Fantasy, Steampunk, Literary & Gothic handmade jewelry

Amersham, United Kingdom
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Announcement    Welcome to The Arkana Workshop, full of unique, handmade, alternative jewellery!. A perfect stop for gifts or treats for yourself!


Last updated on Dec 2, 2021

Welcome to The Arkana Workshop, full of unique, handmade, alternative jewellery!. A perfect stop for gifts or treats for yourself!



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Alexandra Howard

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Alexandra Howard


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"While I work on some new pendants (too early for WIP pics) I thought you may like to see the latest pictures of my polymer clay mermaid. This is one for my own wall and I'm very excited, looking at the empty space above my desk..."
"The first of five spoonie necklaces has listed this morning... this one is turquoise with other colours following throughout the day!"
"After a few weeks busy with the family I was gifted some time to get my latest spoonie spoon pendants necklace photographed. All being well (trying not to laugh as I type that) I will list them in the morning! spoonspoonspoonspoonspoonspoon"
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About TheArkanaWorkshop

Sales 1,867
On Etsy since 2012

My story so far...

In my everyday life I look for beauty and pleasing forms everywhere. I walk for hours each day partly out of necessity but also for pleasure and am always sure to notice my surroundings. To see the new things the world has to show me in a rural town which changes daily with the seasons. I am charmed by nature in all its forms and colours, delight in the patterns made on metal by rust and peeling paint, and adore the artistry in the creations of others, past and present. When I’m not absorbed in my own art and craft, or busy rearing my two energetic and excitable children, I love to make jewellery for The Arkana Workshop that people will find beautiful, enjoy wearing and almost definitely attract a compliment or three!

I craft my unique statement pieces using any materials I can get my hands on and although my main medium is polymer clay which I have spent years learning the possibilities and properties of, a proportion of my jewellery sale profits go into the procurement of new supplies – metal colouring products, shaping tools, art resin, inks, beads and shimmering rhinestones. I believe in lifelong learning and constantly develop my knowledge and skills so that I can fill my shop with an ever-growing and always evolving assortment of pieces for individuals who love to wear something special and own something that brings them sheer joy.

My deep connection with nature, history and science coupled with my love of Gothic , Victorian and Steampunk art inspire my designs and I carry a sketchbook with me wherever I go to jot down the ideas that float up from the depths of my subconscious mind when I least expect it! I am a complete magpie when it comes to hunting out new or old shiny things to add to my toolbox or treasure collection, to use when a new design demands it and love nothing more than a rummage through an old button tin or a box in the corner of a reclamation shop!

With my business I am meticulous when it comes to quality, comfort, durability of my pieces and customer service. I want everybody to have a memorable, five star experience shopping with me and for my customers all around the world to love what they have bought for years to come! I am honoured when shoppers return to add to their own collections or to gift my pieces to their nearest and dearest.

I feel incredibly lucky that crafting and selling my jewellery is what I do for a living. I tried many different careers in my younger days but the first time I truly felt like myself was when I opened my Etsy shop. It was the quirky market stall filled with handmade wares that I had always wanted but without the cold early mornings of the great British outdoors at dawn. I hope that you feel able to approach me via Etsy messages with any questions or comments as if I were stood on the other side of a wooden trestle table and even more that you enjoy browsing my virtual display counter!

Thank you for your time! It is always gratefully received.

You will find various links in my shop including 'The Arkana Workshop by Alexandra Howard' on Facebook. Like and follow me to see new artwork and chat about my latest projects. I also upload daily photos of beautiful things I have come across to my Instagram feed and share new and in progress artwork on my Instagram stories. You will also find a link to my Pinterest collections too.

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  • Alexandra Louise Howard

    Owner, Designer, Curator, Sole Artist And Business Owner

    My name is Alexandra and this is The Arkana Workshop ~ Home to my unique and colourful creations! You'll find an array of tentacles, eyes, flowers and hearts in Gothic, Steampunk and Fantasy style...

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Last updated on May 18, 2022
Frequently asked questions
Gift wrapping and packaging

All items will arrive gift-boxed in recycled packaging, ready to present if you are buying for someone special, or as something beautiful to open if you are treating yourself!
The green bubble wrap I purchase is biodegradable. The presence of any other packaging materials inside your package (padding, clear bubble wrap etc.) will be as a result of my re-using materials I have recieved when doing my own shopping.

Sizing details

All relevant dimensions can be found in the listing for an individual item.

Care instructions

Detailed care instructions will arrive with your piece.

Wholesale availability

Wholesale is not available.