JewelsVictoriana

Victorian cameos, Steampunk, Kumihimo, beaded jewelry

Plymouth, Michigan | 411 Sales

JewelsVictoriana

Victorian cameos, Steampunk, Kumihimo, beaded jewelry

Plymouth, Michigan 411 Sales On Etsy since 2014

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Announcement   Victorian authentic reproduction jewelry handcrafted by Civil War reenactor and historian Elizabeth Kelley Kerstens. Steampunk aficionados will find the Victorian jewelry they seek here too. Please click "Favorite" under my banner so you can easily return and see the what's new!

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Last updated on Dec 5, 2016

Victorian authentic reproduction jewelry handcrafted by Civil War reenactor and historian Elizabeth Kelley Kerstens. Steampunk aficionados will find the Victorian jewelry they seek here too. Please click "Favorite" under my banner so you can easily return and see the what's new!

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Elizabeth Kerstens

About

I took the challenge to reproduce Mary Todd Lincoln's Seed Pearl Parure Suite

I am the executive director at the Plymouth (Michigan) Historical Museum where we have a separate Abraham Lincoln room with mannequins of Abe and Mary. Until 2014, Mary was wearing the wrong jewelry. My friend, Pam Yockey, a Civil War reenactor as well as a textile historian, fabulous seamstress, and the fabricator of the dress that Mary is wearing in the photos on this page, challenged me to reproduce Mary's pearl set. I took the challenge. It took about six months or so, but here are the results. This is not a perfect reproduction, of course, because the original pearls were individually set by Tiffanys and I used bead embroidery, but we were going for the overall impression on a mannequin and I think we captured it.

Pam challenged me because I was already a beader and a Civil War reenactor and am very interested in Civil War era jewelry. I am studying Victorian jewelry in general to try to recreate authentic pieces that are suitable for reenactors. I now offer a better version of the earrings in my Etsy store and will be adding the rest of the set soon.

I am also intrigued by the Steampunk genre, and have created my fair share of Steampunk jewelry. Some of that jewelry is available in Jewels Victoriana. I'm happy to take on the challenge of a custom design. Just let me know...

I have another Etsy store, The Bag Lady, at https://www.etsy.com/shop/bagladyliz where I have begun listing craft supplies that I am trying to sell.

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    I have been making jewelry for about 7 years, experimenting with various media and styles and learning different techniques. I am also a Civil War reenactor and historian, and now make Victorian reproductions suitable for reenactors.

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Last updated on October 15, 2015
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I'm sorry but at this time Jewels Victoriana cannot accept refunds or exchanges, please purchase seriously. However, if there is something wrong with the item you purchase, please let me know and I will fix the problem.
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If you're purchasing a Jewels Victoriana item as a gift, special packaging and a hand written note can be included at no extra cost. Please use the "contact the seller" link at the bottom of the page to inform us of the occasion, shipping address, and personal message to be included in the package.