TheriacaFina

Theriaca Fina

California, United States · 37 Sales

TheriacaFina

Theriaca Fina

California, United States 37 Sales On Etsy since 2008

0 out of 5 stars
(16)

Announcement   What is she building in there?

Theriaca fina (literally, "fine treacle") is an anachronistic antidote for that which ails our age. Theriaca, originally invented as an antidote against snake venom and later used as a preventative panacea, was a medical concoction made of opium, flesh of viper and a large number of other ingredients. Treacle comes from the Greek term theriaka, which refers to ancient bestiaries about dangerous beasts and their bites. The production of a proper theriaca took months with all the collection and fermentation of herbs and other ingredients, and it took years to mature.

I spend long hours in my laboratory, crafting neo-Victorian steampunk curiosities from found objects and antiquities. My workshop contains antique brass pipework, gears and springs, organs and specimens in various liquid-filled jars or terrariums, whimsical iron birdcages, countless sepia photographs and well-worn journals, and all manner of clockworks. There's a row of ominous-looking bottles holding various chemicals and solutions, and a shelf filled with the compasses, dials, and gauges used to maintain precise control over the elements.

So seize your goggles, set your pocketwatches, and embark on a steam-driven journey back to a time that never was. Updated frequently as my extraordinary explorations warrant; please check back often. You may wish to peruse our more extensive archive on Flickr to get a sense of Theriaca Fina's style: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nullalux/sets/72157603834233674. I am Co-admin of the Etsy Steam Team: http://team.etsy.com/viewteam.php?id=292 (search 'steamteam'). Proud Team Member of Etsy's Cabinet of Curiosities: http://team.etsy.com/viewteam.php?id=411 (search 'CoC Team') and the SF Etsy Team: http://team.etsy.com/profilest/ca.shtml. ***We're currently gearing up for our Carnivale Mechanique exhibit at Maker Faire '10 in San Mateo, CA: http://makerfaire.com. New listings on Etsy will be up soon, so please come again!***


Notes: I will ship internationally; please contact me with your location for shipping cost outside the United States. All materials are cruelty-free; where animal products are used (leather, felt, etc.), they come from recycled sources. In special cases, I may accept barter or trade (you would only pay the regular fee for Etsy, 3.5% of the purchase price). I am particularly interested in quality corsetry, clockworks, or other oddities; feel free to ask.

Announcement

What is she building in there?

Theriaca fina (literally, "fine treacle") is an anachronistic antidote for that which ails our age. Theriaca, originally invented as an antidote against snake venom and later used as a preventative panacea, was a medical concoction made of opium, flesh of viper and a large number of other ingredients. Treacle comes from the Greek term theriaka, which refers to ancient bestiaries about dangerous beasts and their bites. The production of a proper theriaca took months with all the collection and fermentation of herbs and other ingredients, and it took years to mature.

I spend long hours in my laboratory, crafting neo-Victorian steampunk curiosities from found objects and antiquities. My workshop contains antique brass pipework, gears and springs, organs and specimens in various liquid-filled jars or terrariums, whimsical iron birdcages, countless sepia photographs and well-worn journals, and all manner of clockworks. There's a row of ominous-looking bottles holding various chemicals and solutions, and a shelf filled with the compasses, dials, and gauges used to maintain precise control over the elements.

So seize your goggles, set your pocketwatches, and embark on a steam-driven journey back to a time that never was. Updated frequently as my extraordinary explorations warrant; please check back often. You may wish to peruse our more extensive archive on Flickr to get a sense of Theriaca Fina's style: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nullalux/sets/72157603834233674. I am Co-admin of the Etsy Steam Team: http://team.etsy.com/viewteam.php?id=292 (search 'steamteam'). Proud Team Member of Etsy's Cabinet of Curiosities: http://team.etsy.com/viewteam.php?id=411 (search 'CoC Team') and the SF Etsy Team: http://team.etsy.com/profilest/ca.shtml. ***We're currently gearing up for our Carnivale Mechanique exhibit at Maker Faire '10 in San Mateo, CA: http://makerfaire.com. New listings on Etsy will be up soon, so please come again!***


Notes: I will ship internationally; please contact me with your location for shipping cost outside the United States. All materials are cruelty-free; where animal products are used (leather, felt, etc.), they come from recycled sources. In special cases, I may accept barter or trade (you would only pay the regular fee for Etsy, 3.5% of the purchase price). I am particularly interested in quality corsetry, clockworks, or other oddities; feel free to ask.

Emily (nullalux)

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Anonymous on Jan 26, 2011

3 out of 5 stars

The item I ordered was apparently out of stock.

Anonymous on Jun 8, 2010

5 out of 5 stars

Anonymous on Sep 3, 2009

5 out of 5 stars

So pretty! Nicely presented and packaged.

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Shop policies

Last updated on March 1, 2011
Many Theriaca Fina creations are crafted from found treasures, often recycled or re-purposed, to create a rich, time-worn appearance. Please celebrate any 'imperfections' as a reminder that you have purchased a completely unique, handmade creation. All materials are cruelty-free; where animal products are used (leather, felt, etc.), they come from recycled sources. Packing for shipping is normally done with recycled materials; please let us know if you need special gift packaging.

Accepted payment methods

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Payment
If paying by PayPal, payment must be received within seven (7) days or item will be relisted. If paying by check or money order, payment must be received within ten (10) days of order. All items will be shipped as soon as payment clears.
Shipping
I will ship internationally; please contact me with your location for shipping cost outside the United States.

[Normally, items are shipped as soon as payment clears, but please allow 7-10 days for shipping.]
Refunds and Exchanges
Your satisfaction is our top priority. If you have a problem with a transaction, just let us know and we will work with you to resolve the issue. Please email Emily directly at nullalux [!at] gmail.com with any questions or concerns. We will make every effort to respond to all customer service inquiries within two business days.
Additional policies and FAQs
In special cases, I may accept barter or trade (you would only pay the regular fee for Etsy, 3.5% of the purchase price). I am particularly interested in quality corsetry, clockworks, or other oddities; feel free to ask.