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.

Monday, August 31, 2009


Slow And Steady Wins The Race1. Steampunk Snail OOAK Sculpture No. 1 - UnderlandArt
2. Sarah and Her Steamsnail - Print - WinonaCookie
3. PRINT-DO NOT CRUSH-Gothic Fairy Art-Fantasy Valentine Snail - gossamerfaery
4. Earth Angels 4x6 Photomontage Print - jmulcahy
My daughter loves snails. One day she collected dozens upon dozen of them in a toy wheel barrow...I won't ever forget that sight. Anyway, here are some lovely steamy, gothy, victorian ones that shall not disturb your garden. Instead they shall enhance your decor.

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Friday, August 28, 2009


2. Galactic Clockwork - NikiFisk
3. Steampunk Unisex Kinetic Sprocket Gears Ring - moonlightbeadworks
4. Kinetic Wall Art - Gears - Whystler
Sure, pretty is nice, but make it move and I'll be happy for hours. Wall sculptures that beg to be touched and fiddled with and jewelry that will keep your hands busy when boredom sets in. Is there anything better?

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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Brass Ring

Time to grab the brass one...any one know what that even means?1. Multicolor Dial Copper and Brass Watch Wristwatch - kapadesigns
4. small brassy loop and hoops - victoriaaltepeter
Honestly, I'm a silver gal myself, but I do like the look of a nice antiqued brass. I know lots of folk love the look too, so here you are. It was hard to avoid the standard brass stampings, but I gave it a go. I know, one of these is, but it was so much more creative than the standard pieces that it caught my attention anyway.

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009


What wondrous pieces this Lisa Snellings makes!1. AMELIA'S SKIES 5/50
All pieces by
Strangestudios - Lisa Snellings
Again, I discover an artist that causes my ability to choose just one, to fail. I saw Amelia first and was absolutely enamored with the her upturned face. Then I explored further and found the rats and other amazing pieces equally as inspiring. So here we are with another artist that you must simply explore further. Enjoy!

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

The Top

You know where the top is, yeah, these are way over it.1. Tortoise Dress Costume - Couturedesigner
2. Autumn Pixie - Fall-en Fairy Dress - Deconstructress
3. Blood Countess Art Dress Recycled Leather Gloves - Toolgrrl
4. Moist Mother Earth - TheFaerieMarket
Somewhere between couture, costume and art, there exists these over the top gowns. Sure, you can wear them, but they would be just at home in an over sized glass museum case. Really, that's all I can say...just marvel at your leisure.

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Monday, August 24, 2009

The Winners Are...

First, thank you all for entering, tweeting, blogging and following. I certainly hope that many of you will stick around once the free stuff is all gone to see the finds and visit the artisans featured here.

The winners were chosen using the fancy random number generator at Random.Org. Pulled from the first prize to the last. I will be contacting each of the winners today to get address information, but if you see your name here first, fell free to send me the info to the email in my profile.

So without further ado...the winners:

1. Christian - SteamPunk Key Pendant by Aranel
2. heidi.a.wolff - Absinthe Magnet by WinonaCookie
3. Elina - Leather Circlet Crown by Tom Banwell
4. k8et - $30 Gift Certificate to Adornments For Tarts by Choklit
5. Alice - Scotch Liquor Label Necklace by BellaLili
6. ghostgirl - Gear Necklace by Zkitten
7. ANightGirl - Custom Drawstring Bustle Skirt by Crescentwench

Congrats All!!!

The prizes will be sent by the wonderful artisans who made them. Please visit their shops, if you haven't yet and stay tuned for more finds starting again tomorrow.

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Saturday, August 22, 2009


The Great Wunderkammer Giveaway is OVER!

Thank you to everyone who entered, all 158 of you. The winners will be chosen soon and announced on Monday. Good luck!

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Friday, August 21, 2009

The Great Wunderkammer Giveaway

This is it people, the final day to enter
The Great Wunderkammer Giveaway.
The Results will be announced on Monday and then I shall return to the usual Monday through Friday finds that I hope you love. Here's one last look at the prizes you can win.
Good luck everyone!
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Thursday, August 20, 2009


In Your Bustle
1. Victorian Latex Outfit - NimuesLatex
2. Celestina Victorian Bustle Skirt Wedding Gown - Countessa
3. custom Victorian Goth Burlesque Bridal Detachable Bustle Train - BizarreBoudoir
4. THE ZORITA Burlesque Steampunk Deep Red Show Bustle - lovechildboudoir
I actually have a great bustle skirt I got from damselinthisdress, but since I've already featured that beauty and you all seem to love the crescentwench one in the giveaway, I thought I'd find a few more. Do you prefer short and lacy or long latex? Or are you the extra classy train kinda person. Yeah, I like them all too.

Oh, and don't forget to enter the Great Wunderkammer Giveaway below!
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Wednesday, August 19, 2009


Welcome To The Steampunk Monkey Nation1. Sebastian Cluttermuck
2. Obediah Krinklenut
3. Xander Tiberius Crushington
4. Edwina Hornswoggler
Center: Steampunk Monkey Nation
All pieces by Chetart - Chet Phillips
I tried to pick just one of these monkeys to feature, I really did, but it was impossible. Each has such a distinctive personality and there has to be an amazing story behind each one. So I decided instead to feature the entire Steampunk monkey nation. So go check out the rest of the amazing family. I promise they're all as great as the few here.

