TheNavigatrix

Upcycled Steampunk fashion, jewellery & accessories

Bourn, United Kingdom · 112 Sales

TheNavigatrix

Upcycled Steampunk fashion, jewellery & accessories

Bourn, United Kingdom 112 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Announcement   ♡ Victorian Inspired Originals for Extraordinary People ♡
All items are ~giftwrapped~ as a standard service. A short personalised note can be included if desired, just leave a note with your order. Thankyou for your custom!

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Also find The Navigatrix on Facebook,Twitter, Pinterest, Wanelo, Craftori, Tumblr and visit thenavigatrix on Instagram. Now a directory listing at www.misfitwedding.com

Blog: https://thenavigatrixonetsy.wordpress.com Thankyou ♡

<§•§•§> For those interested in the Aether Nomad ongoing international project, do get in touch if you'd like to become involved as a Designer or Participant and I'll add you to the private Facebook group. Many thanks for your interest! <§•§•§>

Welcome to my Steampunk and Neo Victorian inspired shop! I am fast filling it with handmade, one-off items to enhance your outfit with thoughtful details. Do pop by and peruse the gear (pardon the pun). All items are made in Lincolnshire, UK. Local pick up by arrangement.
May you find Happiness, Health and all kinds of Wealth!!

Announcement
Last updated on Jan 8, 2016

♡ Victorian Inspired Originals for Extraordinary People ♡
All items are ~giftwrapped~ as a standard service. A short personalised note can be included if desired, just leave a note with your order. Thankyou for your custom!

~ Sign up to the monthly Newsletter at http://eepurl.com/4Sa0D ~

Also find The Navigatrix on Facebook,Twitter, Pinterest, Wanelo, Craftori, Tumblr and visit thenavigatrix on Instagram. Now a directory listing at www.misfitwedding.com

Blog: https://thenavigatrixonetsy.wordpress.com Thankyou ♡

<§•§•§> For those interested in the Aether Nomad ongoing international project, do get in touch if you'd like to become involved as a Designer or Participant and I'll add you to the private Facebook group. Many thanks for your interest! <§•§•§>

Welcome to my Steampunk and Neo Victorian inspired shop! I am fast filling it with handmade, one-off items to enhance your outfit with thoughtful details. Do pop by and peruse the gear (pardon the pun). All items are made in Lincolnshire, UK. Local pick up by arrangement.
May you find Happiness, Health and all kinds of Wealth!!

Sally-Ann Livingston

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Sally-Ann Livingston

Tribal Airship necklace - antique brass effect
US$19.63
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Something new is approaching. Jewellery storage! Keep an eye on TheNavigatrix on Etsy,Facebook and Twitter over the next few weeks ;)
Who has the key to your heart?
Every order giftwrapped, not just on #Valentines Day!
The Aether Nomads Project grew out of my tribal steampunk designs and the enthusiasm, co-creativity and imagination of our international collaborators. Would you like to join this arty tribe?
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About

My brother turned to me and said "Why not make your own shop?"

Have you ever looked back on your life only to realise that the hodge-podge journey you took actually blends together in a seamless flow of interconnectedness? Do you recognise how each experience built the foundations for the next? If you have and do, like The Navigatrix, you are then better prepared to envision your future course...

I have been inspired by my brother and a friend to find out more about Steampunk. Having been a Live Roleplayer since college, I loved the idea of the genre and as I learned more about it, the idea for a character came to mind and I decided to put together a costume.

I scoured the internet for the clothing but decided to make my own hairclip and gloves to go with it. This was the first time I had created a character without the guidance of a LRP rulebook! I was quite pleased with the effect of the hairclip, made entirely from re-used materials I had to hand. Having recently moved back to my native Lincolnshire I was setting up my Reiki practice once more and being a stay at home mum, funds were short.

So when the thought that people might like to buy these pretty clips popped into my head, I immediately asked my brother if I could perhaps have a little space in his shop (I knew nothing about Etsy at the time). He just turned to me and said: "Why not make your own shop?"

That idea opened the door to my creative 'makey' streak that I had so long ago abandoned to disillusionment. When my modelmaking career landed me in positions where I was mostly translating 2D plans into 3D models (mostly architectural), my dream of working in film and television evaporated. I had been inspired by such films as The Dark Crystal, Star Wars and The Neverending Story, growing up, so it was no wonder that I took to Live Roleplaying. I could make my own costumes, overcome years of shyness (honestly, it was like Art therapy!) and explore who I am.

Today, I have a keen interest in personal development as my journey took me from modelmaking to retrain as a Montessori Directress, working with 2-6 year olds. Simultaneously, I had a few Reiki sessions to relieve stress and ended up learning to treat myself and others.

