Monday, April 10, 2017
Friday, March 24, 2017
I just wanted to share one of my latest pieces. I made this with the intentions of creating a "hat adornment" (pin). But I also don't see why it can't be a brooch as well.
Saturday, March 18, 2017
Once in a while I'll get some nice surprises with requests from customers who have purchased jewelry items from me. It may be a few years ago since their last purchase, and I'm grateful, I'm glad they still come back. And I'm always happy to hear from them! A customer recently commented, "I don't see butterfly pieces anymore on your shop". Sometimes trends come and go. So I thought, "Maybe the butterfly is making a come back this season?". And this is what happened...
A reminder as to how cool Captain Nemo's Automobile was in the movie "The League of Extraordinary Men" (2003). I totally fell in love with the fancy filigree detailing on this car. Seeing this design really had an impact on me in my own Steampunk Jewelry design. The design was visually impressive with incredibly fine filigree embellishments like a piece of art.
Friday, March 17, 2017
So I have this friend who is an aspiring film maker. He asked me if I could design something using a computer thumb drive. He kind of explained that he wanted the design to be sort of "Steampunk/Gothic" with a "Futuristic" touch? This is what happens when you give me a thumb drive...and a design challenge!
Thursday, March 16, 2017
You gotta copyright everything nowadays. To my surprise, while wanting to customize a t-shirt from spreadshirt.com site, I find an image on a t-shirt! SOMEONE STOLE MY IMAGE and made it into a graphic. People can buy this graphic and use to create their own t-shirt! I was shocked. Good news: I pursued and alerted spreadshirt.com on this infringement. Spreadshirt.com quickly took it off their site, apologized and alerted the culprit. It was so obvious that the image was mine.!
So this happened a while ago, and I was recently reminded on how crazy this is. Someone took an image of a piece I made (clockworks brooch) and made it part of his Steampunk Tattoo collage! So, technically, my work lives forever on someone's body...forever too on the internet. Wow.
Simply amazing Steampunk apparel for both men and women! "The Violet Vixen" is a new find for me that features both men and women Steampunk apparel. Too cool for school! Corset-styles for men? CRAZY!!! Here's just a few pics but click the link to see much more!
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Hello everyone! It's been FOUR YEARS since last posting to my blog. Life as it is has taken me to some ups and downs, and I am happy to say that things are looking better. Long story short...I see a light at the end of the tunnel. Wowza! What a difference these past few years have been. But I still hold steadfast in my celebrating all things "Steampunk"! I've been experimenting with different design styles and discontinued some old ways of constructing my pieces. I've been designing since the late 1980's but have really focused on the Neo-Victorian, Sci-fi genre we all know as Steampunk. Let me dust things off and clean up this blog space, and I'll be back to share more stuff with you real soon!