Oh, and don't forget to enter the Great Wunderkammer Giveaway below!

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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

No Bones About It

Never Really Wanted To See My Own Bone, But These Are Fine1. Zombie Fish Bones Skeleton Bangle Medium Bracelet - ZombieHead
2. Wmns White Racerback Tank Dress feat. Ringen print in Black - JamesAnthony
3. Leave Me Your Ghost - X-ray lightbox - munstre
4. Skeletie. Standard or narrow width black microfiber necktie - toybreaker
I confess, I was inspired my a tank top at Haute Macbre for this post. Yep, I'm a big old copycat, but who doesn't love an artistically depicted set of bones. A few to wear and one of the greatest lights ever. That my friends is a true conversation starter complete with soul.

Oh, and don't forget to enter the Great Wunderkammer Giveaway below!

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Monday, August 17, 2009

Bang, Bang

2. Raygun and Leather Holster in Red - TomBanwell
3. Prometheus Plasma Carbine - tinplatestudios
4. Ray Gun Bronze Pendant - dragonstreasure
It's been a while since I searched for rayguns and boy did I find some great stuff. From guns so well made you wouldn't be surprised if you accidentally shot yourself in the foot to art and even the greatest little raygun pendant. Whether you're a space raider or an airship pirate you know what you really need is a good raygun.

Oh, and don't forget to enter the Great Wunderkammer Giveaway below!

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Saturday, August 15, 2009

There will be fresh finds on Monday. For now, please click to enter

Prize number 6 has been unlocked!

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Friday, August 14, 2009

With Wings

I Have Always Dreamed Of Flying, But Wake With No Wings1. Steampunk Bird Collage Vinyl - singlestonestudio
2. The Dharma Of The Dragonfly - Metallic Photo Art Print 8x10 - karencaseysmith
3. Castle Crow- digital collage/painting - bonheur
4. Crypto-Entomology Art Print by Brian Giberson - The Battlefly Medic - indigolights
I've been saving a couple of these winged beauties for awhile an as I found more I realized that a winged post was in order. Who hasn't dreamed of flying. The question remains, what sort of wings would you like?

Oh, and don't forget to enter the Great Wunderkammer Giveaway below!
The fifth prize has been unlocked!

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Thursday, August 13, 2009


Dark, Romantic and Extremely Decadent1. Sirene Cuffs (Pair) - choklit
2. Midnight Bustle Ensemble - Kambriel
3. Elizabethan Ruff - Ledy in Grey from Stirling Castle - costumerenaissance
4. Constellation Skin v. Dinosaur Sin - ledthread
Black and gray, silk and lace and eye turning jewels. Nothing here is simple nor designed to make you blend into the background. These are extreme designs, elegant, graceful and darkly romantic. Not recommended for the wallflowers amongst you.

Oh, and don't forget to enter the Great Wunderkammer Giveaway below!
The fourth and fifth prizes have been unlocked!

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Cast Silver

Everything is better when it's cast in silver.1. Steampunk Ring - rdotell
2. A shelter for our love RING - senayakin
3. QUEEN of HEARTS - Gothic CHOKER Necklace - 3RexesJewelry
4. Hummingbird Skull Necklace in Solid Sterling Silver - billyblue22
Again, something for every, slightly off taste. I love cast silver, strange lines, bird skulls and well, just strange. I love jewelry that other people are unlikely to have, that isn't mass produced and above all, is silver.

Oh, and don't forget to enter the Great Wunderkammer Giveaway below!
The third prize has been unlocked!

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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Use It

Perhaps not perfectly practical, but useful anyway.1. Steampunk Treasure Trunk - SteampunkSaints
2. Clawdescope - remnants
3. Steampunk Clock and Thermometer - diarmentcreations
4. Elegant work lamp - clearcontrast
Often Steampunk devices only have uses in our fertile imaginations. These pieces have actual uses. A box for storing treasures, a working kaleidoscope for viewing the world from a different perspective. A clock and thermometer and a working lamp. Everything beautiful, different and even a little useful...imagine that.

Oh, and don't forget to enter the Great Wunderkammer Giveaway below!
The second prize has been unlocked!
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Monday, August 10, 2009


Welcome friends and new explorers to the redesigned Wunderkammer. It has a new look, but rest assured, I will continue to showcase the same Steamy, Gothy and different finds.To celebrate the new look, I am proud to present:

The Great Wunderkammer Giveaway!

The Rules:
-Troll though the Wunderkammer's many posts
-Pick your favorite post or featured item and then come back here to this blog post, and leave a comment telling me what it was (if you can't find anything perhaps this giveaway is not for you.)
-Your comment profile must include contact information, if it doesn't be sure to leave a valid email address in your comment or your entry is void.(if I can't tell you that you won, what good is entering)
-This step is mandatory to be entered!!!

