Tuesday, December 2, 2008
I will also offer free shipping and a 10% discount on any item in my shop to the first person to make a purchase and mention "blogspot" in the notes to seller.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
I also got to meet Nathaniel of Abney Park on one of his wanderings around the vendor area and he graciously agreed to pose for a picture with me. He did, however, insist we pose as if it were a prom picture.
I was able to sell a fair amount of my steampunk style items and was very pleased about that. What didn't sell will get put back into my etsy shop as soon as it has been shipped back to me.
Industrial Fairytale did an amazing job of organizing our little group. Big kudos to our own Indy!!!
Orpheus Alchemy of the SteamTeam won first place in the inividual costume portion of the costume contest on Friday night. She looked amazing and definitely deserved the accolades. Any time she was at our tables she drew people who wanted to see her costume up close and find out how her wings worked. She is an amazingly talented costumer!
Despite the rain most of the weekend we all had a great time. The rain certainly didn't dampen anyone's spirits and a wonderful time was had by all!!!
Thursday, October 23, 2008
I have already packed up most of my steampunk items and sent them out to Industrial Fairytale who has spearheaded the group effort. We have a beautiful banner that Crescent Wench got printed for us so we will be easy to find and we will have quite a variety of goods.
Hope to see you there!!!
Friday, October 10, 2008
In three weeks I will be attending Steam Powered, the first Steampunk convention! San Jose, here we come. The etsy Steam Team has joined together and will be selling as a group in the vendor area. Several members will have their own tables (19Moons, Atelier Choklit, Chaoticaly Creative, Cracked Looking Glass, Faraday Bags, and Theriaca Fina). Others of us will be sharing several tables (Industrial Fairytale, Cognitive Creations, Crescent Wench, Clockwork Crow, Sojourn Curiosities, Gabrielle Lucretia, CJ Grand, WinonaCookie, Lilibat, TotusMel, Bell76, MadArtJewelry, CalloohCallay, as well as myself!) It is going to be great fun to meet the folks that will be there (not everyone will, many in the second group are sending items out as they will not be able to make it) and to see all the wonderful steamy creations!
Monday, September 22, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
I am also busy sewing! Costumes for SteamPowered which we are attending and selling at over Halloween weekend and lots of SCA garb since we basically have to start fresh. Too much to do and not enough time right now, I think.
My husband has gotten back into making barrel helms and basket hilts too so we are going to be merchanting at events here and there. The first will be A Day at the Mill in Kokomo, Indiana the 2nd Saturday in October.
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
The winner of the contest gets to choose the theme and make the prize for the next contest. I have chosen the theme already, but have yet to make the prize piece. Following the story accompanying my entry in the August contest, the theme for the next contest will be airships. This could encompass the ships themselves, the men and women who fly them, tools of the trade, airship pirates and/or their accoutrements. Anything that has to do with airships is fair game so put on your thinking caps and see what you can come up with while I try to come up with a suitable prize.Following the story accompanying my entry in the August contest, the theme for the next contest will be airships. This could encompass the ships themselves, the men and women who fly them, tools of the trade, airship pirates and/or their accoutrements. Anything that has to do with airships is fair game. I am really looking forward to seeing what my teammates come up with for this one!!!!
Saturday, August 30, 2008
You can see the entries and vote here http://etsysteamteam.com/polls/index.php?sid=54753
Voting for this contest ends on August 31 so go check it out and vote for your favorite piece!
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
What is steampunk, you ask. Well, it is many things to many people. I have pulled this quote about what steampunk is from one of the great steampunk sites out on the internet, Aether Emporium:
Steampunk is an eclectic world of cogs and rivets. It is airships, goggles and steam. It is romance. It is traveling on clouds and diving beneath rugged waves. It is adventure
:- Aether Emporium
For more on what steampunk is from some of the great names in the genre, check out Aether Emporium's What is Steampunk page.
Some great sites to check out for a peek into the fun and fascinating world of steampunk are:
The Steampunk Workshop
and a host of others that can be linked to from some of those sites.
And also check out the SteamTeam at etsy to find all kinds of wonderful handmade steampunk items made by myself and other members of the Etsy Steam Team.
Monday, July 28, 2008
Check it out, and check out the other wonderful members of the team that have been blogged while you are there. This team has some great artists and I highly recommend checking out all the shops!
Thursday, July 24, 2008
1st Place with 40% of the votesand winner of "Leather Victorian Style Jewelry Box" Heterodyne with Kaleidoscope of Science
Second Place with 28.24% of the votes and winner of "Gear Up For Coffee - Steamy Cup Sleeve" WinonaCookie with The Time Machine
Congratulations to the winners!!! I can't wait for the next challenge!!
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Friday, July 11, 2008
Voting for the challenge is now open. Go here http://etsysteamteam.com/polls/index.php?sid=58414 to vote.
This piece can be found in my etsy shop (http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=13276276) and is for sale.
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
And then go to the EAST blog page at http://earthpathartisans.blogspot.com/ to vote for your favorite piece.
