Friday, May 27, 2011

AV Is Back!

Good news!  After a semester of being away, Alternate Visions is back!  All of the hobgoblins have returned (with seriously slashed prices!) and 2 drawings have been re-posted to celebrate Pride. :)  More new work to celebrate Pride and much more is soon to come- so keep your eyes peeled! ;D

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Shop of the Week:

I believe it’s the little things in life make us feel beautiful! And why not add a little flair to spice up your daily life?!? Here you will find a wide variety of Hair Adornments to suit almost any style. Each clip is crafted by me personally and made with fine detail and attention to construction. These are nothing like the hair clips you’ll find in a store and are higher quality with far more personality. I look for the best materials I can find at the best price so I can pass the deal on to my buyers. You will find an array of textures used in each design and though some pieces are produced in two’s or three’s, you’ll also find that I create many one of a kind’s.
As you will see, I try to create many wonderful styles and will periodically make themed clips. If you see a design you like, but it’s missing a little character, feel free to convo me and we can work on creating the perfect accessory for you.
It’s very important to me in knowing that the feathers I buy are cruelty free. I do check my sources the best I can and often.

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Thats exactly what these are! i used 3 large flat washers and wrapped them with 18 gauge red, black, and blue wire. Included are 3 metal skulls.

Chokers fasten with either a toggle clasp or c like style clasp and all this hangs from brass chain links and all measure 18-19 inches in length.

Choose all three or you can also purchase one at a time. If purchasing one at a time, please leave a note in notes to seller as to which one you would like to have sent to you.

If buying all three as gifts, please convo me for price.

thanks for looking in!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

New Apothecary cabinet

Already up for sale, a new Apothecary cabinet for your miniature setting.
As usual, it includes everything you see in the pic, including a metal microscope and a hand sculpted mortar and pestle imitating granite.
Make it yours today!
Only at Kaleidoskopic Romance.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Maker Faire San Mateo!

I will have my new designs this year at the Maker Faire the weekend in San Mateo. this fair is so fun and amazing, totally worth checking out.

Shop of the Week:

Handmade jewelry, decorations and whatever else comes into my weird little mind.
Specializing in gothic, steampunk and spooky themed items.
(But not limited to these themes)
I also sell prints of my photography, emphasizing form and function, especially in nature. I also strive to represent the micro world in macrovision .

***~~~NOTE: Japanese Pendants, to benefit the Red Cross for Japan Relief Fund will be sold until the end of May. These will not be created again AND all proceeds go toward the relief efforts for Japan. Get one now while they are still around and help out a good cause! ~~~***

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Thursday, May 12, 2011

In the Garden

The bracelets have been strung with 18 gage wire. Why is that? its so that it can be adjusted to your size wrist with just a simple squeeze and also the wire makes it more durable and will last for quite a long time!

Earrings are also strung on 18 gauge wire for more durability and strength and hang from hypo allergenic lever backs and measure 4 1/2 inches in length.

If you dont want to buy the set, these pieces can be bought separately. Please convo me for prices on each piece.

Thanks for looking!

Allison and Chuck

looking for fresh brains

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Shop of the Week:

I'm a 27 year old guy just returned to the Land of the Free after a year-long adventure in China. I have degrees in English and music, but no formal art training at all... which is great, because now you know I'm not tainted by all that insider art world convention! My favorite subject to paint is the history of Christian art, warped and turned on its head.

(Fair warning, some images NSFW! ~Static)

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Kaleidoskopic Romance is open!

Hello all!

It is a pleasure for me to announce that Kaleidoskopic Romance is open again, after the long hiatus due to my moving to Europe.

Please excuse the almost empty shop while I begin to craft and fill it up again. As always, feel free to drop me a line if you would like to chat, ask any question or order a custom made item.

I am looking forward to serving you all again. I have missed you.

Friday, May 6, 2011

EDT Application reminder

Just a reminder: We get a LOT of applications to the team. A LOT.

If you haven't received a Welcome notice it...

  1. got sucked into your spam folder (check there first).
  2. it hasn't been 2 to 4 weeks since you applied (votes are once a month).
  3. your shop was turned down at this time.

Woah! Before you get started sending the hate mail!

We have a dozen admin that vote so it is not solely my decision. Also I do not send out rejection letters. Why? Because I got tired of being yelled at. Yes, yelled at. No matter how politely or kindly I phrase the letters. This messenger has been shot enough, thank you kindly.

Here are some reasons why you might not get a Welcome notice...

  • you have less than 4 items in your shop.
  • your shop is too sparkly, sunshine-la-la. Meaning, it is overwhelming not dark. We want to see 60% to 100% dark in nature. The more dark the better so we don't have to worry about your shop turning into rainbow spewing unicorns.
  • you pressed the blue "apply" button on the Etsy team page even though it states twice not to do so and that you should apply through the team application, link below. "Don't press the shiny candy-like button!" (Will anyone get the reference? ;D)
  • your answers on the participation questions of the application were lacking. This is a TEAM, if you don't have time for it then please come back when you do. You don't have to come loaded to the teeth with special skills but we do want people that will participate, help out/promote their fellow team mates, have fun, chat and speak their spooky lil minds.

I'm sure there's more I could add to that but I think that's the major points for now. I'll come back and edit if I think of anything else. If you're reading this looking for the application, and I haven't scared you away yet, here's the link for that:


Happy May! xx ~Static

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Shop of the Week:

Born in Athens, Greece, I gave into my artistic call from a very young age. After studying Theatre, Costume & Stage Design, I passionately indulged myself in designing epoque inspired jewellery and accessories, incorporating little vintage treasures.I adore steampunk and gothic style and I always strive to create one of a kind jewellery and head-wear for those who simply cannot live without a bit of eccentricity in their style.

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Monday, May 2, 2011

I want to do a giveaway, but I need your help ;-}

-Do you adore what you see from my *Sweet & Spooky* hair flower shop?! Would you just LOVE you WIN a hair flower for yourself, your wife, girlfriend, mother, sister, or even your grandmother?!

Spread the word & get all your friends to like my Facebook fan page & I shall do my FIRST GIVEAWAY! I promise to make it a good one! ;-} C'mon! You know you want to! ♥

necklaces and brooches

necklaces and brooches.