Chanchala

Steampunk Jewelry, Personalised Cufflinks, Bugs, Clocks

Brighton, United Kingdom · 3423 Sales

Chanchala

Steampunk Jewelry, Personalised Cufflinks, Bugs, Clocks

Brighton, United Kingdom 3423 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Chanchala

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Chanchala is taking a short break

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Note from shop owner Hello & thanks for coming by! We are closed for a coupe of weeks and re-opening on:

Wednesday 8th February 2017

We're still checking messages regularly, so feel free to get in touch. Processing times (time before an order is ready to post out) once shop opens are: 3 to 6 working days, including for personalised items.

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Jan 23, 2017

Hello & thanks for coming by! We are closed for a coupe of weeks and re-opening on:

Wednesday 8th February 2017

We're still checking messages regularly, so feel free to get in touch. Processing times (time before an order is ready to post out) once shop opens are: 3 to 6 working days, including for personalised items.

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A window into my Saturday - almost finished with this silver magnifier necklace. Also, quite good for my right biceps musclegrinning
Personalised Steampunk tie bars are here! Add a message on the back for the wearer's eyes only!
NEW! A twist on the Secret Locket - Secret Message Bar Necklace! Personalise with your text & hide it away!
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About

Beautiful pieces of history..

Meet Mr Tortoise. I found him in a reject pile in Sri Lanka because he had a defective shell. I promptly adopted him, and gave him a 'Steampunk' shell. He was so popular that I made a mould of him so others can enjoy their own defective little Steampunk pet.

Most of my pieces are made from found objects which are old and unwanted. My line of Steampunk jewellery began with a pile of old watch and clock parts which got caught in the 2004 Tsunami, courtesy of my Dad. He owns a shop in southern Sri Lanka which was badly damaged. There is so much joy in turning such a tragedy into beautiful pieces of history.

I offer an extensive range of personalised accessories for men. These started with a pair of personalised cuff links I made as a surprise for my husband-to-be on our wedding day several years ago. They were so loved that I introduced several designs online which have been extremely popular. These, along with matching custom tie bars, are currently my best sellers.

Prior to being a Designer/Maker, I was an experimental researcher in Engineering – and I think this comes across in my jewellery – both in the mechanical bits & bobs I recycle, and in my range of media - I love a challenge when it comes to turning junk into wonderful things you will adore. I also love it when things are beautiful, functional and personal!

Each piece here is unique, and my lines are transient, like my name, Chanchala, which means ‘ever changing’.

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Shop members

  • Chanchala

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

  • Ewa

    Assistant

Manufacturers

  • Shapeways

    Eindhoven, Netherlands

    A select few of my original designs and 3 dimensional drawings are 3D printed to a high standard by Shapeways on their state of the art 3D printers.

  • Weston Beamor

    Birmingham, England, United Kingdom

    A select few of my designs are expertly cast for me by Weston Beamor in fine Silver and Bronze. All pieces are assembled and finished in my workshop in Brighton.

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More information

Last updated on Dec 6, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Processing time

This is the time it takes me to prepare an order before it can be shipped. This varies for individual items so please check individual listings under the 'Shipping & Policies' tab. General processing times are: 1 - 3 working days for most items & 3 to 5 working days for most personalised items.

Shipping / delivery estimate

These are the statements by Royal Mail regarding their delivery aims & generally I have found these to be true:

UK: 1 - 2 working days;

Europe: 3 - 5 working days;

USA: 5 - 7 working days;

Worldwide (incl. Canada, Australia): 1 - 2 weeks;

Please note however that these are delivery aims from Royal Mail (& in no way guaranteed delivery times). International shipping can on occasion take up to 3 or 4 weeks.

Non delivery

I always obtain tracking/certificates of posting. If anything doesn't reach you for any reason, please note I must wait 5 weeks from the date of posting before I can refund/replace. All lost post claims are passed on to Royal Mail for investigation/tracing. Once Royal Mail has concluded its investigations, should the parcel not turn up, I will refund you / send out a replacement.

Further Questions?

Do feel free to get in touch with any questions. I respond quickly.