All the cute and the precious have been found. All the kitties and puppies have homes. The candy colored, the eco-friendly, the hipsters of the handmade are all duly covered elsewhere. Here I will find the slightly odd, the darkly beautiful, the elegant and steamy pieces of goodness. I am very particular in my tastes and though I promise you that I will share nothing but the most intriguing of my discoveries, you may not always like them. I must also confess that I have no real artistic nor fashion background to base my finds upon. These are simply discoveries dug up from the depths of etsy or perhaps elsewhere, brushed off and presented for your approval.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Hand Pierced

Sheet Of Silver
1. Silver Redspot Sawtooth Butterfly Ring - poppetandpinch
2. Laura Pendant - emmelinestudio
3. Pocket Watch Necklace - skadijewellery
4. Lovely blue zircon and sterling silver ring - Gracebourne
I was checking out those fresh new faces that had added my etsy shop to their favorites when I found one to add to mine. Then I further stalked their favorite list and what do you know? They unwittingly created a whole feature. So thanks for taking the legwork out of today's choices Gracebourne!

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Thursday, February 25, 2010


1. Custom hand-stitched silk brocade corset - opioid
2. Rock My World Tribal Jewel Necklace - Vernacularculture
3. Sassafrass - eidialush
4. Parabola - Reclaimed Wood/Brass hair stick - asteriskandampersand
Sure, my idea of fashion may not jive with yours, but I find all these pieces to be striking and worth a second look. I mean, look at those shoes and the deadly necklace, plus the pictures are great. Someday these things just pick themselves.

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

What A Man

A Mighty Good Man
1. GEOTRONICS 2 handmade watch customize watch - revolt70
2. Gentlemen's Latex Discreet Holster Bag - lickorishlatex
3. Rivet Ring - contraptions
4. Copper Gear Ring - reaver
Thought it was time for a little move for the men. Though I want more than one of those watches...many more. Oh, and that rivet ring too...so I guess again it's not just for the men.

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Tuesday, February 23, 2010


Wrapping Round And Round
1. Smoke and Mirrors - jvdarcy
2. Passage Necklace no. 192 Unseelie - sojourncuriosities
3. WATCH BRACELET - Gunmetal and antiqued Metal Beads - CatherinetteRings
4. Renaissance Necklace - Colettesboutique
I've been doing a bit of twisting with metal lately and just when I thought I was getting it, I see this stuff. Yeah, I have no idea what I'm doing. Luckily these people apparently do.
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Monday, February 22, 2010

The Sky Is Falling

The Parasols Are Opening
1. Music You've Never Heard - stilettoheights
2. SYLVIA art reproduction - serpentes
3. Weathered 11x14 Archival Print - razorberries
4. Victorian Vixen 5x7 limited edition fox art print - meredithdillman
It is very difficult to not let things like the weather influence my picks here. So, why bother. It's raining, I'm busting out with parasol art...imagine what you'll see if the sun every gets it's day.

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Friday, February 19, 2010


A Little Bit of Useful
1. Spinning Steampunk Gear Button - treasurecast
2. Mini Steampunk Tweed Zippered Wallet with Black Stenciled Gears - inkstrand
3. Nocturnal Time Piece - Whystler
4. Get In Gear - stone tile coaster set - thepaintedlily
Thought I'd post a few things that you can actually use. A coin purse, a button...that spins, coasters and I'm admittingly stretching a bit with the nocturnal time piece, but it too has a use. So perhaps not completely practical, but they're all very nice to look at so either way.

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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Steam Heat

Super Sexy Steam...Punk
1. Steampunk Aristocrat Tailed Bodice - taeliac
2. STEAMPUNK-VICTORIAN Shirt-SHRUG - blackmirrordesign
3. Luscious Chocolate Steampunk Tapestry Jacket - TatteredCouture
4. DEVONSHIRE high-waist modern bustle in wool suiting - TatterdemalionDesign
I busted out with some old and new favorites to create this mix of steampunk fashions. I love both the cropped jacket and short bustle skirt far more than my budget thinks I should. That always seems to be the case though, doesn't it?

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Down The Rabbit Hole

Again1. Singing Red Rose Number 003 - geekdetails
2. Alice in Wonderland Set-- FOUR Contemporary Folk Art Dolls - cartbeforethehorse
3. Lady Hatter, 8.5 x 11 Print Digital Illustration - sandragrafik
4. Down the Rabbit Hole-- Pocket watch Pendant and Chain - BuyMyCrap
Okay, I know this is a little candy colored, but if you follow my work anywhere else, you know I've developed a wee addiction with all things Alice. I blame Tim Burton. It really is okay though because this gave me a chance to share a few pieces from artists who might not otherwise have graced these pages...it's the colors.

