sleeplessstoryteller

Industrial & Neo Victorian Upcycled & Salvaged Designs

Vancouver, Canada · 231 Sales

sleeplessstoryteller

Industrial & Neo Victorian Upcycled & Salvaged Designs

Vancouver, Canada 231 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(93)

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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Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/sleeplessstoryteller
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/sleeplesss
Twitter: http://twitter.com/sleepless_ca
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Copyright © 2014 Christine Hart. All rights reserved.

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.
_______________________________________________________________

Social Media

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/sleeplessstoryteller
Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/sleeplesss
Twitter: http://twitter.com/sleepless_ca
_______________________________________________________________

Copyright © 2014 Christine Hart. All rights reserved.

Christine Hart

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Christine Hart

Trust Me Steampunk Letterpress Pendant
US$44.00
Clockwork Compartment Ring
US$18.00
Home Nostalgic Trashion Computer Key Ring
US$20.00
Steel Shotgun Shell Ring
US$16.00
Upcycled Idea Emerald Choker
US$38.00
Unscrewed Industrial Rose Ring
US$24.00
Ember Eye Mechanical Pod Ring
US$20.00
Amethyst-powered Time Traveller Medallion
US$48.00
Mechanical Ocean Bouquet Ring
US$22.00
Brass Pulley Meccano Ring
US$14.00
Woodland Winding Copper Statement Necklace
US$48.00
Royal Blue Bearing Ring
US$16.00
Atlantean Relic Amazonite and Jade Pendant
US$38.00
Urban Aquamarine Eye Amulet
US$22.00
Vintage Violet Eye Brass Necklace
US$26.00
Bullet Blossom Choker
US$30.00
Dieselpunk Pansy Pendant
US$20.00
Copper Gunmetal Vacuum Tube Necklace
US$32.00
Flash in the Moonlight Teardrop Pendant
US$30.00
Matrix Harlequin Digital Diva Choker
US$34.00
Temporal Distortion Brass & Steel Pendant
US$46.00
Oilslick Aurora Daisy Pendant
US$28.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(93)
Celeste

Celeste on Apr 2, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful necklace and definitely a favorite. I couldn't wait to wear it!

b9topar

b9topar on Jan 5, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Received my order before expected. Excellent quality and workmanship, LOVE IT!!!

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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

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
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 :)