I jumped on the steampunk bandwagon this week and managed to score a pretty kick-ass octopus pendant. I just listed the final product today in the store: https://www.etsy.com/listing/103558111/octopus-shell-and-pearl-necklace-and
I'm happy enough with it for my first try. I kind of got the look I wanted, but luckily, it was a 2 for 1 sale on big damn octopus pendants. Muahahaha
I also want to mention some new friends of mine that I have recently met in Swapbot. First, is Jenifer, who has an etsy shop located here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/soloflair. Her style is very alternative with a little darkness and a light peppering of steampunkary. She features handmade gauges and accessories, which I love. There really is so little in the way of gauge and extreme ear wear. Shes even been very sweet in answering some of my questions about the rules and supplies allowed to make jewelry like hers. I am all about a crafter willing to share information :) One of my favorites from Soloflair:
Oh man....you killed my sister! Heh...so great...I can see these as Christmas presents. Perfect for my silly family...
Okay, the next shop I want to show you is that of Suzanne from House of Plush http://www.etsy.com/shop/houseofplush
Here its all about cute and kawaii. Don't let the cuteness fool you. It looks all hugs in smiles in plush-land, until I ran into this:
Which made me laugh out loud. One of my favorite items in her shop right now. I really love vulgarity expressed in cross stitch...It just makes me giggle.
She also features stuffies and plushies for the little ones, personalized onsies, brilliant softie toy sets, cutie broaches and pins, and of course, her kick ass and unique embroidery. Personally, my mom would love tea towels with brains on them. They would totally go with her scull pincushion I got her for her birthday last year...Second only to the hedgehog with a retractable tape measure that you pull out of his butt. Brilliant.
Make sure to check these ladies out. They are both very sweet and very talented. Christmas will be here before you know it!!! We need to support handmade. Nowhere else can you find such an awesome variety of original and quirky items. If you don't usually shop handmade, I highly suggest it. Check these girls out, check me out and discover some awesome.