The concept of “Have Shaker- Will Time Travel” is as a cocktail blog, but in a Steampunk style story format.
I will include at least one recipe with each tale, and some historical facts pertinent to the drink itself, if available.
My opening tale, which features an artist you may very well be familiar with, has true details about the time and place, along with a real description of his “personal effects”…
Have Shaker-Will Time Travel: The Geneviève Bouteille Chronicles-
Part one- Absinthe.
By Maizie Teasworth
Copyright 2011, Barbara Goldman.
My goggles had slipped rakishly over one eye, and I silently but firmly suggested the room stop spinning.
“I suppose I might have known that Absinthe would be my ultimate downfall, but perhaps not quite so literally”, I muttered to myself as I rubbed my poor bottom, which had twice taken the full brunt of my plummet from bar stool to floor.
But perhaps I should start at the beginning…
“That’s odd,” I thought, as I strolled the aisles of vendors plying their wares at SteamCon 42.
“I wonder why I didn’t see that small table on the first pass. Perhaps it’s just poorly lit”.
I paused to adjust my emerald leather corset.
“Setting 3, upper bodice panels”, I said into my couture com-link, and breathed a sigh of relief as it loosened. The two iridescent green gossamer cooling fans on my back activated with a soothing hum.
You can download the whole thing for Amazon Kindle at http://www.amazon.com/Have-Shaker-will-travel-ebook/dp/B005IBNSKA/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1313934693&sr=8-7
Copyright 2011 Barbara Goldman
Maizie Teasworth, AKA Barbara Goldman,
Is also a Jewelry Maker, and can be found on Etsy
Medals, stick, lapel, and cravat pins are my specialty! I also make brooches and necklaces, and other bits of finery.
I have recently taken a shine to antique cosmetic and drug labels and advertisements, and also the magnificent 1890’s through 1950’s trading cards that used to accompany bottles of beef extract.
These bits of history have been transmuted into jewelry and framed altered art creations.I spend a lot of time haunting estate and garage sales, antique and thrift stores for inspiration. I take apart old clocks and watches for their lovely innards. I also delight in looking at the world just slightly askew, to see how unexpected things and random bits might make a whole new creation.
The rest is just clamping, gluing, sweat and giggles.
Some of my favorite media to utilize issue from the natural and supernatural worlds, such as Jewel beetle (Sternocera Aequis) Elytra (the outer chitinous wings of the insect). These lovely, iridescent, lighter than a feather bits of insect armor are truly a wonder. The Beetles are sustainably farmed in Thailand, where they are considered a tasty treat locally, and the Elytra are the castoffs! Be the first one on your Airship to sport some fine buggish bits soon!
I also love “Day of the Dead” themes, gears, chains, and antique shiny bits to delight the Steampunk or Gothic Crow in anyone…
I’m always looking for new inspiration, so check back often, to see what my fevered mind has birthed into this, or alternate universes… (Err, for other than this plane of existence, postage might be a bit more, and no guarantees of a delivery date, but I’ll do my best!)
All jewelry creations are one of a kind and will never exactly be repeated. Rest assured that your item will be as individual as its new owner.
Thank you for perusing my wears, and I hope that I can be of service to you!
Your Servant in all things Bauble-ish,