Friday, November 26, 2010

Monday, November 22, 2010

Unisex Steampunk ::: Cirque Acrica & Cirque à Minuit

New Lavalier Pendants
Introducing the new line of lavalier adornments. Each necklace/tie is for the casual and formal engagement, depending on how you look at it. I've been attempting to keep some pieces unisex. There will be new editions to the unisex line with heavier wires and discharged brass. As far as stones goes, fossils, malachite perhaps?

.::: Cirque Acrica & Cirque à Minuit :::.

Cirque Acirca was a collaborate project done by a group of friends from Grand Rapids, MI for Artprize. It was a spectacular weekend featuring many amazing artists & performers. Destination 1111 is reminiscent of The Russell Industrial Center, where the works of Bethalnne Bejema, Myke Amend, and Bethany Grenier, were displayed with many other talented artists & crafts people from the area. Also got to see the amazing Zoe Boekbinder.

Cirque à Minuit means Cirque at Midnight, because that is exactly what happened. I recently was at a friend's house for a birthday party. It was under the stars & we watched an amazing performance featuring the lovely Sea Jae with other performers from Thee Inner Cirkus based out of Greenville, SC which combines vaudeville flair, fire arts and circus sideshow skills to provide unique and amazing entertainment for any size or shape of event.

Sarah Schneider Koning & Cindy Lee
Boheme Tribal
at Cirque Acrica

Monday, November 15, 2010

Phoenix Cafe & Off the Beaten Path

Off the Beaten Path is The Metro Detroit Area's and quite possibly the Nation's first Steampunk Inspire Book Store. I have anxiously awaited more the coming of more venues such as this and...

The Phoenix Cafe
is another great place, hosting a Steampunk Party Once a Month. Will you be there this Month (November 24th)?


Calling all airship captains, mad scientists, air pirates, gearheads, steampunks and fellow folk of some repute...why join the rabble of drunken frat boys in overly crowded bars swilling Bud when you can attend a more civilized (and more fun) affair? The Phoenix will come alive as Up in the Aether touches down for a pre-turkey day steampunk extravaganza!

The Phoenix Cafe
24918 John R.
Hazel Park, MI


With OTBP, you don't just get books, you get the whole experience. Readings, Music, Art, Performers, Tea... All of the things to help bring you back from the drudges of ordinary life, inspire, and provide entertainment with substance, are rarity in today's society!

"Off The Beaten Path books and Cafe is not just any ordinarybookstore. We strive to become the place for artists and the creativeto thrive and create a sense of community. We will host workshops, gallery showings, crafts, art markets, tea drinking and readings. Wehope to become the shop that everyone has to visit if they're in Michigan. Our bookstore is dedicated to sci-fi, fantasy, horror, graphic novels, comic books, art, alternative history, paranormal romance and steampunk. We hope you check our website often, jump on our mailing list and join our Facebook fan page for the many updates on events, happenings and sales at Off The Beaten Path books and cafe. So stop by, have a cup of tea and read a good book."

Off the Beaten Path Bookstore and Café is located at:

23023 Orchard Lake Rd. Farmington, MI 48336

Monday - Thursday: 10 AM to 10 PM
Friday and Saturday: 10 AM to 11 PM
Sunday: 1 PM to 7 PM

Monday, November 1, 2010

NEW Steampunk Unisex Jewelry Give Away ::: Photoshoot to Revamp Etsy Shoppe

In the spirit of being poor & broke, I am going to do another giveaway for the holiday season... Also want to give a shout out to some awesome locals, Bret & Jenny for being cool and helping to move things forward!

This is it, BUT what's your pendant choice?

A. Lavalier Style with connectors & chain (pictured)
B. Single Drop Style with jump rings & chain

.:::TO ENTER:::.

1. Send me an e-mail
2. Don't forget to visit facebook so I can announce the winners on my page


Halloween Photoshoot

This is the latest project that I did with cohort & extremely talented model Jenny Choate. We had the pleasure of shooting in the brisk fall sunlight on a inviting Halloween afternoon at a local cemetery in Farmington, MI. She is a member of the H.M.R.A.S. Valkyrie, and you can see more of these sultry pictures @Flickr or @Etsy.