The newest product I will be bringing to SPWF this year are Terrarium Rings! Want to catch a fairy but don't have the time? No problem! We've caught the fairy for you and housed it in a fashion accessory!
Absinthe Fairy Cocktail Ring
Mermaid in a Tide Pool Terrarium Ring
Absinthe Fairy Cocktail Ring
Dandelion Fairy Terrarium Ring
Sleeping Fairy Terrarium Ring
And just in case you need some teeny tiny Koi...
Each of these rings has a tiny Koi swimming in a bubble of clear resin!
That's right! I will be vending at Steampunk World's Fair once again. We have some super cool new products debuting this year, so stay tuned for photos. There will also be a Fairy Tea Party on Saturday (time to be announced) at the booth and much shenanigans so make plans to stop by!
I just finished a few tiny fairies that are perfect for the beginning mad scientist or fairy enthusiast! I've even labeled them with their scientific names. You can pick one up at The Steampunk World's Fair! First are the fairy shadowboxes...
This Swallowtail Fairy Shadow Box is 6" x 6" and comes ready to hang on your wall.
This Alfalfa Butterfly Fairy Shadow Box is also 6" x 6" and comes ready to hang.
It's ok. These are farm raised, free-range fairies that died of natural causes. We then collect them and preserve their natural beauty under glass for all to enjoy.
I will also have a few fairies that I trade on the black market. These fairies are live specimens that are trapped and labeled in little corked domes. Perfect for display on your mantle or in your specimen collection.
This Absinthe Fairy specimen is 2 1/4" x 1".
This second Absinthe Fairy is also 2 1/4" x 1".
This little Poppy Fairy is 1 3/4" x 3/4".
This Bluebell Fairy is 1 3/4" x 3/4".
These can all be found at The Steampunk World's Fair this weekend May 15, 16, and 17.
So, I got to design a ConCardia playing card for my booth this week. What is ConCardia you ask? From the ConCardia website, "ConCardia is a new kind of game, unlike any other. Instead of buying it in a store, you collect it at an event! At a ConCardia event, players visit the ConCardia tablle, get the starter set and a rules explanation if needed. They then adventure around the convention, seeking out vendors, performers and others with cards to give them. Cards could be anywhere!" If you want to play, you just turn to the person next to you with cards and ask. Here's the card I designed:
I don't know how to play, so I don't know how useful the card is. But I like that you need to be wearing fairy wings for the card to work! I'm going to pick up my starter set as soon as I get to the Steampunk World's Fair. If you are interested in ConCardia for your event, you can find their website by clicking the button below.
Wow! Just finished teaching my first Fairy Catching Kit Workshop at D. Thomas Fine Miniatures. It was such fun! The kids that participated had a great time and were so into creating their kits. I have never seen such concentration! We talked about what they needed to catch a fairy (jar, fairy lure, an interesting scene, and a distraction) as well as why they would need to release the fairy in a timely manner. After a little discussion, the girls set to work.
We talked about creating a picnic that a fairy would like to attend or maybe an inviting garden scene ( I found these tiny flamingos and I was dying for the girls to use them). The girls all went for picnics. One picnic had a cat waiting for a fairy to join him. Another picnic was hosted by two butterflies. The third picnic was elegantly presented on a wee table with two chairs. A couple of the scenes even had tiny books with titles like "Peter Pan" and "Fairy Tales" for the fairies to read over desserts.
After the scenes were finished and placed into the jars, the girls lit their jars with a tiny LED light in the lid! We talked about circuits and they wired the battery holder and switch to the light. They then taped the wires down to a cardboard circle with a tiny glass globe fixed to the center. This was then inserted into the lid of their jar. With one "click" of the switch their scene was lit!
When the jar was complete, each girl selected a vial of fairy lure (glitter) and attached it, as well as instructions, to the jar with piece of ribbon.
So a big thanks to D. Thomas Fine Miniatures for hosting this workshop! Check out their website by clicking on the link below!