Here are some pictures of my entry:
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Sunday, June 29, 2008
I am so tempted to keep this one but I won't. Instead, I am making one just for me. It looks great on the doll though so I KNOW it will look great being worn.
I am also working on this month's challenge project for the etsy Steam Team. The theme this month is Blinded Me With Science. I am waiting for a couple of pieces I have ordered so that I can finish my entry. It will be a lot of fun when it is finished!
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
But it really has been quiet. I've been making new things and doing some really fun trading. We went and saw the balloons launch at the Summer Heat Air Festival this weekend. That was a lot of fun.
Friday, May 23, 2008
We had a great time on the duck tour, walked all over town, saw the Boston Common and the Public Gardens, went to three cemeteries (including two very old ones), had a wonderful dinner at The Cheesecake Factory, saw gorgeous flowers made of glass that you would think were the real thing, and generally just had a really good time.
On Monday I went to Salem and got to meet Tracy (Summersea), Vickie (CreationsbyVickie) and Heather (HeatherFineArt), all of the Earthpath Artisans Street Team on etsy. We gathered at the Witch's Brew Cafe for lunch and then wandered and shopped the stores on Pickering Wharf and other places along the way. I visited the Burying Point and the Witch Trials Memorial as well.
Pictured here are myself (figments), Tracy (Summersea), Vickie (CreationsbyVickie) and Heather (HeatherFineArt), in front of a ship in Salem.
I had such a great time on this trip and hope to be able to do more trips like this soon!
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
The days until I head for Boston and Salem are getting fewer. Two more, in fact! I am getting so excited about this trip. I get to meet all kinds of people that I have been speaking to on-line on etsy, some for close to a year now! So I am figuring out what to bring with me, getting things together to pack and digging out the suitcase. Three days from now I will be in Boston!!!
Monday, April 28, 2008
After the Boomer gathering I will be staying an extra day and meeting with some of my friends from another etsy team, EAST (Earthpath Artisans Street Team). We will be spending the day playing tourist in Salem.
It will be so much fun to meet all these wonderful artists and I am really looking forward to the chance to get away for a few days, meet new people and visit Boston again!
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
"The Creative Glass Guild of Etsy (CGGE) and the etsyBEAD Street Team have joined forces for a creative collaboration challenge. CGGE members have created gorgeous glass cabs, beads, and pendants for etsyBEAD members to turn into beautiful pieces of finished jewelry. These pieces are being donated to the Helping Others Street Team (HOST) in order to raise money for those fellow Etsyians in need."
I created the piece called Pink Catkins seen to the right. It can also be viewed and/or purchased here http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=11193022 .
I had such fun creating this piece using a stunning glass focal by lawatha (www.lawatha.etsy.com). She handpainted this piece with fusible enamels and permanently fused them onto a base of lime green glass. The design will NOT wash or rub off. A silver plated bail is attached. I combined the beautiful focal with beads of new jade and rhodonite on 20” of tiger tail bead cord and added a silver plated tierra cast lead-free pewter leaf and vine clasp.
For more information on HOST please check them out at http://helpingothersstreetteam.blogspot.com/
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
"The resulting ACEO artwork created will be listed with the key words of “ACEO Bounty” in the title (when searching please use quotation marks [“] to ensure the most accurate list of the “ACEO Bounty” items).
The Ultimate “ACEO Bounty” Prize consists of all “ACEO Bounty” listings on Etsy at the closure of the competition.
The Ultimate “ACEO Bounty” Prize will be awarded to the last person to post to the “ACEO Bounty” thread when all other post activity ceases for a period of 24 hours …or such time as the Participating Artists choose to end the competition by way of a “Count Down” (see Final Release Clauses)."
You can find more information on this challenge here:
This sounds like a lot of fun. I have issued a challenge to create a depiction of Light vs Dark. It can be in any medium and any context so I am looking forward to seeing what people come up with. I think I am also going to try my hand at making some ACEOs for this challenge.
*ACEO stands for "Art Cards, Editions & Originals". They are miniature works of art with one main rule, they always measure 2.5" x 3.5". They are an inexpensive way to buy original or limited edition art.
Some of my pieces will be for sale in Indianapolis on April 26 at the Bead Bonanza at the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art in Indianapolis. Chic Velazco (creator of Chic Beads, many of which I have used in my pieces) will be there selling her work and has graciously offered to include some of my pieces which use her beads. I am very excited about this opportunity to get my work seen!
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
I have been trying to decide whether or not to narrow my jewelry style down. I love doing the beads but just haven't come up with any ideas I like of late. I have so much more fun with the steampunk, vintage and filigree pieces so I am thinking about focusing on those, as well as the 3d artwork (shadowboxes, nichos, assemblages and ACEOs). I still haven't quite decided but it is definitely something I will be pondering in the coming days, perhaps even weeks.
I have posted pics of several of my pieces just below the About Me section.
If anyone has any thoughts on this topic, please feel free to leave a comment.
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