Fake Taxidermy Black Bird Gothic Hat.

I love making fake taxidermy pieces or as I like to call it taxifakery. It brings to mind Victorian science collections of birds and insects. Plus surely that is the whole point of Steampunk too, that the taxidermy is fake and Frankenstein-ed.

This is a cute Gothic perch hat which will look great perched on top of any hair do.

Gothic Bird

Dead little bird!

Dead little bird!

https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/195266151/black-bird-gothic-perch-hat?ref=af_shop_favitem

https://www.facebook.com/professor.maelstromme?ref_type=bookmark

New in the Professor Maelstromme Etsy Shop ~ Steampink Queen Victoria.

Queen Victoria Punked!

Queen Victoria Punked!

I am enjoying making Cameos of all types but one of my favorites is the pink and teal Queen Victoria cameo hung on matching teal and pink ribbon and cord  with a green patina finish to the metal cameo setting.
All my items can be customized to suit your style and colours.   I have glued a faux leather backing to the cameos to protect sensitive skin against the patina finish.

Queen Victoria Brooches

Queen Victoria Brooches

I make a whole range with Queen Victoria – earrings, brooches and cuff link cameos

Steampink Queen Victoria

Steampink Queen Victoria

http://www.professormaelstromme.com

https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/157301914/queen-victoria-cameo-patina-necklace?ref=shop_home_active

Human bones rain down at Whitby after church yard land slide.

Some more photos from the Bram Stoker International Film Festival fashion show 2012 taken at Whitby, UK. the celebrated town of Dracula and wonderful for all followers of goth.  Whitby has recently been in the news for its terrible land slides in the graveyard where reportedly “human bones were raining  down” on to the cottages and gardens below. A very sad scene for such a historic and beautifully situated Church. Link to the story on the BBC below.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-20970716

Whitby church yard land slide.

Whitby church yard land slide.

Introducing model: Terri De-Lis Altilar at the fashion show, wearing human jaw bone, skull mini top hat, rib cage corset and sheer black fish tail skirt. I promise no bones were used from Whitby’s church yard.

Skeleton Outfit - image by Jon Tzm Dea

Skeleton Outfit – image by Jon Tzm Dea

Bram Stoker fashion show

Bram Stoker fashion show

Accessories: Professor Maelstromme  http://www.facebook.com/amanda.scrivener.54#!/pages/Professor-Maelstromme/243301422348426

http://www.etsy.com/shop/ProfMaelstromme?ref=si_shop

Clothing: Wyte Phantom
Model: Terri De-Lis Altilar
Image: Jon Tzm Dea

 

I have an exhibit at the MAD (Mechanical Art & Design) Museum

Professor Maelstromme is exhibiting exquisite items at this new Museum which opens to the public in March, located in Stratford-upon-Avon, the hometown of Shakespeare, UK

The MAD museum is a wonderful and exciting collection of machines incorporating gears, chains, pulleys and whirligig paraphernalia. The exhibits fall into three areas:

  • Kinetic Art = art in motion
  • Automata = interesting mechanical contraptions
  • Steampunk = modern gizmos with a Victorian twist

http://themadmuseum.co.uk/

http://themadmuseum.co.uk/work-for-sale/amanda-scrivener

http://themadmuseum.co.uk/artists

Prof Maelstromme makes new friends.

Professor Maelstromme’s Taxifackery Companion Mini Top Hats and Fascinators.

Always fascinated by skulls I have created a range of mini top hats and fascinators using faux cat and crow skulls.  As we loved them to death, and beyond; Not texidermy; Professor Maelstromme’s taxifackery.  The structure that remains after life, is still beautiful (faux or not).

Faux crow skull cream color mini top hat

Faux cat skull fascinator on faux snake skin

Faux crow skull copper color mini top hat

For sale on etsy, which will soon be accepting payment with credit cards as well as paypal.

http://www.etsy.com/listing/92593784/taxifackery-companion-faux-bird-skull

http://www.etsy.com/listing/92594047/taxifackery-companion-faux-cat-skull?ref=v1_other_1

Lots of new Doll Head items for sale on my etsy.

http://www.etsy.com/listing/89432651/scary-tooth-fairy-doll-head-brooch

I have listed new doll head items on my etsy ~ selling fast so please take a look quick. Thank you and Happy New Year.

spats

Hand that rocks the cradle fascinator hairpiece

Fairy Teeth Doll

Two New Cut Throat Razor Necklaces

Due to a great amount of interest in my cut throat razor necklaces I have made two more and here they are.  Thank you for your interest in these.

Made from disassembled vintage straight razors and adorned with little artifacts telling a story.  Don’t cut your own throat on the dance floor!

http://www.etsy.com/listing/88383841/bloodthirsty-cut-throat-razor-necklace?ref=v1_other_2

http://www.etsy.com/listing/88386314/1888-catch-me-if-you-can-cut-throat?ref=v1_other_1

Bloodthirsty Cut Throat Razor Necklace

1888 Catch Me If You Can Cut Throat Razor Necklace

Cas from Engineers of Desire

Model; Cas wearing the cut throat razor I made for her. Leather corset and clothingmade by Engineers of Desire.com

DISCLAIMER; I have done my best to blunt the razor and protect your delicate necks from the blade using resin but take care when you wear this it is a real blunted blade. I take no responsibility for cut throats on the dance floor!

Handmade in Winchester, the ancient capital of Wessex and the Kingdom of England. Winchester is a unique heritage city just an hour south west of London, with a magnificent historic Cathedral, surrounded by fabulous rolling countryside and pretty Hampshire villages.

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How to draw Steampunk….

I am thrilled a piece of my jewellery has been featured in the new book  How to draw Steampunk: Discover the Secrets to Drawing, Painting, and Illustrating the Curious World of Science Fiction in the Victorian Age…. in the Steam Lady chapter.
Bob Berry (Illustrator and Author), Joey Marsocci (Author), Allison DeBlasio (Author)
http://www.amazon.co.uk/How-Draw-Steampunk-Illustrating-Underground/dp/1600582400/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1321135745&sr=8-2

lace choker ~ The Eye of the Nautilus

20,000 Leagues Under The Sea Themed Leather Swiss Waist.

In the eye of the Maelstromme

I am creating a new range of Victorian style Swiss waists / belts in both leather and fabrics.  This is the first one I have made in leather; themed 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea for Steamcon III, Seattle, with the classic Kraken attacking a ship image and part of chapter 18 of Jules Verne’s book etched onto the leather belt.

putting together parts of the belt.

available on ProfMaeltromme.etsy.com

Great location for photo shoot on Hamstead heath, london.

Last weekend Superstitchious asked me to join her on a clothing and accessory photo shoot at a wonderful location on Hamstead heath; a secret garden with pergolas and with locations featured in one of  Cradle of filth music videos (link below).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14HyOdV5H2A

dressing models for shoot

behind the scenes at the photo shoot