Friday, October 29, 2010

Announcing New Giveaway on November 1st, 2010

In the spirit of being poor & broke, I am do a giveaway for the Holiday season. I haven't decided exactly what to giveaway, but I will be choosing ONE Unisex Lavalier Pendant Necklace to giveaway. This is just a little taste of what I have been working on. Going to add the chains soon!


The bullets, as of now, are extremely limited edition because of the materials. The shaft of the bullets are made from vintage findings that are, well, hard to find. I don't have much left, and have been shopping for more. The solid design and tapered neck added with a barrel finding adds a unique streamlined look that is cold and heavy, very appropriate.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Devil's Night ::: Steampunk Photo Shoot

Well, last Devil's night, my guy and I went to see Roky Erikson at the Magic Stick in Detroit. It was one of the best show's I have EVER seen. Appropriately, Roky played all of his heavy gory horror rock and only one Elevator's song, Your Gonna Miss Me. Unfortunately the kick ass night ending with a real nightmare when we came out of the stick and discovered our Jeep was gone.

Well It's on again this Devil's night, same time same place. Only this time it's Guided by Voices. In fact, Detroit was only recently added to the bill long after the tour was first announced. We thought we had been snubbed, but I suppose they changed their mind's and decided to venture in on a night of Motor City Hell, uh I mean Heaven, as lol, we actually call it "Angel's Night" and have for years. This however, as mentioned above, isn't true...

Needless to say, I am really looking forward to this show and then a swingin' party afterwards.

The following day I will be with shooting photos with the lovely Penny Dreadful: Weapons Officer of the H.M.R.A.S. Valkyrie. The shoot will include snap shots of my own work as well as some of the vintage items that I have in my collection with her donned in all of her Steampunk Finery. My ETSY shop REALLY RELALY needs some serious revamping. I am working on putting together a new light box as well. My other, a cardboard box, wilted under the heavy weight of my industrial spotlight after quite a long run. CHEERS to all and have a SUPER FUCKING SWEET HALLOWEEN!

OH! I am getting a Dremel Tool Today too! If only every day could feel like Christmas...

Monday, October 18, 2010

Drawings Drudged out of the Depths of my Closet ::: Inspiring Wooden Objects

Looking to branch into other areas of three-dimensional art, I decided to pull some inspiration from the past and uncover some of my earlier works. The theme of these pen and ink drawings (using micron pens) was plant life. The human figure was a chief inspiration for many of my works.

The top is the Ocular Bulbarrous Appendae Plant. All Ocular plants are bulbous in nature and consist of a single domed light sensitive iris. A sweet smelling flower producing a potent nectar grows on this plant which is caught with rain water and stored into "death cauldrons" where insects are lured and trapped for food once the water is evaporated.

The second is entitled "The Rose" and was part of a larger sketch. This type of plant nymph draws it's life force from the rich earth in the ancient forests of the "earth". It is mobile and can speak. It prefers to perch on the trunk of trees near it's limbs so that it is safe from predators below.

The third is an interesting study trying to combine the anatomy of the human arm to resemble plant anatomy.

In addition to these works, there are others that I am not yet or rather not willing to release, as most of them are studies. Yet, inside my head there are many things that have been sitting around, waiting for the right moment to be born into existence.

The reason that all of this is so important, is because I've had a crazy idea in my head for a long time. I love old wodden boxes and other type of small interesting type of wooden furniture, lamps, shevling units, shadow boxes, and the like. The other day I was at the thrift store and found this really bulk jewelry boxes with 15 drawers line in blue velvet. I had to redo it. I plan to pull my own art work into the box by painting it perhaps in an Egyptian Steampunk Steam, or perhaps Nouveau (as I have a really cool Mucha Stamping that I need to polish up and use)

I hope that I will have the time and motivation to come through on such a huge task. I leave you now with this sad quote in lieu of motivation....

"It is usually the imagination that is wounded first, rather than the heart; it being much more sensitive. " - Henry David Thoreau

Don't Stop....

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


I decided that not all of my focal pieces will be something to hang around the neck. There are many possibilities and options for tiny works of art...

Pocket Watches were mounted on some type of metal plate. These plates were fitted with various mechanisms, gears, pinions, and the like by way of screw and other small fittings made of rubies, garnet, or metal. So when the movement is dismantled you are left with holes all around the inside and outside of the circular unit.

Most of the plates that I work with are steel and engraved. The holes are around 20 gauge - 24 gauge and are small or big enough to fit wire or perhaps even the occasional needle and thread through. Sewn, soldered, or glued, they can be used as buttons or any such adornment.

The above picture is a type of hat belt/corset/sash if you will. The hat is vintage leather and was my grandfathers.

Monday, October 11, 2010


I am pleased too announce the winners of the contests are Jarret Diamond who has won the Diadem Pendant.


Ana Maria Seaton who has won the Nior Madame Earrings

If you are disappointed you haven't won, stick around and I'll have another giveaway up before X-Mas.

Until then.... HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!