Life has been very bumpy over the past few years but I come from a very resourceful, creative family, full of 'knit-wits' and 'sew and sews' as my Granny used to joke. I have found the courage to see myself for who I am and to be happy being me.

My Etsy shop is more than just an opportunity for me to express my creative urges, to make and sell jewellery and accessories. It is a point of consciousness, a place where I can both express my truth and have others offer my own reflection back to me, allowing me to correct my course if necessary. It is an opportunity to give and a lesson to be ever more grateful. It's a place I can share my story with those who genuinely choose to listen.

If you've read this far, you are one of those and I thank you. Perhaps you would like to treat yourself to one of my attractive creations?

Most of my materials are sourced from local charity shops (Goodwill stores ;). 'Upcycle' is a word I learned here! At a recent trade fair, people gave a very positive reaction upon hearing how items that I bought in charity shops were disassembled and the pieces re-used in new designs.

I usually prefer to use local craft suppliers for the few new elements. Other materials are either remnants, vintage bits found in the bottom of family member's sewing boxes or gifts of second-hand unwanted jewellery from neighbours and others. This has benefitted me by limiting materials but encouraging creativity, inspired me to never make anything the same twice (even most of my earrings are asymmetrical! ) and in sourcing materials locally but selling globally I feel that I have created a healthy, sustainable business model. Not at all the kind of 'model' I'm used to making!

Through the commendable support of the folks here at Etsy and the wonderful people I've met and befriended through the teams, I feel that I have found my next greatest vision of my life materialising.

My Aether Nomad Range has given rise to an international, co-creative art project. You can find out more by visiting The Aether Nomads Project on Facebook or using #ANProject on Twitter (and various other social media networks).

In pieces where I have commissioned or bought elements from Matt or other Etsy sellers, I will include a link to their shops.
My sincere gratitude to each and every individual who contributes to The Navigatrix, encouraging my happiness, health and various kinds of wealth. I wish the same for you: here's to your Happiness, Health and all kinds of Wealth,

With love,
Sally-Ann

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  • Sally-Ann Livingston

    Owner, Maker, Designer, I Source The Materials, Deal With Internet And Face To Face Marketing, Packing, Shipping And Making The Tea.

    I am a modelmaker with a Degree in Design Representation, a Montessori Diploma and am a practicing Reiki Teacher. I've been a Live Roleplayer for years and am now a Mum who has discovered Steampunk and renewed her self-esteem and inner Creatrix.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 28, 2015
Welcome to The Navigatrix, a little Steampunky corner of the internet, fueled only by inspiration and an overdue expression of artistic passion, bursting at the boiler seams.

This is a small enterprise run by a Mum in her spare time (yes, I make that too!). These one-off items are made from bits and bobs, found objects, leftover fabric scraps and other remnants with a (broadly defined) Steampunk theme, romantic and really quite personal, too. Custom orders are now accepted (Policy below).

So, come in and browse every now and then as I'll be adding things as they are made, as my muse allows...
Postscript~ From www.urbandictionary.com: "Navigatrix" -
A stylish woman with a map who can help you find your way.
A good woman to know and have in your life, especially if you are lost.
A woman whose map is not only geographical but also spiritual and esoteric, she may help you find your way geographically, spiritually and personally.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Other Method
Payment
How do I buy an item on Etsy? Visit: http://www.etsy.com/help/article/339

• Please read Coupon Code information carefully as some codes are only relevant to certain items. Buyers will be asked to refund the difference on erroneously used codes. TheNavigatrix retains the right to cancel a sale if not fully paid.

• Payment methods: Paypal is preferred but you can pay with debit or credit card.
TheNavigatrix accepts Etsy Gift Vouchers.

Be aware that e-checks can take up to five business days to clear. Your item will ship once payment is confirmed.

Postal Orders are accepted in the UK and International Money Orders for the rest of the world. The buyer assumes all additional fees, if any, for these methods of payment. The order will be shipped once payment has cleared.Please contact Sally-Ann if you wish to use this payment method, thankyou.

• Payment must be made as soon as possible after purchase, the limit being 30 days, after which time the sale will be voided.

• Overseas buyers are fully responsible for any Customs or Import Taxes incurred by delivery to their country.

• A Refund policy is available, for your peace of mind.
• As a buyer, you have the right to cancel at any time. Please contact the seller.
Shipping
• Items will be shipped once payment has cleared (except custom items which will be despatched when complete in 6-8 weeks maximum).
• You will receive notification of postage. Please allow 5 working days for this.
• Delivery times will vary depending on the service used.
• Some higher value items have higher postage listed to ensure that they are insured.

