Steampunk jewellery and me. . . . . where do I begin, oh yes, since my earliest childhood, I (Gwendolyne Blaney) have had a great love for Fantasy, Goth and Steampunk.
This showed throughh the books I love to read, the clothes I love to wear and the sort jewellery I love to collect. For instance, when I was a teenager, I only had the 4 posters of Alfons Mucha’s “The Times of Day” on my bedroom wall instead of the popular actors and singers most teenagers probably decorated their rooms with.
Some time ago, while I was using some clock parts designing some necklaces, one of my favourite pastimes, I discovered how much I liked creating jewellery with a Steampunk character. I got so passionate about making these Steampunk Gems, that within no time I had designed and created over a 100 pendants, earrings, hair clips, and bracelets, using among others little cogs and wheels, tiny screws and other clock parts. What an awesome hobby!
Friends, acquaintances, but also strangers in the street, were interested in my unique handcrafted Steampunk necklaces that I was wearing and asked if I had any that were for sale. All of those people, who genuinely loved my work, had no specific interest in Steampunk or even knew what it was! Thus the thought of making my hobby into my work by creating my own little web shop arose, so I could make more people happy with the Steampunk jewellery I make. With the technical knowledge, skills and help of my dear husband, John Blaney, this web shop was created.
I am of the opinion, that Steampunk does not only fit the role playing games industry, Fantasy and Steampunk events or Carnival, but that elegant Steampunk jewellery can be worn by anyone at any time. All the jewellery I make are my own designs and creations. Besides, all products are handcrafted and unique. Although some products may look alike, for instance because of variations in colour, most of them are still one of a kind. Therefore I decided to give the Steampunk gems their own name and number. If there are more of a certain item then this will be mentioned with the product on the site.
The Steampunk accessories are made with vulnerable small parts and have to be handled with care. As with most jewellery, my jewellery is not suitable for young children because of its small parts. It may happen that (part of) the jewellery shows some discoloration because of the reaction of the PH value of the human skin with the materials of the jewellery parts used. This is different for every person and unfortunately, I cannot do anything about that.
Besides the categories with Steampunk products, there is also a non-Steampunk category. Here you will find some stylish products that I handcrafted myself and that is for sale, but that does not have a distinguished Steampunk character.
My products can only be ordered online. Your order will be sent to you once your payment has been received on the account. Prices on the web shop are excluding VAT and exclusive of postal charges. The VAT will be shown before you pay on the check-out page as well as the delivery charges. Special offers are being made visible on the website and are of a temporary nature.
For questions or specific requests concerning my Steampunk jewellery you can send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. I will try to contact you as soon as possible with an answer. Or you can give us a ring at this mobile number from Monday to Friday in between 10:00-17:00 hrs CET: 0031 6192 04491. Obviously, during my holidays I cannot answer emails or phone calls, but I will try to get back to you as soon as possible when work starts again.
There is also a Facebook page, an Instagram account and a Twitter page for Steampunk Gems. Feel free to take a look. I hope you will appreciate my little Steampunk gems. I will add some new jewellery to the shop every other month at least.
Gwendolyne Blaney – ©2017
Gwendolyne’s Steampunk Gems (GSG) is registered at the Chamber of Commerce in The Netherlands with registration number: 70080992.