Hello everybody! I back with a new piece! A steampunk “clockwork” fashion necklace with movable handcrafted clock hands made by your’s truly! This unique piece is handcrafted from clay, brass wire, glass beads, and includes a 16 inch brass – colored chain and lobster claw clasp. This is a “one of a kind” original piece of art entitled “Clockwork Sweetheart,” that adds class, sass, and flair!
I am extremely excited about this Art/fashion piece and finding it a new home! If you are interested please check out my Etsy shop! This link will bring you directly to it!
For Purchase details please visit: https://www.etsy.com/shop/ThissideoftheSeaside
* “Clockwork Sweetheart” is intended to be an art/fashion piece, and is not an actual functioning clock/watch or time-telling device.
I came across one of my old performance CD’s and decided it was time to relive one of my favorite songs “Glitter in The Air” by P!NK…and video it, haha. I hope you guys enjoy! let me know what you think!
Wild peppers growing in my grandparents pasture. Love the clash of red against the brilliant green and rustic old west wood fence.
Another design I’ve finished called “The Victorian Sea Gem.” Victorian Style is making a comeback everyone, and I must say I have always been partial to that era myself 😉
This piece is done in the tradition Victorian draped chain style, with the chain in a matalic coal color to accentuate the vivid color of the authentic seashell found by myself while beach combing.The shell is accompanied by two pearlized chandelier teardrops, and two authentic pieces of rounded green malachite. To enhance the wild sea-life feeling, the seashell has been connected to the chain by two authentic matalic coal colored barrel swivels and safety clamps (items used for attaching lures and bobbers to fishing line). What else would a Victorian Mermaid make her jewelry from? she’s gotta be resourceful!
This mermaid piece has created quite a stir…I have several orders in the making! Each piece is original and unique because I use authentic items from the sea. Each shell has it’s own story to tell! It is time consuming because I am very selective of the shells, and makings I use. I have to make sure this piece tells the story it was intended to, as art should!
all original pieces will be signed by the artist.
A recent design I had finished called “The Seashore Sweetheart.” This necklace combines the feminine nature as well as the wild adventuring side to us ladies. Complete with crab-claw clasp, linked mauve chain, pink faux pearls, pink shear bow, and a black bivalve seashell found by myself while beach combing. This is the authentic hand-crafted piece for any seafaring lady, beach lover, family Bar-B-Q by the pool socialite, or if you just think it’s cute and would like to wear it! Even if you’re as far from the shore as possible, all the more reason to bring a little of the sea-life into you’re life!
all originals are signed by the artist.
Finally! My Third and last post of Photography in The Big City of New York! I got some great shots of amazing pieces of history in the infamous Metropolitan Museum, which was probably my favorite part of “touring” Manhattan. When it comes to History of art and Culture I get really excited! The first exhibit we came to was actually the early Irish/ Celtic peoples, which I particularly found interesting since that is my family’s heritage. Someday I will defiantly have to return to New York just to take my time going through that museum. It is so HUGE! We didn’t even get to travel through a third of it before I had to leave for rehearsal, and trust me, I could spend FOREVER in a museum. Just give me a sleeping bag and I could live in there 🙂
In other news, I have always wanted to do a photobomb on completely random strangers. Those of you who are unaware of what a photobomb is; it is the internet slang for spontaneously jumping into a photograph intended for other people.
My victims: A lovely Asian Family
It was too late before they noticed me peeking over their heads, the photograph was already taken, and Ironically they were really, really excited about it. Afterwards I explained and introduced myself, and once they learned I was performing Brahms Requiem at Carnegie Hall they treated me like a celebrity! They were very familiar with the Requiem and with Carnegie, and it made me so happy to see people so appreciative of the power of music!
They asked to take a regular photograph with me, of course I said yes (excited that they wanted to), and the day continued!
More photos of my adventures are on here as well, but most definitely that was the highlights out of my day!
Enjoy and let me know what ya think!
A few photos I took out at my grandparents home in the country. Eerily beautiful…
If you have seen my Photography I assume you have noticed I am quite fond of the outdoors. However, despite the time i spend outside, I am naturally very fair skinned, being the Victorian Girl that I am 😉 (I should start carrying a parasol around with me). Usually upon doing any activity that requires extensive time outside I will wear sunscreen, however I cannot stand the smell of sunscreen, nor do I like the feel of it on my body. So yesterday I went out for a bit to relax before studying for my finals, and in the midst of enjoying the sunshine, I somehow fell asleep in the grass, on my tummy. The following day upon walking past my mirror in my birthday suit, I noticed that somehow I was wearing burlesque stockings that I did not put on. After taking a double take and touching the tights, I in fact realized that the burlesque tights were my tanned, and sun burnt skin. Of all my unusual sunburns I believe this was the most creative. (btw, I was wearing shorts when I got the tan). Now for my next artistic venture I will cut out little bows on adhesive paper, place them right along my tan line, and lay out in the sun once again. If anyone asks, they will be told that the entire endeavor was planned…
She waits elegantly for an unsuspecting victim… a deadly surprise!
A piece I just finished this moment called “Rosebud Lips.” Done in pencil and watercolor.