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Eirik Aswang

How Come No One Told Me
1. OMGoth Bat choker
2. Charlotte Mini posture collar
3. Charlotte
4. BALISKOS eye patch
All pieces by EirikAswang
This seems to be happening more and more often. I keep running across small etsy store fronts for designers I've seen elsewhere. When, I wonder, did this trend start? Doesn't matter, now you can get amazing and occasionally affordable pieces from the avant garde like Mr. Aswang here and more importantly, I can feature them, yay!
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Monday, February 15, 2010

Stumbling Towards Steam

Sometimes, I Just Follow A Random Link

Friday, February 12, 2010


The Diversity Of Sculpture
1. Empress Demised - JonathanLeoBrown
2. Satellite Top w/ Stand - hm2jewelry
3. Tooth Fairy Scale - ClaireKinder
4. Miniature equatorial sundial - crquack
I know you might find this hard to believe, but sometimes I lack the words to further describe my finds. Sometimes I think that they speak for themselves. You might have guessed that this is one of those times.

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Thursday, February 11, 2010

No Bones About It

There Are Always More Bones
1. Sterling Silver Pelvic Bone Necklace - EpicBones
2. Black Leg Bone Necklace - TrenchArt
3. Ekho in the Bone - Contemporary Lampwork Bead - MaryLockwood
4. Small Bone Ring - fetishghost
I'm not gonna lie, I would get terribly creeped out working with bones all the time. That being said, I would have owned one of those bone rings long ago had it not been for my ridiculously small fingers. I am as equally impressed with the lampworked bead and the other bone work in metal, not that the real bones aren't awesome...just not on my neck 'kay.
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Wednesday, February 10, 2010


Thank You Twitter
1. The Spaces in Between
2. Winter Rains
3. Riding My Tortoise to the Library
4. Deep Sea

All pieces by Kecky

You see, sometimes all you have to do is follow me on twitter, I check out your shop and there you have it. That's how I discovered Kristen Kemper, the artist behind Kecky here. Of course it helps if you create something incredible, interesting, dark and romantic. I was hooked when I saw the Spaces in Between.

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Tuesday, February 9, 2010


Black, Slinky, Stunning1. one of a kind silk satin neckholder dress with train - ParaNoire
2. Urban cage dress - freyagushi
3. Stunning one of a kind little black cocktail dress - CoutureDivine
Feeling in the mood for a little black. What kind? An incredible little black dress of course.

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Monday, February 8, 2010


There Are More Than Celphalopods Under Water
1. Steam Ichthyosaur - WhiteRavenArts
2. Steampunk Pirates - strangeling
3. Timeless Fish Brooch - genealogy
4. Compass Rose and Steampunk Fish Original Mixed Media Painting - debhillart
Again I must admit a fault on my part. Yes, I was out all Sunday as is our tradition to partake in the yearly celebration of extreme capitalism watching commercials. It was not worth the effort. I hope that you still enjoy this hastily put together celebration of Steampunk in the sea.

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Friday, February 5, 2010


Time For Another Catch All
1. NO FEAR OF FLYING --- Steampunk Art Print - RusticGoth
2. Large Guest Book .Moss Green - GILDBookbinders
3. Steampunk Ray Gun (Boaznig Fat Boy) - RexBenson
4. TIME MACHINE 02 - ArquebusStudios
Forgive me. I have had a headache most of the day, so I decided to simply group together some already found pieces that had a similar color scheme rather than come up with a theme. They are all great pieces, so I hope you don't mind.
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Thursday, February 4, 2010

Be Still My Heart

This Could Be Love
1. Tick Tock Clockwork Heart Necklace - RareEarth
2. Erzulie Voodoo Heart Dark Circus Black and White Striped Circle Skirt - VooDooLounge
3. Cardio, cap sleeve top with tattoo inspired heart design - BitchCraft
4. The Heart of Invention - indigolights
Am I a hopeless Romantic? Not really. I do, however love a little romance in my art, my jewelry, my clothing, etc. I like it dark, beautiful and ever so slightly morbid. You?
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Wednesday, February 3, 2010


Yep, They're Back...The Cephalopod Menace1. The Ascension - schin
2. Master of Disguise OOAK - OctopusMe
3. Steampunk Cuttlefish Necklace - noadi
4. The Rescue open edition - ettadiem
I know you have missed the embrace of the tentacled wonders. Here are a few to hold you over until next time...because you know they will be back. Oh, yes they will.

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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Jason Brammer

Well, You Have My Attention Mr. Brammer1. Original Mixed Media Painting - Time Machine XLIII
2. Original Painting on Paper - Untitled (Tentacles Over Water)
3. Original Painting on Paper - Untitled (Hovering Alien Machinery)
4. Original Mixed Media Painting - Time Box X
All pieces by jasonbrammer

I was looking for some painting and I just kept clicking on this fellows art...not intentionally, but my eye kept getting drawn back into his shop. Just fabulous stuff really and I can't believe it took me this long to find him. Go look in the shop for more amazing steamy, bizarre and captivating pieces.

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Monday, February 1, 2010


Red and Black and Sultry All Over
1. Gothic Pendant with Cherry Red Garnets - BlackMollyBling
2. Black and Red Satin brocade Cincher-Made to Order - decadentdesignz
3. The Forbidden Boudoir - Evening Wine Satin Garter - ForbiddenBoudoir
4. Pyramid Treasure - Red Garnet and Sapphire Ring - 360Jewels
These poor picks have been sitting in my favs for far too long awaiting their feature. I don't know why I haven't realized that they were ready until now, but here they are. Garnet beauties, sultry and savage.
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