Thursday, September 11, 2008

The Salon Convention!

So as I understand it, there is lots going on this weekend. Fannish events, fighting events, cosplay events. However, many of these seem to be out doors, and in the tri-state area (NY, NJ, PA) September is a tricky month for weather.

So if it's too wet for you to wear your silk and chain mail outside this weekend, come down to Sommerset NJ for The Salon Convention on Saturday September 13th!

Corsets! Kilts! Kimonos! Evening wear! Day wear! Underwear (pls check the dress code on that one)! Ballgowns and masks! Victorian! Goth! Lolita! Steampunk! Art Noveau! Pleather and lace!

Not to mention a whole day of programming. There will be salons, readings by famous authors, a performance by NY Jedi, a performance by the White Elephant Burlesque Troupe, a BPAL meetup, concerts, a cream tea, a masked ball, and horseshoes! Furthermore, a hall full of vendors of fine wearable art and decorative objects!

Catherynne Valente! Abney Park! Queen of the Cat People! ;-)

Why not you?

It's better than catching consumption out in the rain. TRUST me on this.

See you there :-)

Monday, August 18, 2008

Dances of Vice, Time Travelers Festival, THIS WEEKEND!!!!!

I'll be there on Saturday and Sunday nite, selling my shiny things.

Dances of Vice Festival Website

Here are some pieces I made especially to debut at the festival:

P1170257 P1170108 P1170212

Why haven't you bought your ticket yet? Get a move on!!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Sea Lion Luv

P1160896 - Sea Lions

P1160894 - Sea Lions

Turquoise, brown lava, sterling, and wood.

ZOMG so cute!!!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Crazy, Crazy Summer

Soooooo... Yeah, I haven't been a very good blogger the last few months. But lots of things have been happening! Really! Most of it is real life issues, but plenty of jewelry and experiments as well.

For starters my gallery is almost complete! Muahahahaha! It's been a lot of work to rephotograph pieces, and then get them organized in some cohesive fashion. But I'd like to think my photo skillz are improving.

Second, I ran a photoshoot where many of my friends modeled jewelry in a variety of costumes and outfits. I wanted to drive home that I can do work for the office and the masquerade, and some can be worn for both. (Go to the gallery website and check out "Models" ;-)

Third, I've been experimenting with a LOT of polymer clay. Plenty of evidence of it on my website, but I'll give you some shots of my polymer clay work on Etsy:

There was also the Totally Normal Event in June, and now I'm working on the Dances of Vice Festival in August and The Salon Convention in September. I have some really interesting creations coming together for these :-)

After that, nothing scheduled until Wicked Faire 4 in February, but real life is going to get craaazy busy again.

So please enjoy the shinies :-)

Luv, Chrysilla

Monday, June 23, 2008

The Totally Normal Event [For Weirdoes], this weekend!

Totally Normal Event - a charity benefit for,a summer program for gifted kids.
This Saturday June, 28th, 2008,
Noon to very very late

Get your tickets here :

1401 Route 10 E, Whippany, NJ 07981

The Dresden Dolls (
Freezepop (
Voltaire (
DJ The Mighty Mike Saga ( )
Luminescent Orchestrii w. Sxip Shirey (
Barry Louis Polisar ( )
Whip Demo and many more.

*Zombie Movies * demonstrations * Human Bingo * human statues * auctions,* swap meets, and Henchman Championships

With a costume contest
costume contest for steampunk,mad scientist and neo-Victorian.
It will be judged by author G. D. Falksen (
Include prizes such as from
*Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab(
*Weird Tales (,
*The Willows Magazine (
*Death Rock Magazine (
and many more.
Prizes will be given for three categories
* best costume male
* best costume female,
* best costume couple.
Come dressed in you best and most imaginative costumes, and prepare to
show off and admire each
other's creations.

Get your tickets now at

Many vendors

Get your tickets here!
So next week , we will see you there!

And yes, "Many vendors" includes me ;-) With lots of new shiny things, including a new line of polymer clay work! Join us!

Monday, January 7, 2008

Long time no speakey!

Sorry I've been out of the loop, my Cat People, but life has been one truckload of crazy after another. I'm about to start a graduate school program in January, along with some other hobbies, but I will be at Wicked Faire III come hell or high water (or Elder Gods), and the Dances of Vice Festival will be giving some of my work away as prizes, probably via raffle system. And if Wicked Faire ends up scheduled for the third weekend in February rather than the second, I will be at the Vice Festival as a regular attendee and ne'er do well ;-)

If you haven't yet bought your tickets for Wicked Faire, make sure to give them my name (Queen of the Cat People is fine). It makes it all the more sure that I'll be at their next event, and maybe have a bit of extra cash to throw a room party ;-).

The Etsy migration was a great success, and my main hub-website is currently a place holder, as work begins on a more professional looking gallery. But to tide you over, here's a project I completed a few weeks ago but just haven't had time to show off...

Egyptian Priestess Collar, with matching earrings. Polymer clay, goldleaf, stamps, gold ink, sterling, garnets, various Egyptian deities. I really like working in this medium, expect more polymer fun coming soon!

<3 Chrysilla