spankyspanglerdesign

Wearable Neo Victorian/Steampunk Art

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom On Etsy since 2009

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spankyspanglerdesign

Wearable Neo Victorian/Steampunk Art

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom | 3,425 Sales

Announcement    *CHRISTMAS AND COVID*

If you are placing an order intended as a Christmas gift please note that parcels are taking a little while longer due to the pandemic;

Items within the UK are taking up to a week longer on top of the usual 2-4 days, items posted to Europe are currently taking up to 4 weeks depending on the location and international orders are taking on average 7 weeks to reach their destination so please take this into consideration when placing an order. I offer an expedited service for International orders if you require this, please message me for more information.

My mission is to recycle old watch and clock parts and turn them into wearable pieces of art.

If you would like anything made based on one of my designs, or a custom steampunk item, please send me a message with details of what you require.

Announcement

Last updated on Oct 31, 2020

*CHRISTMAS AND COVID*

If you are placing an order intended as a Christmas gift please note that parcels are taking a little while longer due to the pandemic;

Items within the UK are taking up to a week longer on top of the usual 2-4 days, items posted to Europe are currently taking up to 4 weeks depending on the location and international orders are taking on average 7 weeks to reach their destination so please take this into consideration when placing an order. I offer an expedited service for International orders if you require this, please message me for more information.

My mission is to recycle old watch and clock parts and turn them into wearable pieces of art.

If you would like anything made based on one of my designs, or a custom steampunk item, please send me a message with details of what you require.

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About spankyspanglerdesign

Sales 3,425
On Etsy since 2009

Recycling clock and watches into wearable art since 2009

I recycle broken watches/bulbs and turn them into wearable pieces of art. I use vintage and antique clock and watch parts, movements and cogs for my creations, along with vintaj brass and sterling silver charms, chains and findings and anything else I can find.

Steampunk has changed my lifestyle quite a bit as I spend almost every spare moment making bits and pieces and sourcing new materials (and old ones). I also sell my items at craft fairs and even conventions, especially if it has a science fiction theme. My more elaborate designs can be found on display in art galleries across the North East.

I must admit, I'm a bit of a geek. I first discovered Steampunk through my interest in Cyberpunk, a kind of futuristic version of Steampunk. I particularly liked the evocative look and design of the neo-Victorian style which I try to apply to my work. My jewellery, sculptures and anthropomorpic illustrations - are all influenced by the sub-genre of science fiction in some way, with its prominent elements of fictional technological inventions. I started out experimenting with some old watch movements, turning them into earrings which sold quite well, I then moved on to necklaces, these designs took inspiration from traditional Victorian mourning necklaces and chokers. After that I became interested in and moved on to Steampunk militaria, my collection includes pocket watches/kilt pin brooches made to look like old military medals. My latest creations incorporate old lightbulbs, these are used to create clockwork creatures, which include dragonflies, wasps, spiders, bees and flies.

The look and technology of the Victorian era sitting alongside impossible machinery or fantastic creatures is inspiring. Manga and films such as Howls Moving Castle, Steamboy, Metropolis, Iron Giant, Lemony Snicket's Series of Unfortunate Events and Return to Oz have all influenced me in some way. Also books by Victorian authors such as Arthur Conan Doyle, Charles Dickens and HG Wells along with graphic novels such as The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and Neotopia.

My anthropomorpic illustrations take influence from whimsical childhood memories; Alice in Wonderland, Brer Rabbit, Wind in the Willows, Rupert Bear and Tales from Fern Hollow, along with my obsession for collecting Sylvanian Families!

My work has been featured in various blogs and online magazines. One of my insect bulb brooches was purchased by a CEO of a Japanese recycling company and the image used in their promotional material. The BBC used one of my brooches for a presenter (Hannah Fry) to wear in a documentary. My work is also included in the collection by Victoriana Lady Lisa in her book International Steampunk Fashions.

Shop members

  • Denise Humphrey

    Owner, Designer

    The items in my shop - steampunk jewellery, sculptures and illustrations - are all influenced by the sub-genre of science fiction in some way. My latest creations incorporate old lightbulbs, used to create clockwork bees, wasps, flies and spiders.

Shop policies

Last updated on September 12, 2020

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
If your item arrives and it not as described, please email me. I will send you a MyHermes shipping label to return the item via their Parcelshop. If you choose to use a different service to return your item, I will cover up to the cost of the shipping label. If you require a refund, you will receive your original postage cost back as part of your refund.

If your item is lost or damaged in transit, replacements will be sent out free of charge. You do not need to return your damaged item, but I will need photographic evidence of the damage.

If the item isn't as you expected, you can return it but you will only receive a refund for the cost of the item. Buyer pays return postage.


All returns must be packaged securely *PLEASE NOTE* If a returned item is damaged due to insufficient packaging you will only receive 60% of the original total.
Payment
I accept cheques and postal orders, as well as payment via Paypal and Etsy direct.
Shipping
The amount charged for postage and packing includes the following:

(a) Handling charge to cover postage costs

(b) Packaging materials

(d) Sourcing/admin costs as I do purchase items worldwide.

Etsy will combine postage for multiple purchases.

I will ship worldwide, please message me before you purchase an item if you require a international tracking.
Additional policies and FAQs
Copyright Notice

Copyright © 2020 Denise Humphrey
The content of http://www.etsy.com/shop/spankyOspangler; jewellery designs, graphics and images are subject to copyright. Any unauthorized use by any person or entity will render them responsible and liable to Spanky Spangler Design for appropriate compensation and other costs, regardless of whether the person has profited or is responsible for such unauthorized use.

More information

Last updated on Apr 20, 2016
Frequently asked questions
Do the bulbs used in the insect brooches light up?

No, the bulbs are recycled and no longer work.

What size are the insect brooches?

The smallest brooch (tiny fly brooch) measures approx. 2.5cm long. The medium size bulb brooches measure approx. 6cm in length and the largest brooches measure 8cm in length.

Will you send me my digital download?

Digital download files are available on your Etsy purchases page.