Found an interesting story about a gentleman who overcame challenges he was facing to open an enterprise designing and producing exceptionally eye-catching Steampunk pieces. His full story was covered by Oregon's Statesman Journal, and can be found: http://www.statesmanjournal.com/article/20091220/LIFE/912200307/1001/NEWS
The gentleman has a website in which one can see his work, at: http://www.steambaby.net/
... see more of his works at his Flickr site...
... or at the ever trusty Stemapunk Empire Ning, at:
Kudos on your entrepreneurial spirit, sir!