Meiya Brentari grew up in Marietta, GA, where I live. She was in Honors Art classes with my daughter throughout high school. Then she joined the military and was in Iraq, married and moved to Pottsville, Pennsylvania. She is a mom, too, but what matters for this article is that she makes beautiful steampunk jewelry and she has started an Indiegogo project to help fund a new workbench and better tools so that she can make even more beautiful things!
"My personal designs consist of clockwork pieces, cogs, sprockets, gauged wires, feathers, leather,By polymer clay, Swarovski crystals, filigree, findings, real and glass pearls and anything else I can get my hands on. A lot of the finished products are wired together, soldered together, screwed together, but very few elements are glued," Meiya explains on the website.
Most of the pieces include repurposed material from yard sales, thrift shops, and other places where used goods can be found and transformed.
Meiya is offering some very cool perks for your contribution, beginning with custom pieces for as little as $10.
Check out the project and the beautiful pictures and contribute if you can. Also, please let your other steampunk friends know on Facebook, Twitter, or anywhere else you share information!