Saturday, October 30, 2010

Of ferris wheels and acrobats

I'm in good company when it comes to having a case of carnival-on-the-brain (which sounds like a medical condition brought about by staring too long at spinning lights on the Tilt-a-Whirl combined with an excessive consumption of cotton candy). My Circus Caravan Cuff was included in two fairground-themed treasuries. In keeping with my last post, there are also a fair amount of stripes to be found too!

In the spirit of the theme, I wanted to highlight the work of Carrie Boucher of Pink Crow Studio who makes wonderful use with the fairground baroque aesthetic in her jewelry. The little star cylinders within the pendants actually move with the wearer.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Stripes, Stripes, & More Stripes

As of late I've been a bit obsessed with stripes. I blame it on being enamored with all things steampunk where stripes, from delicate pinstripes to broad bands of alternating color, seem especially at home. It's a relatively simple pattern but it has a lot of charm. Take for example this amazing bustle jacket, ruffled spats (okay, technically they're herringbone-patterned but they're stripes of a sort), anatomical corset, and spiffy pants.

My own contribution in leather includes a sweet pair of earrings, a festive cuff bracelet, and a specimen charm necklace:
I'm sure the stripe-obsession won't end with these three.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

In the Spirit of Halloween

I decided to try my hand at making a Treasury to highlight some of my favorite dark and autumnal handmade goodies on Etsy (I wish I could have included more items but there is a limit): In the Spirit of Halloween. I like to take any opportunity to revel in some Halloween ambiance. Trick or treat!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Three Treasuries

This seems to be a good week for Treasuries. I just listed my Pennsylvania Wildlife bracelet yesterday and it already has been selected to appear in two zoological-themed Treasuries: one dedicated to deer and the other to turkeys.
My mixed-media piece Osprey Vision is also included in a Treasury related to vision.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Anatomy, Stars, and Feathers

My Anatomical Heart Cuff is currently being featured in a Treasury, the ANATOMY of Etsy, curated by JulieMarieSink:

I've also added two new necklaces to my shop. One has a hint of Native American influence and was inspired by the ghostly white of nocturnal hunters in the branches, while the other is a slightly steampunk, industrial take on a popular sailor's tattoo.

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