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.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010


Of Time1. Minute hand/Bracelet - labyrinthvintage
2. Mariposa Noir Hair Pick Set Steampunk Accessory - Antickquities
3. Eight Forty in the Evening - Vintage Clock Hand Necklace - acrossthepond
4. Tiara Gothic Neo Victorian- Waltzing Through the Golden Age In Black - EJPcreations
Like gears before them, clock hands seem to be the 'it' jewelry component. Mostly they're just strung on earwires, but I did find a few stretching the imagination a bit more.
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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Chain Letter

It's In The Maille1. Bicycle Chain Bracelet - hourglassproductions
2. Steampunk Neko Collar - NyteSpryte
3. Steampunk Watch Gear Chainmail Necklace - AlternateHistory
4. Jingling Anklet in Argentium Sterling Silver - TwiningVineDesigns
I've been tatting with bells today and that led me to the chainmaille anklet which led me to all these pieces with a bit of a Steampunk edge.

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Monday, June 28, 2010


Your Neck Deserves This1. Victorian Collar - karmelidesigns
2. LADY ADVENTURER - lovechildboudoir
3. Ruff / Ruffle Posture Collar - YouthDiaspora
4. Gothic Victorian steampunk collar with lots of ruffles - hhfashions
Well, your deserves something interesting anyway and there is no shortage of that on the etsy. I lost count of the great pieces I found, so here's just a small selection.
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Friday, June 25, 2010


Brown Or Mocha1. Bathing Nymph Necklace in Lilac and Brown - kneehighsnpigtails
2. Airborn Antique Pin and Bone Ring - fancifuldevices
3. Brown and Brass Steampunk Vintage Button Necklace - calloohcallay
4. Unisex Rubber Industrial Wrap Bracelet/Choker - Mocha - RockLove
I've been working in browns lately. Though I generally prefer black one can hard deny the smooth, warm feeling of living in sepia.
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Thursday, June 24, 2010


Future Past1. Steampunk Futuristic Laser Gun - nomdeplumes
2. Black Faux Leather Jacket- Made to Order - decadentdesignz
3. scavenger's shrug in forest green size small/petite - UrbArchaeology
4. Steampunk Hand held lung powered boiler - WattsIndustries
It's really just a smattering of finds that seem to suggest a most interesting future or past. also, feel free to buy me that jacket.
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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Fable and Fury

What A Lovely Shadow You Have1. Perched Raven - framed raven necklace in black stainless steel
2. H. P. Lovecraft cameo necklace in black finish stainless steel
3. Spade necklace in black finish stainless steel
4. Chelsea - Octopus Girl silhouette necklace in black stainless steel

All pieces by FableAndFury
It really is beyond me how I can miss a seller like this for so long. I mean I know etsy is bursting at the seams, but I should have seen this by now right? Well, it's rectified now and I hope you enjoy it!

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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Fresh Steam

Listed Yesterday1. antiqued sterling silver..STEAMPUNK...small..nose stud - hotwired
2. The Mechanical Scorpio Shears 6x9 giclee - ettadiem
3. Octopus Ring Antique Bronze Plate - billyblue22
4. Steampunk pill bottle pendant - steamworkshop
Or relisted...I really didn't pay that much attention. They're new listings to me, so I'm sharing them with you.
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Monday, June 21, 2010


Just Paper1. clockwork cupcake wrapper on metallic paper x 12 - geekinesis
2. Anything Worth Doing Poster, Steampunk - WaxworkandDaring
3. Steampunk Invitation single - JenniferRodgersArt
4. A Dream Steamboat / Laser-cut Shadow Puppet - IsabellasArt
After going over the top all last week for the Platinum finds, I thought I'd start this week off with a material a little more down to earth, paper. Sure it's cut, printed, shaped and changed by the artists, but it's still paper.

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Friday, June 18, 2010

Catch All

Platinum Week: Day 51. Japanese Chain Maille Bikini in Black Diamond and Red Crystal - venusinchains
2. Ceramic and steel figure sculpture - TMantkus
3. Perelandra - TheFaerieMarket
4. Demon Skull Belt Buckle - BattleHillForge
Well, here we are at the end of platinum week with a smattering of amazing and high end items. I promise next week I'll post some things you might actually be able to afford. For now, you can marvel at these last four finds.
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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Just Haute

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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

One Of A Kind Scuplture

Platinum Week: Day Three1. Recycled Machinery Parts Made Sculpture - proheli
2. Nautilus I - Wall Piece - leviathanarts
3. Warrior Princess Nancy Aline steampunk sculpture - SteamSmithWorks
4. Steampunk Sculpture - Brass Spider - RELIC - CatherinetteRings
Nothing says excessive disposable income like a one of a kind sculpture. Better save your pennies if you've got your eye on any of these pieces to impress your friends though. This level of art does not come cheap.
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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Goth Aristocrat

Platinum Week: Day Two1. VonErickson's Original Coffin Couch - VonErickson
2. The Way - Ancient1
3. Vampire Killing Kit - Antique Style Slayer Kit - ChrisPFlorida
4. Violet- One of a Kind Gothic Lolita Style Porcelain Doll - HerDarkHeart
I'm not certain that any commentary is necessary today. I mean just look at them all, they really are platinum goth.

