10/30/09 - Oops I Did it Again  

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Oops, another giveaway went live at the same time - which is especially silly because I'm only doing two giveaways this season!

Not only is the Imperial Maltese Cross on Haute Macabre, but a Steampunk Keyhole Plate Pendant is available on Tor.com. They are concluding a month long celebration of Steampunk, so of course when they asked RockLove for a donation, I couldn't say no!

Tor is of course one of the largest publishing firms of science fiction and fantasy. Go to your bookshelf, pull down your favorite vampire or wizard or zombie or futurism book... chances are they published it.

So head on over *HERE* and enter for another free chance to win!

10/23/09 - Free RockLove Giveaway  

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It's a GIVEAWAY! I never do these, especially not with an unreleased collection... but Haute Macabre is featuring RockLove for a Halloween Freebie!

Haute Macabe the gothic fashion blog, my personal bible... CLICK HERE to enter for a chance to win a free Maltese Cross Necklace. Help me spread the word!

09/12/09 - Upcoming Shows  

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Yesterday Chris and I had a grand old time vending the Nyack Street Faire - a favorite event, it was a beautiful brisk day, so a deluge of shoppers from all around the tri-state descended upon the nautical town. There are five street faires there a year, and so far I've done all of them for the past two seasons - so devoted to the show because when RockLove went full-time I actually was living on Main Street as a local. I'm always warmed by my wonderful repeat customers - many come wearing their RockLove Jewelry. The past few shows I've seen men and women of all ages, proudly displaying my work and sending their friends to my booth.

I was interviewed by one of the local papers, so cross your fingers that RockLove will end up in their press. So many vendors come through that show as they trek across the east coast, but typically only the store owners represent the native businesses... it would be nice to feature RockLove as a company that got it's footing right in town.

I was naughty and decided to test the waters with my secret new collection (which I will leak is called the Imperial Collection). I wanted to see reactions and gauge price points, and
oh my goodness, it SOLD OUT! Now I have to frantically make more because in two weeks comes...

The Brooklyn Indie Market Steampunk Festival II! Check out the website and press release - they even used my Dark Cameo Ring in the picture. Not only will I be vending, but a few friends, the always-supportive boyfriend, and I will be personally walking in the fashion show. Wearing my secret new collection for the press to snap up *wink*

Then after that comes Halloween... off to Philadelphia for the Dracula's Ball Halloween Festival! Come join me in costume for dancing, costumes, live music, vending, drinks, and more - it's an all ages event at my favorite east coast club.

A CONFESSION: I've been neglecting to put the new Studs Collection online because honestly my camera is not up to par. I will be shooting it this week, thank you so much for your outstanding patience! I kept trying to schedule a borrowed camera (a macro for my digital SLR is around $800), but I've also been adding new designs here and there, deciding to hold off and release the collection in it's entirety.

It's going to be a busy October.

09/06/09 - Auxilary Magazine  

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Auxilary Magazine just did a HUGE spread on RockLove - not only a feature of my jewelry on beautiful Siouxsie, but the centerfold SharonTK is also wearing the Dark Cameo pendant and ring set... all photographed by the fabulous Steve Prue.

The whole magazine rocks and is downloadable for FREE or you can order it in print.

Additionally, remember that grant in which I won silver place? The marketing director, Hilary, has been a wonderful mentor to me the past few months and wrote a beautiful blog about RockLove called "Breaking All the Rules." Check it out; some of the most encouraging words I've ever read - it's nice to know that people like that I'm conducting my business against the grain. Sometimes I worry I'm digging myself in a hole since other artists don't follow the same archetype. In fact, I fear that maybe the reason nobody else works like I do is BECAUSE it's a bad idea!

I keep plugging along nonet

In other news, Imago Zine came out - a beautiful thick glossy book about alternative culture and art... RockLove has a bit in there.

And I'm going to be vending Dracula's Ball in Philly this Halloween (my favorite holiday, any excuse for mulled apple cider and pumpkin pie)! Come see me!