Colouring Clay

A friend took a trip into Artisans in the Attic this week and she pleasantly took some pics for me, which showed me that my clay pendants were getting low. Which means it’s time to make some more. She mentioned she’d like to see more colourful ones so I obliged! …

Concepts & Clay

I purchased a small fistful of these tiny watch parts one time because I couldn’t help but think they’d make perfect bird heads. Today the muse hit to give it a go! I had a pretty good idea of where I wanted it to go, but first, I traced the …

Antiquing Copper!

Today I’ve been having fun with copper and oxidation. First, I created some earrings out of non-non-tarnish wire (bare copper!). Next, I prepared a solution of Liver of Sulfur and dumped all my shiny pretty earrings into it. They instantly turned black! But that’s OK, that’s the point: Next, I …

Tribal/Steampunk Filigree Pendants

One night while browsing Etsy I discovered that you can get filigree blanks that are much larger than what I normally work with. I simply HAD to have them. I got a nice shipment of various shapes and then went to town with my Gilder’s Paste. This is a waxy …

Steampunk, ever evolving

Every time I pull out the antiqued wire or dig through my box of random metal bits or make another trip to the thrift store jewellery section, I end up moving in a totally new direction than I thought I was going to be going in. I’m certainly not complaining! …

Antiqued Copper

My whole weekend has been consumed by bare copper (weird for me not to use non-tarnish wire!), chasing hammers, sea sediment jasper, liver of sulfur, dremel collets, and the new ceramic tile which I’m really enjoying as a photo background. I’ve never done this before but I LOVE it. Liver of …

Steampunk Clay Pendants

I’ve been sculpting in polymer clay for a long, long time – before there was much online to help folks out. Recently I’ve been digging into it again and loving it! I even signed up for the Metal Clay class at Craftsy.com just today… can’t wait to find some time …

A Spoonful of Ocean

You ever get new materials and then have to wait until you have time to play? And then MORE new materials come in, and you still can’t get to them… and it builds up until you end up combining them all at once into some crazy conglomerate project? Well, that’s …

Cape Breton Beachcombed Necklaces

I haven’t figured out a name for these yet… I just imagined them yesterday. They’re sort of inspired by these windchimes made by the Inverness Beach Gal. These are made of driftwood, coal, beach glass and limestone, all from Cape Breton beaches!

BROOCHES!

For the hundreds of people who have gone away crestfallen over the years… I’ve finally made brooches! These are all I have… when they’re gone, they’re gone! Available exclusively at the Holiday Spirit Fine Craft Market, TOMORROW, Friday, Saturday & Sunday! No time! Setup is in 12 hours! Gotta run!!

Steampunkerflowersisies

In the midst of unbelievable chaos, I managed to complete a last-minute batch of steampunk flower pendants before the CBCCD show in 4 days! I especially love the one with the red/orange leather, below: I had to make some more because I nearly sold out at my last show! These things …

New Rings!

Been making crazy amounts of jewellery these days… Check out how awesome that labradorite is! Finished up a bunch of rings lately, some even with gears and such! Managed to get a few gemstones going as well, although I’m not quite able to identify this one. This rainbow one is …

Crazy New Vintage Steampunk Flower Birchbark Clocky Things

Hoo boy, I love this batch. I had several new sets of components I had wanted to try – enameled flowers I got from an artist on etsy, lacquered birchbark I’d harvested from a friend’s woodpile, skeleton keys my dad salvaged from his basement, and stamped bronze and copper filigree …

Brooches of the Steampunk Variety

For those of you who have asked if I make brooches …. I do now! I know I’ve been inundating you with updates lately, but I can’t help it! I’ve just been so productive and I love to share :)