Oh, hello. This is a website.
While I like to take watches apart, it turns out I'm really terrible at putting them back together.
My etsy shop grew out of a fascination with the myriad ways watches could be designed and assembled. A friend wanted steampunk jewelry and we agreed that everything available at the time was ridiculously overpriced. I found a few watches at a local antique dealer that were inexpensive enough to deconstruct and made my first few pendants. I've since gone through hundreds of watches and amassed a massive collection of parts and spare things like pearls and rhinestones.
My collection came with me when I moved from the US to Australia in September, 2011, though the etsy shop has never fully recovered. I've become a fixture at a local artist's market, the Rose Street Market in Fitzroy, selling cufflinks to hipsters and old people buying for their hipster grandchildren. What started purely as a hobby out of a need to do something with all those extra parts laying around has become something I really love and spend too much time doing.
Since being in Australia, I've expanded my scope broadly. There are so many cool, geeky things I could be making! If you have an idea for something that would be great steampunk style, please drop me a line. I love doing custom things.
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Owner, Maker, Designer, Fabulist
After moving around the east coast of the US for a few years and trying to figure out what to do after grad school, I've settled down in the northern end of Melbourne, Australia with my partner and two cats.
Madeline helps by making sure everything is nice and solidly attached: she likes to knock it all off my work table in the hopes it will shatter.
Resident Pica Expert
Prosper is my metal purities tester. He likes the taste of some metals so much I can guess the content of a piece just by if he wants to eat it or not. (All cat slobber is thoroughly removed!)
I try to take photos under the best conditions, but sometimes I'm too eager to wait out bad weather. Sunlight shows off my work best and isn't always available. If an item looks especially dark or dingy, please read the description--I try to make note of any rust or interesting patinas on the metal and describe the colour of the metal. If you want better or additional photos, please just ask! I will do my best to accomodate you quickly.
I welcome orders of any size to anywhere. I'm possibly interested in consignment or wholesale orders, if the fit is right. Feel free to drop me a convo and we'll see.
Accepted payment methods
- Other Method
I try to ship all orders within 4-5 days of purchase (barring holidays and weekends), and will contact buyers or leave a shop announcement if it will be longer.