But wait there's more

-For an additional entry, simply follow the Wunderkammer (if you already follow the blog, just let me know in your comment)
-For another additional entry, tweet this giveaway, then leave a comment with a link to your tweet (you can follow me on twitter too...if you want)
-Finally for two entries, blog about this giveaway on your own blog, facebook, livejournal, ect. (complete with links and pictures), and come back and leave a link to your post.
-This contest is open to residents of the Earth only, seriously all humans welcome, aliens not so much.
-Contest ends on Friday August 21st. Winners will be chosen by random number generator and announced the following Monday.

Did I say winners... plural? Yes, I did. Here's where this giveaway is a bit different. You see, I always found it a bit anti productive to plug someone else's giveaway thus reducing my chances of winning. What if, however, more entrants meant more prizes? Here's my solution, for every 25 unique individuals(not entries) entering another prize will be added to the list. So if 26 people enter, I will add a second prize, 51 another until all seven prizes are unlocked.

Now the prizes all graciously donated by featured Artisans:
Prize 1:SteamPunk Key Pendant by Aranel

Prize 2:Absinthe Magnet by WinonaCookie

Prize 3:Leather Circlet Crown by Tom Banwell

Prize 4:$30 Gift Certificate to Adornments For Tarts by Choklit

Prize 5:Scotch Liquor Label Necklace by BellaLili

Prize 6:
Gear Necklace by Zkitten

Prize7:Custom Drawstring Bustle Skirt by Crescentwench

Remember each prize is only available once we reach the right amount of entrants. So get commenting and spreading the word about the Great Wunderkammer Giveaway and our different discoveries.

Also a huge thank you to Sarah of IndustrialFairyTale for the amazing blog makeover. Be sure to stop by her etsy shop as well for amazing art and jewelry.

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Friday, August 7, 2009

Steamed Art

So Much Art, So Little Time1. We will find a way in time Fantasy art print - zerick
2. Mechanic 8.5in x 11in - squidsink
3. Jane, limited edition print - JVanHulle
Today's mix of Steampunk art includes a couple nice fairies and a pair of mechanically minded folks. It is amazing how many genres mix so well with the steam to form unique and gorgeous pieces of art. I shall now shut up and let the art speak for itself.

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Thursday, August 6, 2009

Jacket Required

I Know It's Hot Outside, But The Cool Cometh1. black layce and black leather steampunk shrug bolero - OblivionClothing
2. PIRATE -STEAMPUNK JACKET - blackmirrordesign
3. Luxuria - Bolero jacket, striped pattern, lace cuffs - Peccatus
4. Steampunk Gothic Victorian Circus Striped Beetlejuice Puff Sleeve Shrug - VoodooLounge
Whatever your personal alternative fashion bent is, there's a shrug, bolero or jacket out there for you. Short and black gothiness, latex goddess, steampunk pirate or striped circus grandeur, I found them all. If it's just heating up where you live or cooling done, dress it up.

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Wednesday, August 5, 2009


They're Back, Our Robot Friends1. Ladies Mechanical Companion Boxed Set - toenolla
2. CUSTOM Robot Smash Shirt - raygunrobyn
3. Print (Robot), And The Time Has Come - bristlesandnibs
4. RoboMonkey - blackmojoart
Oh, will I ever run out of robots to feature? I imagine not as each time I search there are dozens more that catch my eye. Cute and steampunk, frightening overlords and beautiful art everywhere I look. Today I found the most creative pendant set, really you must go look at the whole set. One of many creative and quirky shirts from raygunrobyn, a beautiful and subtle piece of art and just because, a robomonkey. The kids all love robots and monkeys right?

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Tuesday, August 4, 2009


Some Things Just Stick With You
1. Flying Clockwork Koi - zkitten
2. The Lion's Golden Eye - OrpheusAlchemy
3. wormbaby sculpture - ArtAkimbo
4. Queen Magdalene Taxidermy Ermine Insect Garden Diorama - lovedtodeath
Again, I present a collection of odd and wondrous things that I had saved without a proper theme. Assemblage jewelry done the right way, with unique components and a bold look. A monocle by the amazingly talented Holly of OrpheusAlchemy. A disturbing yet hard to ignore statue that feels all Alice in Wonderland to me. Finally another piece from the lovedtodeath collection complete with real bugs, gorgeous and just a smidge morbid. Bet you won't forget them either.

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Monday, August 3, 2009


Odd and Alien, Capturing Our Imagination1. Giraffe Weevil plush soft sculpture - weirdbuglady
2. Clockwork Bug Pin - jfarrisfromtheheart
3. Bug Monster Print - Wings 02 - hitchcocksatterlee
4. Velvet Luna Moth Brooch - ratsliveonnoevilstar
We love insects at our house and have become quite the amateur entomologists, looking up all the facts we haven't already digested. They are amazing, fascinating and clearly they inspire art. Looking though the insect listing means trudging through the same amount of assemblage jewelry as an octopus search, but if you're careful you will come out amazed. Anatomically correct plushes, creative sculptures, bizarre art and the occasional piece of gorgeous jewelry.

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