Steampunk in the Catskills

This weekend there will be a “Steampunk in the Catskills” event on June 5-7 at the Blackthorne Resort. I will be a vendor there on Saturday selling my handmade steampunk style items of jewelry and magnets. (I will have a verity of other styles as well.) It sounds like it will be an exciting event with a High Tea and a Crocquet game on the lawn. Also a haunted house and hot air balloon rides. There will be live entertainment by Frenchy and the Punk, Prof Mark Donnelly, Jeff Mach and Nicole Oliva. There will also be bird watching hikes and horse drawn carriages on the roadway of the resort.

Steampunk is a style of Victorian 1800s meets the mechanical age, where gentlemen wore top hats, mustaches and driving goggles, and women wore corsets, carried parasols and rallied as suffragettes.

Mechanical gears mixed with technology combined with science fiction and fantasy, sometimes on a dark side of the imagination is where you will find Steampunk.

Lady's Hat

Lady’s Hat

Flying Dragon

Flying Dragon

Gentleman Cat

Gentleman Cat

Advertisements

Steampunk Giveaway HOP

This giveaway is over. Congrats to Ashley S.!

badge_steampunkHOP

Steampunk Giveaway HOP
November 25 – December 1, 2013
hosted by vvb32 reads

Enter to win a Steampunk Locked Journal Pin by ArtsDaughter Jewelry

P1020367

Enter Here:

***Rafflecopter***

Enter the Rafflecopter Giveaway and Hop along to the next giveaway on the list!

*Pin will be mailed via First Class USPS. Only open to US Entries please!*

Powered by Linky Tools

Click here to enter your link and view this Linky Tools list…

My Halloween Pumpkin Pins

Pirate Captain Jack

Pirate Captain Jack

Jack O’ Lantern Pins

This week the pumpkin Jack O’ Lanterns are polymer clay pins that I have made. Each has its own personality. Each appeals to a variety of different people.  Each one is fun in its own way. Halloween is an exciting and fun holiday for everyone, the young and the older child in all of us.

Haunted Jack

Haunted Jack

Steampumkin Jack

Steampumkin Jack

Pumpkin Coach

Pumpkin Coach

Count Jacula

Count Jacula

Steampunkery – The Polymer Clay and Mixed Media Craft Book

My daughter gave me this book for Christmas last year. I love the step by step instructions with pictures for polymer clay and mixed media projects. This book is fun and informative. It is made with sturdy glossy card stock paper, which is nice but makes it hard to keep the book open to the page as you’re following the directions. The pictures are colorful and detailed. There are great projects and ideas for different degrees of abilities for any crafters. The author Christi Friesen is imaginative, creative, talented and funny. There are quirky footnotes and amusing stories throughout the instructions. This book is a lot of fun.

The only problem with the book is that it is coming apart because the card stock pages are not able to bend easy at the binding. The other books by this author (This is the 8th) are made with regular gloss paper and hold together much better and also have beautiful illustrations.

But I give it 4 1/2 suns out of 5.   ☼☼☼☼1/2

Steampunkery book

Steampunkery book

Steampunk Style, What is it?

Steampunk Gentleman

Steampunk Gentleman

Steampunk is a somewhat new style of … well, pretty much anything, from clothing to art, from literature to lifestyles. (Hugo was a very steampunkish movie.)  It’s an imaginative combination of the Victorian era and science-fiction. Its made up of gears, clock works, vintage materials, metallic items, lace and fantasy, whimsy and imagination. Steampunk is adventure and inventions, romantic and unique, imaginative and clever.  These are a couple of my Steampunk jewelry items.

Steampunk Pendant

Steampunk Pendant

This Gentleman is a pin handmade with polymer clay of a Victorian man with mustache, monocle, ascot and top hat.  Very debonaire.

This pendant is a montage of gears, wires and polymer clay and dangles from a bronze link chain.

Steampunk is FUN and Adventurous.