Monday, August 24, 2009

Who loves MiniMonster? I do!

If you don't know this seller yet you should especially if you have little mini-monsters running about.
This post has taken me too long in the making so with out further ado here's some of the amazing things that Kieutiepie got for Solace with the generosity of Connie "the head Monster" of Mini Monster on Etsy.

This adorable design is the Baby Girl MiniMonster onsie.

This cute little number is the Green Baby Shoe onsie.

These last two were made by the combined awesomeness of Mini Monster and the art work Kieutiepie! The first three are the art works of Connie and there are several more items I need to show by this super talented Etsyian. So there will be another post so appear sometime in the not so distant future. In the meantime check out her other offerings at Mini

Monday, August 10, 2009


Which also goes by:
Alaska Silver
Albata Metal

Have you seen any of these stamped inside those beautiful silver colored watch cases? Do you know exactly what it is you are getting with this case?

First let me clear up some confusion with the naming convention that are used with some of these cases, these are not comprised of silver and do not contain any silver what so ever the were intended to be a bit misleading but overall describe the color of the case which is silver colored.
The cases are a mixed metal which is commonly know as Nickel silver or German silver and are actually a mix of nickel, copper, manganese alloy, and sometimes zinc. Each case manufacture varied the amounts of these chemical elements slightly and then obtained a patent for their slight variations, thus having different names due to the patent.

Also don't misjudge one of these cases on being compromised by mixed elements as these cases are highly sought after because they are tough to tarnish and scratch, click here for an example of one that was recently sold from my supply shop.

For more information on the history of Nickle Silver see this page on Wikipedia.

Monday, August 3, 2009


Two new items in the shop today! Actually they are slight variations of each other but I'm very pleased to be upping my game as it were with higher quality items. Both of these earrings feature gemstones of the feldspar group of minerals sunstone and moonstone.

Stunning and elegant these earrings have their own story to tell, as they honor the cross culture mythology of butterflies, which are believed to be the souls of the deceased, by having a haunting air of ethereal art nouveau, combined with antique mechanical elements. On top of that these are graced with genuine sunstone gemstones which glitter in celestial brilliance.

The name of these earrings was choosen based on mythology dealing with butterflies click here for a link to a page about it.

Here's what Merriam Webster has to say about the word Revenant:
" * Main Entry: rev·e·nant
* Pronunciation: \ˈre-və-ˌnäⁿ, -nənt\
* Function: noun
* Etymology: French, from present participle of revenir to return
* Date: 1818
: one that returns after death or a long absence"

As you can see this word is from the 1800s to give the earrings that much deserved steampunk flare.