Hello my friends,
2012 has been quite the year hasnt it? It went by quickly in this small corner of the world, hustled away in a tizzy of shows, new lines and more work than I thought possible for this one woman to make with her one hand and still remain sane.(Wut?OneHand! All is explained here:[link]
) While we bask together in the aftermath of this years windswept adventures and success, I thought I'd take a moment to say my thanks to you all. Together, we have done and made happen some pretty cool things in 2012:
is now one of the top 20 International Google sources for Steampunk Eyewear. That means while your perusing Google for your next pair of eyewear, AtticRaiders is seen as one of the top 20 resources to inquire at for that pair of custom eye accessory.
~Just about every anime/game/comic book mask piece Ive made and shared an image of is ranked in the top 5 images in Goggle search. (Can you say wow!)
saw work from not one but two major TV shows. Castle and Lost Girl are both shows that have sported AtticRaiders custom Steampunk eyewear in an episode or 3.
~Thanks to you and your support, AtticRaiders was able to donate almost $1000.00 dollars to its sponsered charity in either cash or product donations this year. With every piece that finds a home, a portion of that price goes towards AtticRaiders charity of choice. This year, proceeds went to Crystal Kids Youth Center [link]
~AtticRaiders completed its third Cross Canada tour this year, attending 9 shows in total.
~Bowling into anouther milestone, over 1000 dedicated fans are now following/hearting AtticRaiders via Etsy. If you have an account on Etsy, fav the AtticRaiders shop [link]
to keep tabs on the custom handmade pieces that make up the elegant clockwork wonderwork collection I create, photograph and post for purchase.
(On anouther note, Ive got almost 1000 dedicated followers here on DA. LUV Ya'll =^.^
All of this good news is heartwarming and I am eternally grateful to each one of you who has shared, tweeted, liked, linked and purchased my work. The little stuff all counts and thanks to you, it has counted in creating anouther great year for AtticRaiders.
I'll be teasingly brief about whats to come in 2013:
~A cameo collection. Ive fallen in love and still love cameos and next year I'll be sweetening up my jewelry collecton with cameo and locket pieces for you my fans who prefer the softer Steampunk look.
~More monocles. Need I say more?
~Ticking time pieces. With the success of the ticking time rings I clean and create, my hopes are to make more of the rings and also other jewelry pieces that tick for everyones entertainment. What girl or guy can resist the spell of the gentle ticking sounds a vintage movement makes? ( This girl certainly cant
~WARDROBE! OH gosh, the amount of custom wardrobe pieces I made this year was a very loud call for more wardrobe pieces to be made available. So, the idea for 2013 is to have a small wardrobe collection consisting of (but not limited to) vests, shawls, jackets, belts, skirts, gloves and corset like pieces too. These are planned to be made available in the shop starting Spring 2013.
Are you excited about the wardrobe part? I know I am - soo manny ideas!Woot!
CONVENTIONS: AtticRaiders is not going all the way across Canada selling at shows in 2013 and will only be selling at up to 6 shows in 2013 within 3 provinces. The list of shows is to be announced and posted in the Etsy shop Announcements in January 2013.
Custom work orders will be limited starting January 1st 2013. Due to the number of specialist appointments I'm anticipating, I'll be taking fewer custom jobs as my time will be more limited. Thank you everyone for your support and I hope that you will continue to be delighted in the things I make and present to you for your ogling pleasure.
Cheers to you all and Happy New Year
Steaming Towards Anouther Idea: