sleeplessstoryteller

Industrial & Neo Victorian Upcycled & Salvaged Designs

Vancouver, Canada · 248 Sales

sleeplessstoryteller

Industrial & Neo Victorian Upcycled & Salvaged Designs

Vancouver, Canada 248 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(100)

Announcement   Looking for a unique and handmade piece of watch part or computer part jewellery? Geeky, neo-victorian, science-fiction, contraption-inspired, funky jewellery brought to you by a restless British Columbia writer. Designs for eclectic people with a sense of adventure in their style.

Each especially odd piece is made by recycling gears, gadgets, home computers and electronic components into trashion jewellery and accessories.

All my creations are based on my love of steampunk, cyberpunk, geek-chic, trashion, kitsch, and Victorian style. I upcycle vintage jewellery whenever possible and reuse chain, findings, and stones.
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Twitter: http://twitter.com/sleepless_ca
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Copyright © 2016 Christine Hart. All rights reserved.

Announcement

Last updated on Dec 20, 2016

Looking for a unique and handmade piece of watch part or computer part jewellery? Geeky, neo-victorian, science-fiction, contraption-inspired, funky jewellery brought to you by a restless British Columbia writer. Designs for eclectic people with a sense of adventure in their style.

Each especially odd piece is made by recycling gears, gadgets, home computers and electronic components into trashion jewellery and accessories.

All my creations are based on my love of steampunk, cyberpunk, geek-chic, trashion, kitsch, and Victorian style. I upcycle vintage jewellery whenever possible and reuse chain, findings, and stones.
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Social Media

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/sleeplessstoryteller
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/sleeplesss
Twitter: http://twitter.com/sleepless_ca
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Copyright © 2016 Christine Hart. All rights reserved.

Christine Hart

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Christine Hart

Motor Winding Sunburst Sprite Brooch
Motor Winding Sunburst Sprite Brooch
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Crystal-powered 20 Gauge Pendant
Crystal-powered 20 Gauge Pendant
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Dark Cherry Window Rockabilly Pendant
Dark Cherry Window Rockabilly Pendant
$16.00
Wheel of Copper Winding Gear Pendant
Wheel of Copper Winding Gear Pendant
$26.00
Scarab Dial Asymmetrical Pendant
Scarab Dial Asymmetrical Pendant
$22.00
Simply Elegant Movement Ring
Simply Elegant Movement Ring
$14.00
New World Noblewoman's Necklace
New World Noblewoman's Necklace
$28.00
Sleeping Golden Gaia Brass Necklace
Sleeping Golden Gaia Brass Necklace
$30.00
Blasted Harvest Moon Gears & Bullet Pendant
Blasted Harvest Moon Gears & Bullet Pendant
$36.00
Regulated Moments Pocket Watch Parts Pendant
Regulated Moments Pocket Watch Parts Pendant
$34.00
Steel Shotgun Shell Ring
Steel Shotgun Shell Ring
$16.00
Brass Butterfly Martini
Brass Butterfly Martini
$18.00
Dieselpunk Daisy in Chocolate and Gunmetal
Dieselpunk Daisy in Chocolate and Gunmetal
$28.00
Matrix Harlequin Digital Diva Choker
Matrix Harlequin Digital Diva Choker
$34.00
Classic Copper Skeleton Key & Knocker
Classic Copper Skeleton Key & Knocker
$16.00
Industrial Abstract Orb Pendant
Industrial Abstract Orb Pendant
$24.00
Copper Clover Bouquet Winding Necklace
Copper Clover Bouquet Winding Necklace
$24.00
Floral Gears Brass & Teal Butterfly Pendant
Floral Gears Brass & Teal Butterfly Pendant
$24.00
Military Medal Pendant in Steel and Violet
Military Medal Pendant in Steel and Violet
$10.00
Military Medal Pendant in Brass and Navy
Military Medal Pendant in Brass and Navy
$10.00
Springpunk Blossom and Butterfly Drape Necklace
Springpunk Blossom and Butterfly Drape Necklace
$34.00
Springpunk Blossom and Butterfly Drape Necklace
Springpunk Blossom and Butterfly Drape Necklace
$34.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(100)
Celeste

Celeste on May 4, 2017

5 out of 5 stars
Verified purchase

Such a pretty necklace! Love it!

itzmel

itzmel on Mar 14, 2017

5 out of 5 stars
Verified purchase

quick ship. Pendant is even more beautiful than photo portrays!

itzmel

itzmel on Mar 14, 2017

5 out of 5 stars
Verified purchase

quick ship. quite a lovely ring!

