teasecraft-boston 3/21: Burlesque-Inspired DIY with Clarissa Cupcake!

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Kristen Stubbs

Mar 11, 2014, 6:06:50 PM3/11/14
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Hi everyone,

Our next teasecraft-boston meetup on Friday, March 21, from
7:30-9:30pm at Artisan's Asylum (Multipurpose Room) will feature
"Sugar & Spice, Naughty & Nice: Burlesque-Inspired DIY" with Clarissa

Although rarely considered valid forms of technology - women's
contributions to fashion, jewelry, cosmetics, textiles, and the
decorative arts serve as remarkable instances of innovation, technical
prowess and skill - revealing the forgotten power of all seemingly
trivial "decorative" techniques and practices. Clarissa Cupcake will
demonstrate the erotic potential of several surprising, unexpected
genres - including scrapbooking, embroidery, beading and collage - and
discuss the value of using feminine kitsch as a tool for psychological
domination, power play, and humiliation.

About the presenter:

Clarissa Cupcake is a cultural psychoanalyst, fashion/jewelry
designer, inventor, and burlesque performance artist. She is the owner
and founder of Lace Exoskeleton (lace-exoskeleton.com), and was
recently awarded a provisional patent for her "Chain Reactions"
modular jewelry and fashion design concept. Through transforming
everyday consumer choices into spiritually meaningful, artistic, and
emotionally engaging collective experiences, she hopes to refocus
consumer desire to favor sustainable, ethical, and artisan-made
products and services. You can visit Clarissa Cupcake and her partner
in crime, Pink Beetle, at lace-exoskeleton.com and
facebook.com/LaceExoskeleton .

For more information about Clarissa and further details about her
presentation, check out

About teasecraft-boston:

teasecraft is a meetup group for folks interested in making their own
sex toys / BDSM equipment / other kinky and fun things. All people 18+
are welcome, regardless of your (a)sexuality/orientation/gender/race
or what materials you work with (electronics, wood, metal, leather,
software, etc). We want to facilitate face-to-face conversation
because it's such a great medium for showing off projects, sharing
stories, and meeting new collaborators.

Not working on a project right now? No worries! Come out and get inspired.

What to bring:
* $3-$5 suggested donation
* Any projects you'd like to show off

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Let me know if you have any other questions! I hope to see you on 3/21.

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