12.21.2012

Support Small Business!

Small Business Spotlight!

TimeWatch

TimeWatch is a popular European company that specializes in Steampunk Jewelry. Using antique, vintage and contemporary clock parts, keys and trinkets to make unique pieces. Having art in your home is one thing but being able to wear it, to make it a part of you is something else entirely.  If you're sick of the same ol' same ol' you really should try branching out and putting on something completely different! TimeWatch is a perfect place to start! 



12.19.2012

Featured~ Flora Beauty Real Flower Jewelry


Real flower ring, Dried Pressed Flower, Real flower Jewelry, Vintage flower ring, Flowers in Eco Resin, teamhandmadeMiss Mirjam's deep love of nature was passed to her from her mother. That beauty, care and respect has been brought delicately into her amazing work.  Her pieces are made from plants that she carefully picks, presses and dries herself. I love her style. Some of her pieces are funky and bright, others deep and darker, romantic, cottage chic and just absolutely beautiful. Mirjam really captures the beauty of nature. And she is so incredibly affordable! Great for gifts! You honestly can't go wrong with Flora Beauty©!!

 http://www.etsy.com/shop/FloraBeauty

PS. She is also running a Holiday special so hurry over to check it out!!! 

12.17.2012

Small Business Spotlight- Corset Patterns and more!


Atelier Sylphe Corsetry by miss Joelle has absolutely phenomenal work! On etsy she sells corset patterns that are to die for. If you are a purist/traditionalist I would never go anywhere else to find true corset patterns. She uses actual antique styles and adds romantic and unique flare!
She also sells her studio sample corsets, neck corset patterns, boning hoops skirts, shoulder and bustles in boning, supplies and other creative accessories. She is beautiful and brilliant and most highly recommended indeed!
Ref Y pattern drafted from antique early XXe century S curve Edwardian corset, 18 inches small waist size
http://www.etsy.com/shop/AtelierSylphecorsets

Live Steamy also follows her on facebook and thinks you should too!
www.facebook.com/ateliersylphe.corsets
www.facebook.com/pages/Atelier-Sylphe-Corsets/201133883253686
www.facebook.com/pages/Atelier-Sylphe-Patterns/113122875457843

Banner Credit:
 Photographe : Yann Malotti (www.yann-malotti.com/)
Modèle : Bélinda Bourgeois ( www.belindabourgeois05.book.fr/)

12.12.2012

Machinator Chaos is a wonderful wonderful shop!

Hey Steamy fiends I have to apologize for being so absent on my blog. I've been really focused on photo shoots and the etsy store (which has new stuff and gorgeous new product photos so be sure to check it out www.etsy.com/shop/livesteamy ) and I guess the cold really has slowed me down. (I almost typed "slown me down" there, just for a case and point) I know I promised a new small business spotlight everyday until Christmas and I got some really good ones in there! But, alas, I am an optimist not always a realist. You'll just have to forgive me and love me anyway. :D

So picking it up again, here is our small business spotlight!!! (que old fashioned announcing music) PS. Live Steamy cannot be held responsible for whatever sound you just made to yourself!



What first drew me to Machinator Chaos was how unique her items were. This whole vintage, upcycled, pieces and parts style is sweeping the nation and now you can find manufactured vintage/upcycled/pieces&parts wannabes in the craft store. More's the pity. In a way it's great because it gives a lot of creative people things to work with and when you really need a gear or gauge or setting or whatever it's good to know where you can find it without the crazy digging through antique/junk/thrift stores for hours and hours. But that crazy digging, discovering, piecing together that is where the true magic of this genre is at! And I believe that Machinator Chaos has the crazy awesome magic touch in spades.
Neo Victorian Watch Case Necklace IINeo Victorian Watch Case NecklaceIndustrial D Ring and Washer Necklace
Please help Live Steamy in supporting this amazing artist. View her items, let her know what you like, share her shop with your friends and groups and shop small this holiday season and all throughout the year.
http://www.etsy.com/shop/MachinatorChaos

12.07.2012

Small Business Christmas Special Spotlight

When you buy from small businesses you are supporting a lasting and stable economy right here at home. You can be sure that you're money is well spent and going to increasing someone's health and happiness and not just pouring into ever deepening pockets of corporations. This holiday season buy your gifts from local businesses, artists,




The MUSE Tooled Leather Wide Mahogany Violin F-holes Belt Miss Tiffany has to be one of my favorite crafters. I am obsessed with this piece <----. How gorgeous is that?!? I melt every time I look at it.

Contrived to Charm has incredibly unique pieces and absolutely stunning craftsmanship. I recommend them to any and every one!!