Wednesday, July 30, 2008


If you haven't noticed, I have gotten more and more into the steampunk style with my pieces and my etsy/blog banner. My banner was done by TheOrangeNinja of etsy and I love it!!!

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
Vernian Process
Neverwas Haul
Abney Park

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

I've Been Blogged!!!

I am featured on the etsy Steam Team blog this week

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

Blinded Me with Science Winners Announced

The etsy SteamTeam's Blinded Me With Science challenge winners have been announced!

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

Gypsy Challenge Winners

The votes have been tallied in the EAST Gypsy Challenge. Check here for full details on the winners:

Yours truly came in 4th with 13 votes!!!!!

Friday, July 11, 2008

More Challenges

I just completed another challenge piece, this one for the Etsy Steam Team. The challenge is Blinded me with Science.

Voting for the challenge is now open. Go here to vote.

This piece can be found in my etsy shop ( and is for sale.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Challenge Entry

I belong to etsy's Earthpath Artisans Street Team (EAST). We are having a Gypsy Design Challenge. Team members have taken their interpretation of what the word "Gypsy" conjures up for them, and created new pieces in a variety of media. All the entires are now in and voting is open. Please take a minute and view the entries here:

And then go to the EAST blog page at to vote for your favorite piece.

Here are some pictures of my entry:

You don't HAVE to vote for me but I'd sure appreciate it if you did!

Thanks for looking!!!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Big 4th of July Sale

In honor of the 4th of July I am having a special sale in my etsy store. It runs from July 1-6. Buy any item priced at or above $30 and choose any item priced at or below $15 for free!! Please indicate your second item in Notes to Seller and wait for a revised invoice. What a great way to celebrate the birth of the USA and to get some great pieces of my work at great prices!