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Friston is an Award-Winning designer and a leader in Steampunk Fashion accessories globally and here on Etsy. His pieces have gone to over 34 countries and all over the USA with literally thousands of followers and fans. His signature style cannot be matched and is often "copied" by many people who call themselves "Steampunk Designers".

With 20 years of Design experience under his belt, he takes pride designing each and every piece by hand in his home shop in Hawaii, USA. His "eye" for design, placement, and movement is unmatchable and always creative and unique as seen in his collage and wire wrapping work. He is an "innovator" in costume jewelry and is constantly designing something different. No one can keep up to his mastery of design. He is the original "wizard" of Steampunk Costume Jewelry!

His background as a professional, award-winning…

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  • Male
  • Born on December 4
  • Joined January 17, 2011

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12 and 18 gauge Aluminum Wire, Vintage Brass Stampings, Swarovski Crystals, Brass Pendants and Charms, Found Vintage Jewelry Items, Vintage Clockparts, Glass Cabochons, Digital images, Stainless Steel Flasks, Leather Wristbands

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About

Friston is an Award-Winning designer and a leader in Steampunk Fashion accessories globally and here on Etsy. His pieces have gone to over 34 countries and all over the USA with literally thousands of followers and fans. His signature style cannot be matched and is often "copied" by many people who call themselves "Steampunk Designers".

With 20 years of Design experience under his belt, he takes pride designing each and every piece by hand in his home shop in Hawaii, USA. His "eye" for design, placement, and movement is unmatchable and always creative and unique as seen in his collage and wire wrapping work. He is an "innovator" in costume jewelry and is constantly designing something different. No one can keep up to his mastery of design. He is the original "wizard" of Steampunk Costume Jewelry!

His background as a professional, award-winning floral designer is certainly evident in each piece he constructs. Each a piece of "wearable art". His pieces have gained much attention all over the world and has recently been a featured designer and published in the new book, STEAMPUNK FASHION (Nov 2012, by Spurgeon Vaughn Ratcliffe, UK) and most recently will have one of his brooch designs as part of a book cover art for "Small Causes, Big Effects" (2013) by author Uzuchikwu Chima. His work has been seen in newspaper, magazine and blog features and numerous Etsy Treasuries.

Friston continues to grow taking things bigger and better. Having caught the attention by Art Galleries in Hawaii, his talents will be seen in larger scaled sculpture he's always wanted to do! In addition to his popular costume jewelry pieces, higher-end designs will be shown and sold exclusively to these galleries. Stay tuned for gallery showing announcements!

Friston is also an Award-Winning Hair, Make-up & Wig Designer for Diamond Head Theatre and Kumu Kahua Theatre in Honolulu, Hawaii. His life is certainly focused on the arts and very much "theatrical" in his continued pursuit to make this world beautiful! "Design" is what he does and what he loves.

****"Do what you LOVE because it's going to get you to where you want to go!"****

(Cho Ku Rei/Sei He Ki/Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen - Reiki blessing)

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