Now THAT is a cog and gear steampunk statement necklace. Fit for the most regal of steampunk princesses! With lots of sparkle, and tons of Neo-Victorian Gothic swagger.
I am pretty sure I just fell in love with this armored dress. Look at the detail isn't it AMAZING! The fluted collar is probably my favorite part. But the detailing on the under skirt intimating Shantung silk is stunning as well. I studied metal smithing for several years. So the amount of work that I know went into it makes my arms ache just looking at it. Of course I can't find any information about it other than just the picture. So feel free to post in the comment section if you know anything about it. It looks like a Spanish garment, but the armor around it looks British or possibly French. I'm hoping that it doesn't turn out that it was some sort of horrible torture devise. That would make me very sad. So I will stay positive and think of it as some sort of fanciful amazing piece of craftsmanship from a wondrous bygone era.
I found a new movie on Netflix that I am loving A LOT!!! It's called Absentia, and it has all my favorite kinds of spooky! Fairy tale myth brought into the real world, supernatural realm lurking all around us, monsters living just down the street, and cryptozoology . It is just so moody and atmospheric, with well played scare moments. Also, they keep the gore down to a minimum, while useing a lot more of dark things lurking in the corner. It's also one of those movies that sticks with you for days to come. So that when your walking to your car late at night you quicken your pace and look over your shoulder a little bit more. So much fun. And even though I've seen it a couple of times I still can't watch it late at night by myself.
Masquerade balls of the Victorian era inspired this necklace. A room thick with anticipation and possibilities. Quick stolen glances across a crowded room. Elegant rustling of stiff silk gowns brushing past, and dim romantic candle light making jewels shine wherever one looks. This is what swirled around my head as my hands constructed this piece.
This post on Buzz feed is KILLING ME!!! It's called "24 Fierce Gowns That Scream World Domination" the gowns are AMAZING, but the comments above them are even better. Here is their caption for the gown in this picture... "It is a Redingote from the 1810’s with the caption “This gown used to be white before I was called into battle and bathed in the blood of my enemies.” So cute!
Here is the other gown that I am completely in love with. It's a Worth tea gown from 1895 with the caption, “I can’t hear you over the sound of the patriarchy collapsing.” Teeee Heeee... yep that seems just about right.
If you don't mind I would like to have these shoes in all colors thank you very much. I have no idea who they are by. This is the downfall of pinterest, but I do admire their workmanship and style immensely. They would look absolutely stunning for a Steampunk wedding.
This image has been driving me NUTS!!!! I can't for the life of me remember what it is based on, and I absolutely love the original, and the Wonder Woman version. I know I studied it in Art History class and made sure to make a note of it when I did because I loved it so much. Also, I believe I saw the original in the Louvre the last time I was in Paris. But I just can't come up with it's title. I think it has something to do with the runner at Delphi, or Nike at rest. I'm pretty sure it a Raphaelite image of a Greek goddess, and Google is really letting me down on this one. I guess I'm just going to have to dig out my art history books. In any case it's adorable, and I just love it.
I know I say this every time, but this is my new favorite tiara. I suppose in order to finish them I have to be in love with all of them enough to push through to see what they will look like when they are done. But this really is my new favorite tiara. I fashioned it after a princess tiara in a book I had as a little girl. But of course anything coming out of these hands always gets a gothic or neo- Victorian Steampunk flare to it.
Did you know that I make cards too? It's true! I do! I just never think to actually make them for my shop. But that changed when a friend of mine gave me my first card commission today. She needs a pack of mini cards and envelopes to hold little business cards, and receipts for her business Nacreous Alchemy. I just love the design I came up with for her. And more importantly so does she. So it's off to fold, and cut, and fold, and cut, and fold again for this evening to get them ready for her.
EJPcreations is a mad scientist of a woman specializing in creating tiaras, necklaces, and fascinators, with a noir, and gothic flair. All adornments have a hint of vampire elegance, a dash of Steampunk bravado, and plenty of Neo-Victorian sensibilities.
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