Saturday, February 27, 2010

Love Token with Wreath & Plate

Here is the Love Token with Wreath & Plate.

Rawr! Jammin to Abney Park, really geeked out today and hit some comic shops (Dragon's Lair and Austin Comics and Books.) Among the Deadpool comics I also bought a bust of Alex from the comic Crimson. Been hunting for one for a while now...
(Crimson was drawn my Humberto Ramos, ya know, the guy I'll be stalking at Comicpalooza when I'm not at the table...) :D
Can't wait for the con!

Simple Heart Tokens

Some of the Simple Heart Tokens.

Heart + Gear Magnets

Heart + Gear Magnets! Enjoy!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Fan with Plate

Here is the Fan with Plate.
I had some pieces that I wasn't really able to apply to my bottle cap tokens so I was finally able to create something once they built up a bit.
What are your thoughts?
It doesn't have any bottle caps but I didn't want any parts to go to waste. :)

I'm on Twitter now... Gonna start tweetin away...

Hehe, I'll be posting smaller updates on Twitter, like when I am in the process of a design I might take some pics mid project or just let ya know what I'm making at the moment.

Later today I should be posting some pics of a new design. It doesn't have a bottle cap on it but it us using spare parts I had piling up. =]

Friday, February 19, 2010

Puttin on the Ritz

Jammin to Puttin on the Ritz covered by Shiny Toy Guns. Can't get this outta my head...

Picked up quite a few supplies today and getting ready to roll out another batch of magnets and spinners. Keep an eye out for more pics coming soon and have a great Friday!!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Going to Houston!

I'll be in town all day Sunday if anyone is interested in checking out the Tokens. I'll bring a little bit of everything. If you have questions about pricing let me know.
If you have something specific in mind, give me a heads up! See you soon!

Local Austin Band White Ghost Shivers

Came across them last night. Had to post a few videos of them.

Yet another band I'm falling for... Love the tunes!

The Browncoats Shirt

The Browncoats are selling shirts now! Start saving for it Mudders! =]
You can buy one at:

Video of Secret Oktober and Steampunk Fashion

I stumbled across this and had to post it. It is from January 2009.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Tabs Tokens

This is a new design. The tabs with the words on them vary and right now I make them in the silver scheme on the Mike's Hard Lemonade caps. It is a Spinner with Gear, Tab and Key. (My titles are so original, right? ;p I keep things simple; I like simple.)

Token Tacks

Some of the Token Tacks are dry so I wanted to post some shots of them. There are a couple other designs not shown. Once they dry I'll post them too. I wasn't sure if I would like the heart, but I think I really like the way it turned out!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Customer Action Shot!

Hehehe... A friend grabbed a shot of her token and sent it to me. If you have one, send a pic to me!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Mixed Metal Pendant

This past weekend has been pretty good. I have tacks and magnets drying and I started on some more intricate token pendants. I will post a couple ideas for how to use/wear/display your tokens later this week.

I dropped some of the Business Caps off at Secret Oktober yesterday, so a big hello to any new visitors!

This is a picture of one of The Mixed Metal Pendant. It has a wide mixture of the different metals but I am also making some that are all one color, like all golds or silvers.
Once they dry I'll post a sample.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

My Business... Caps?

Yay! I thought about getting paper business cards but they did have the right feel for what I do so instead I'm going with caps that I can't use for tokens because they are too beat up or too bent. I'm really happy with how they turned out. If you see me at a convention or stop by Secret Oktober be sure to grab one; they may be more valuable than they seem... =]

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Types of Bottle Caps I Currently Worked With

If you happen to be a fan of a particular beverage, you might be wondering what bottle caps have I recently been working with.
As time goes on, I'll update the list.

All the caps I use are real company bottle caps, not craft caps bought in bulk.

  • Bawls Geek B33R
  • Dr. Pepper
  • Coke
  • Steaz
  • Martinelli Apple Cider (Another cap I love to work with!)
  • Stewart's Fountain Classics
  • Frostie
  • Bacardi Silver Raz
  • Bacardi Silver Strawberry
  • Dos Equis (More often than not, these have maps and treasure motifs... I love how they turn out!)
  • Shiner Boch
  • Shiner Kosmos
  • Shiner Black Lager
  • Blue Moon
  • Woodpecker
  • Corona
  • Lone Star
  • Sake2Me
  • Mike's Hard Lemonade

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Necklaces with Tokens

I am working on several new pieces and can't wait to wrap them up. This past week I was out of town and away from all of my supplies so I had lots of time to plan.

Working on push pins for cork boards along with some magnets. (They are great for your office or college space!)

I also have a new design in the works and I am waiting for pieces to dry before I can move on to the final touches. I'll post pictures once they are complete.

While you wait, here are some pictures of the 3 Gear with 1 Pin designs with their necklaces attached. I included some of the different colors for the tokens too.
There are three styles:

Monday, February 1, 2010

Turner's Tokens Now Sold At Secret Oktober!

Turner's Tokens will be available at Secret Oktober!
Check out their entry about Steampunk here:

Who is Secret Oktober? Here is a brief description from their site:
"Secret Oktober is an independent women-owned business in Austin, Texas. Secret Oktober was opened for business on Valentine’s Day, 2004, by Cassandra Davis. (Later, Mary Milton became an owner, also.) Secret Oktober serves the goth, punk, and otherwise non-mainstream communities of Austin, and through this website the rest of the world! We are not a big corporation, we are two women (with occasional help from friends) who are trying to make a living by connecting the coolest sources of goth and punk merchandise (many of them local to Austin) with the coolest customers."

Pieces available are:
The 3 Gears with 1 Pin (Necklace)
The Spinner with a Gear (Chain)
The Spinner with Token and Gear (Chain)
The Spinner with Token and 2 Gears (Chain)