• For the UK, I will send it by Royal Mail 1st Class as standard. (1-2 working days)
If you require a Special Delivery service, **please contact me before purchase** so that I may edit and reserve the listing for you. Thankyou.

• For Worldwide destinations I use Royal Mail International Standard. *Not tracked*. Delivery within 3-5 working days within Europe; rest of the world 5-7 days.

• Some listings have the option to upgrade shipping, such as by Royal Mail Tracked and Signed services, which may be faster but also give the reassurance of being able to follow the progress of your purchase.

• If you wish to use alternate, speedier delivery services, please contact me before purchase so that I may edit and reserve the listing for you. This service is only available to certain destinations (otherwise it will be sent by International Standard).

• The seller takes no responsibility for lost items sent by an unregistered method. Please see the Refund Policy for more details.

• Overseas buyers will be responsible for any and all Customs and Import Taxes incurred through shipping to their country.
• It would be a courtesy for the buyer to let the seller know when the goods have arrived.

• Some materials used, such as feathers, are prohibited to import to certain countries.
It may on occassion be necessary for The Navigatrix to refuse and refund a sale on these grounds.

*** Please check that you are within your country's import laws if in doubt, before making a purchase, thankyou.***
Refunds and Exchanges
• Refunds are offered if necessary; please contact the seller as soon as possible
with details of why a refund is being requested.

• In the event of goods arriving either damaged or faulty, the buyer must inform the
seller immediately of the problem and return the item within 14 days in the UK, 30
days worldwide, to receive a refund.The buyer must assume the return postage.
Refunds will be given as soon as possible and within 6 months at the latest.

• A postage refund is given on insured items if damaged or faulty only.

• Items lost in the post - first, check with your neighbours or at an identical housenumber in a nearby street (this happened to me!)

If your item has not appeared 14 days after receipt of a shipping notification, please tell me. I will then cancel the order and refund you. If the shipping cost was more than standard postage, I will refund this separately, after the post office have refunded me.

• Cancellations will be refunded within 7 days.
Additional policies and FAQs
CUSTOM ITEM POLICY AND GUIDELINES

Custom order requests will generally be accepted bearing the following in mind:

~ If I have two commissions already ongoing, the customer will be offered a place on a waiting list.

~ Good communication is encouraged! Ideally, details can be worked out through Facebook messages so that I can show the customer choices of materials and work in progress. This requires accepting a Friend Request from Sally-Ann Livingston which either party can retract at any time. Alternatively, messaging via Etsy is encouraged.

~ Materials will be upcycled found items wherever possible, though new components may often be included. This will affect design possibilities.

~ Customers have 14 days in which to discuss a design. If, for any reason, Sally-Ann is absent or ill during this time it will not count against the customer's deadline. If the customer is absent or ill, Sally-Ann retains the right to see to a waiting customer first and come back to the original later.

~ After a design has been agreed upon and materials have been bought/gathered, no design alterations may be made.

~ Payment must be received in full before work begins.

~ Processing time is 6-8 weeks though I will always endeavour to create items well before that.

~ For Returns and Shipping Policies, see above *Additional note - returned custom items will be offered for general sale.


LOANING FOR PHOTOSHOOTS POLICY

• In return for quality copies of images that The Navigatrix may use for promotional purposes (model and photographer credited), items from the shop may be borrowed for up to eight weeks. This includes time taken to ship and return, globally. Local (UK) photographers and models may arrange to pick the items up in person.
Please observe these guidelines:

• Contact Sally-Ann Livingston through Etsy to reserve the items that you would like to borrow. You will then receive a link to a Reserved On Loan listing and a one off special coupon code. This will give you a 60% discount, the 40% paid acting as a deposit. You agree to pay this returnable cost as well as all non-returnable postage costs.

• Order your chosen items. On Loan items will be shipped using the lowest cost Tracked service available.

• Return the items after use via a reliable, trackable postal service. When received in saleable condition, The Navigatrix will refund the 'purchase' cost. If any item is damaged and therefore unfit to sell, The Navigatrix reserves the right to withhold the deposit.

• A special note on earrings: I cannot sell earrings for pierced ears that have been worn, for reasons of hygiene. If you would like to use any, I will charge £1 per pair which covers the replacement of the ear wires, making them saleable once more.

• Please note: items may only be borrowed in this manner twice, so as to be fit for sale. A note will be made in the item description of any products used in such a fashion.

• Remember, each item that The Navigatrix makes is an irreplaceable one-off. I kindly ask you to respect them as such. Good communication is expected and prints and/ or quality digital images are to be provided as soon as possible.

(I'm basically letting you use my stock for free so I'd appreciate pretty photos in return! Thankyou kindly!)