Celeste

Celeste on Jan 20, 2017

5 out of 5 stars
Verified purchase

Love this celestial piece with modern flare. It speaks to me! Fun!!!

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About

Everybody’s got a story ... especially writers

Sleepless Storyteller began, like many creative endeavours, as a hobby. My work as a writer has kept me busy since 1998, but I’ve always enjoyed crafting, painting, photography - all that fun stuff.

Too petite for most rings, bracelets and chokers, I learned to make my own jewellery, starting with basic beading techniques. I slowly advanced in fits and starts, like any hobby-level skill.

During a slowdown on my second novel, I had too much spare time on my hands. Before I knew it, my creations started morphing and multiplying. And multiplying.

Building on my beading knowledge, I moved to wire-wrapping, sawing, polishing, and shaping using files and small power tools. Now, I work primarily with recycled watch, computer, electronic, and vintage toy parts, making each piece of jewellery distinctive and unique.

After launching an Etsy store in January 2009, I started offering my baubles in alternative boutiques in Victoria, Vancouver and Florida.

Since then, Sleepless Storyteller has been to Victoria's Rock n' Roll Market, the Victoria Steam Expo, the Victoria LoudSpeaker Festival and VCON, Vancouver's annual science fiction convention. Sleepless Storyteller has also been featured on Haute Macabre and the ReFab Diaries with mentions on the Canadian Goth Fashion Pages and in the Victoria Times Colonist.

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  • Christine Hart

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Located on BC's beautiful West Coast, I create steampunk-style and industrial-inspired handmade jewellery. I also write novels, but that's another story.

Shop policies

Last updated on February 14, 2015
I've opened this store to share my arts & crafts, mostly because I've found myself making more jewellery and artwork than I can wear or give as gifts.

So rather than tucking each creation into a box, never to be worn or loved again, they're making an appearance here on Etsy.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
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  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Payment
Payment is due at the time of purchase. I accept PayPal, which in turn allows you to use a credit card. I do not accept money orders or cheques at this time.
Shipping
I ship most items in boxes, inside a bubble wrap mailer. I use Canada Post and ship from Vancouver, BC.

If you're in Canada, this will be Regular Parcel service.
www.canadapost.ca/eb/business/mailing-and-shipping

If you're in the US or overseas, this will be Small Packet USA and International service.
www.canadapost.ca/eb/business/mailing-and-shipping#us

I do my best to ship all Small Packets the day after you make a purchase. For delivery windows, please review the Canada Post links above.

TRACKING & INSURANCE

Please be aware that Small Packet service does not include tracking or insurance. If you require tracking and/or insurance, please add the shipping upgrade to your purchase. I am not able to refund or replace parcels not covered by insurance. Likewise, I won't be able to assist in locating parcels not enabled with tracking.

RUSH SERVICE

The fastest shipping option I offer is Canada Post's Xpresspost service. This is a 2-day option for most North American addresses.
Refunds and Exchanges
Please contact me if, for any reason, you are unhappy with your purchase. As an online customer myself, I am whole-heartedly committed to making sure you have a positive experience with my store.

Please keep in mind that my jewellery is handmade and not designed to withstand 24-hr wear. I recommend removing all my jewellery and accessories before washing, showering, while sleeping, during sports, and/or any other rough activities.

A note on my brooches: these pieces are not designed for outerwear. By that, I'm suggesting they be worn on a blazer or sweater, rather than a coat or jacket.

Refunds and exchanges will be handled on a case-by-case basis, but as above, please contact me if you have any concerns and I will definitely work with you to resolve them.
Additional policies and FAQs
To give you a general idea on materials, just about everything is recycled. My pieces include plastic, metal, beads, wire, chips, circuits, clockwork gears, plus a selection of computer components and electronic parts.

If you have any questions or would like additional photos of any item, convo me and I would be happy to accommodate you :)