until I wasn't the person I knew. Once I hit rock bottom and I snapped, with the heaviness of my body and breath, I didn't know what to do. So I wrote endless nothingness and began to create. It was this that saved me and this that stabalized my mind. Now, there is no going back.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Back to the Grindstone

It's been a long time coming for artistry. Finished school, got a job, and neglected my jewels. Now I am back to the work bench. This little beauty is one of my latest works.

With winter on the way, it’s time to say adieu to the pure slivers of crystal sunset that dance upon my wall. Detroit’s forecast is gray skies for most of the winter, dread…. So this means I have more time to sit around and be board. So you know it means shopping.

There are few things that can spark a huge dose of pure adrenaline pulsating through my veins. Yet at anytime of the day when I am about to hornet in on some auction, it hits me and lasts for a few minutes afterward and is extended when I win. Losing, to say the least, is like coming down hard after a sweet rush.

I have been withholding a secret from everyone who pays attention, due to lack of time and resources. So if you care, you will see what I mean… From Sneak Peaks to Giveaways, stay TUNED…