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Monday, June 14, 2010

High End Steam

Platinum Week: Day One1. The Tell-Tale Heart, a hand-written calligraphy art book - redpumpkinstudio
3. custom artisian oven hood - EmpireIronWorks
4. Sentinel Steampunk helmet, mask and gorget in leather - TomBanwell
This week will be dedicated to those pieces which not only inspire, but also make ones jaw drop and not just with sticker shock. These are the pieces you find when you sort by price high to low and I'll be bringing them to you all week.
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Friday, June 11, 2010


Don't Get Them In A Twist1. Snapdragon Jewel Knickers Apricot Rose - scoundrelle
2. Steamy Striped Knickers - RuffleYourFeathers
3. Long bloomers - Revuevintage
4. Light Brown Striped Steampunk Pants - teatimeinc
Lest you think I have something against pants with all my skirt posts, I thought I'd find some suitably steamy pants. All fun, flirty and totally not a skirt.
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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Message In A Bag

Rather, Just A Messenger Bag1. Serenity Firefly Messenger Bag - raygunrobyn
2. Heart Works Steampunk Foil Print Messenger Bag - VooDooBunny
3. Hand Painted Denim Antique Brown Man's Bag - marionrenee
4. Messenger / 13 inch laptop bag with extra pockets - brown pinstripe - mariforssell
I can't tell you how many themes I went through before I finally settled on messenger bags. The first theme started with the Serenity bag and oddly enough that's where I ended too. Besides, Father's Day is coming up and these would make awesome gifts...or you know you could get one for yourself.
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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

At The End

Of The World1. Wolves in the Cathedral Stoneware Platter or Large Plate - trudalakingglatz
2. Look Me In The Eye - art print - Phaeidra
3. Women's Post Apocalyptic Costume - Ky77yn
4. Ancient Weapon of the future - darrenmayner
Why the heat of the summer finally setting in would have me thinking post apocalyptic, I have no idea? Yet, here we are with weapons, art and clothing fit for the wasteland.
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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Up, Up

And Away1. NewIndustries Light Passenger SteamPunk Airship brooch pin - SteamSmithWorks
2. Dirigable, Aerostat Reveillon, original ink and watercolor - Loyal
3. Steampunk Airship Belt Buckle... - bmused
4. Airship Thunderhead Magnet Set - WhiteRavenArts
It was pointed out to me via email correspondence that I have found very little in the way of dirigibles or machines that actually run on steam. So while I was able to dig up more dirigible art, I need you creators out there to get on the steam power so I can find you.
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Monday, June 7, 2010

June Bride

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Friday, June 4, 2010


Pray1. Luck of the Geisha - tomaramaitra4
2. Manny the Praying Mantis - DiemDesignsJewelry
3. Large Praying Mantis Copper Sculpture - metalbymartin
4. Praying Mantis - Westward - WoebegoneArt
Our first baby mantids hatched out yesterday. So to them I dedicate this post of amazing mantis art.
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Thursday, June 3, 2010


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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Fine Feathered

Necks1. Minimal Latex Feather Neck Corset - collectivechaos
2. Feather collar - MetamorphDK
3. LEXI RAVEN Gothic Victoriana Steampunk Coque Feather Collar - lovechildboudoir
4. Black Coque Feather Collar/Choker - themoonmaiden
I've been working with feathers recently and one thing I am now sure of, the more the better. These lush pieces only work because they are positively dripping with fabulous feathers.
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Tuesday, June 1, 2010


Punk1. Steampunk Climber 8x10 glossy fine art print - lexmachine
2. On The Road Original Dieselpunk Earrings - insectus
3. ISIS II Egyptian Steampunk Noir Silver Earrings - 19Moons
4. Mankind Has No Time Limited Edition Giclee on Rag Paper - ettadiem
Darker and grittier than its steam based cousin, diesel fills a point in time and space that is more post apocalyptic than Neovictorian. Still, then seem to occupy the same landscape coping with the environment in their own way.
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