Friday, October 19, 2012

All Hallow's Eve Giveaway

1. Like my Etsy Shoppe or my Facebook Page
If you have not done so...
-AND- 
2. THEN shoot me an e-mail @ SpectraNova@gmail.com with your NAME & ADDRESS & WHICH MEDAL YOU WANT!

TWO WINNERS will be announced on OCTOBER 24th! 
ALSO I have added a TON of new countries that I NOW SHIP to for a reduced price to my shipping list.
I have a SALE going on until the end of the year for 20% OFF your ENTIRE Order Coupon Code = NOVA20

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

GIVEAWAY TIME!

Avast me hearties! In honor of talk like a pirate day, I am doing a giveaway! WIN these Steampunk Pirate Medals! All you have to do is:

1. Like my Etsy Shoppe or my Facebook Page 

-and-

2. THEN shoot me an e-mail @ SpectraNova@gmail.com with your name! 

The winner will be announced ONE WEEK FROM TODAY on Sept 26th!
ALSO I have added a TON of new countries that I NOW SHIP to for a reduced price to my shipping list.
-and-
I have a SALE going on until the end of the year for 20% OFF your ENTIRE Order
Coupon Code = NOVA20

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Amulets & Ossuaries

Steampunk Amulet with Taxidermy Beetle Wings, Pocket Watch Parts, Antique Buttons, & WWII Brass Aviator Wings



Ossuary with Taxidermy Beetle Wings

Ossuary with Taxidermy Beetle Wings & WWII Brass Master Aviator Wings

Steampunk Amulets with Taxidermy Beetle Wings & Watch Parts

Steampunk Amulets with Pocket Watch Part & Ruby Rhinestones

Steampunk Amulets with Engraved Pocket Watch Pinion, Silver Scepter head, & Loos Beads

Steamgoth Amulet with Scepter & Suspended Beads
Ossuary with Silver Skull & Bone

Monday, July 23, 2012

Leather & Anything Dripping in Metal

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Lets talk about leather, studs, chain, bullets, gears, anything dripping in metal. Anything heavy you can throw across your back and something bold that you can sling across your shoulder. Yeah, lets talk about that for a minute....



Sunday, July 8, 2012

Steampunk Home Inspiration

Took a trip to our sister city Chicago this weekend. I walked the streets that have been walked a thousand times over. But I must say that when I come to a place that is a collective of the past and the future I am thankful that I brought my camera. This interesting little dwelling is as lush and gorgeous as going to any conservatory and most definitely has an old soul vibe going on. Reminds me of a Different Time & Different Place.

Courtesy of: Elizabeth Longo
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Courtesy of: Elizabeth Longo

Courtesy of: Elizabeth Longo

Courtesy of: Elizabeth Longo

Courtesy of: Elizabeth Longo

Monday, June 25, 2012

Steam Traveling in Michigan


 I just want to say thank you to all who came out in support of the Steam Travelers Picnic. The Steam Traveler is a concept dreamt up by many. To go to different beautiful historic locations and have tea, take pictures, and enjoy the company of friends. 


Don Watts said something that is very true about out little community of Steampunks. We are a close knit group. Between us there isn't much competition between us, to show others up and prove who is the best. There is a strong sense of artistry and refinement among us, yet we don't let it go to our heads. This is a rarity I believe in all walks of life and what makes our community strong & healthy. We shall persevere for years to come, and continue to grow as people and as a community. 

In the Spirit of community, I would love to tell you about some other awesome events going on this summer that I am sure you are all aware of, but if not then none of this was in vain! 


Thursday July 28th 2012
gam1:00 pm
We have been invited to The Van Hoosen Farm in Rochester to watch The Rochester Grangers take on The Waynadotte Stars. Guests can enjoy a complementary hot dog and are encouraged to bring a picnic or a dish to pass to join both clubs for a meal after the game.


Sunday July 1st, 2012
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
This events is at Gallup Park in Ann Arbor. Bring your picnic basket and a dish to pass around if you wish. Gallup Park also boast bike trails & canoes to rent. Come join us for a summer picnic at Gallup Park in Ann Arbor! Bring your picnic gear and food to share with others, there are also rumors of "Best Dish" and "Best Picnic Kit" awards to be given out :-) (No alcohol or glass bottles though, please!)

We will be at the far end of the park, so when you enter, go over the one lane bridge, turn left and go down all the way to the end.


 Saturday July 14th 
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Come join us for the second annual Steampunk summer outing to Greenfield Village for their Ragtime Street Fair. It's free if you have a members pass or just the cost of admission to the Village. Depending on the weather this year, summery Edwardian apparel is encouraged. Think white, cream, linen, light fabrics, Boater hats, and summer straw hats for the ladies. More info as the date draws closer so SAVE THE DATE!


Sunday July 15th
10:00 am - 5:00pm
This is a great event to bring the kids! Come join us as we make an expedition to the zoo in search of exotic animals, real or stuffed, & see how many people will look at us funny.

Saturday December 8th 2012 
Time TBA
Join us for a rollicking day of fun, food, friends, and Christmas Spirit while we stroll among the quaint streets of Holly, Michigan during the annual Dickens Christmas Festival. Come in costume if you choose (Steampunk, Dickens, Victorian, or Shop Troll) or just don your warmest coat and mittens while we stroll the streets, sample roasted chestnuts, shop for Christmas, and end the day with a warm and hearty dinner at the local brew pub.

Closer to the event I will take opinions if a group would like meet for Tea at the Holly Hotel. Opinions welcome. So save the date! We were warmly welcomed last year by the actors and visitors in 2011. Lets do it again and show Holly that we aren't just about the Renaissance Faire.

Photo By: Laura Baron

Photo By: Laura Baron

Photo By: Jen Conrad

Photo By: Jen Conrad

Photo By: Jen Conrad



Photo By: Jen Conrad





Tuesday, June 19, 2012

CALLING ALL BAKERS!!!!!!!!!

Hey there are you picnic goers. The time is drawing near for this years event, and we are so excited to inform you of all of the amazing things that we have in store for you this year! 

Tiny Box Dessert Auction
Last year we had an abundance of desserts and ALL of them were creatively delectable. So this year we decided to challenge those of you out there with baking talents to make a dessert, put it in a pretty package, and set it up on our auction block ALL ENTRIES WELCOME no need to sign up. The tickets come with everyone's admission and we encourage all of your to participate. The TOP THREE bakers who get the most tickets will ALSO receive a prize from the 2012 Spectra Nova Couture Collection.

Couture Key Chains, Faux Military Medals, & OOAK Pendant Necklaces
 
Vendor Silent Auction 
We have an awesome line up of vendors for your shopping pleasure. Each vendor is required to donate one item for the auction block, so you will have a chance to win a REALLY unique item from some of the best artisans and craftsmen/women in Michigan. 
 
 Couture Jewelry & Props By: Spectra Nova with Vespertine Nova Lark aka Sarah
Stained Glass & Metalwork By: K3 Creations with Kerrie Moyer
Herbal Soaps, Bath Salts, & Whipped Shea Butters By: Moonflower Creations with Yvette Willis Newell
Gorgeously Embellished Vintage Leather Gloves By: Ann Marie Lenceski
Tiny Top Hats, Jewelry, & The Artistic Creations of Alissa Meyers 
 Magan VanBuren Rodriquez with lovely Victorian Inspired Shawls, Mitts & Acessories
Marie Kidd who makes gorgeous Vintage Inspired Jewelry Pieces from Vintage Parts

Taro Card Readings
You'll also have the opportunity to have a taro card reading by a lovely Mystic.