Saturday, December 21

Steampunk Spider Christmas Ornament by CatherinetteRings

Just listed on Etsy , Steampunk Spider Christmas Ornament : https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/155185628/steampunk-spider-christmas-ornament

* Happy Holidays Sale , Until Midnight 12pm EST.* 
Over 380 Steampunk , Goth and Victorian items for sale in our Etsy shop :https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/CatherinetteRings







Sunday, March 10



- I have been nominated as a Finalist for Best handmade Jewelry in the 2013 About.com Reader's Choice Awards 


You can vote for Catherinette Rings once per day here : 
http://diyfashion.about.com/b/2013/03/07/vote-now-best-handmade-jewelry-designer.htm 


Thank you for your support !





Tuesday, November 6

New Steampunk Jewelry

  Here's 4 new Steampunk Rings , They will be available soon in our online shop : http://www.etsy.com/shop/CatherinetteRings

- Steampunk Ring with amber in oxidized brass coloured metal
- Steampunk Ring with Vitrail Swarovski Crystal
- Steampunk Ring with 3 copper reptile taxidermy glass eyes
- Steampunk Ring with 3 blue taxidermy glass eyes


Over 300 Steampunk jewelry items in our ETSY shop : http://www.etsy.com/shop/CatherinetteRings





Steampunk Jewelry - RING - Triple BLUE taxidermy glass eye - SIZE 10.5

Tuesday, October 2

Steampunk Spider Lapel Pin Giveaway

For a long time i have been asked if i could make pins out of my Steampunk sculptures , it was an excellent idea , it reminded me of all the beautiful insect shaped accessories and Jewellery that were made during the Victorian era . So i've decided to start making them , So far i have made only 4 . 

#1 Steampunk Spider Lapel pin Sculpture with Chrysolite Swarovski Crystal and Antique Watch movement : https://www.etsy.com/listing/111012054/steampunk-spider-lapel-pin-sculpture

Steampunk Spider Lapel pin Sculpture with Chrysolite Swarovski Crystal and Antique Watch movement

#2 Steampunk Spider Lapel pin Sculpture with Ornate Antique Filigree Brass Jewel button with Ruby Red Stone Circa 1900 :https://www.etsy.com/listing/111009514/steampunk-spider-lapel-pin-sculpture


Steampunk Spider Lapel pin Sculpture with Ornate Antique Filigree Brass Jewel button with Ruby Red Stone Circa 1900

#3 Steampunk Spider Lapel pin Sculpture with blue dragon veins agate and antique watch movement :https://www.etsy.com/listing/71707275/steampunk-spider-lapel-pin-sculpture

Steampunk Spider Lapel pin Sculpture with blue dragon veins agate and antique watch movement



#4 and the last one which i'm giving away  : Steampunk Spider Lapel pin Sculpture , Purple with skull and Antique Watch movement .

I will announce the winner here on the 8th of october ( Columbus Day ) . 

And the Winner is Sandrine ! 
Thanks to all who participated and stay tune for more , I will make several spiders with your suggestions  in the following weeks . 



Friday, April 1

Catherinette Rings 3rd Anniversary

This month Catherinette Rings is celebrating it's 3rd Anniversary .

First let's start with a little bit for History :


Here's how it all started
, 3 years ago , Catherine took a 2 hours jewelry making lesson at home with a few friends .During the lesson she learned how to make basic wire rings . The rings she made were very colorful , she also has a good eye for matching colors and making designs since she is a professional graphic designer in the fashion industry . After she made the rings , she received many compliments and many people wanted to buy the rings she made . By nature i always had a good sense for business ,
so I encouraged her to buy some materials , offered to take the pictures and try to sell them on a site i heard about , ETSY . That's when Catherinette Rings was created .

This is the first ring we sold on ETSY on April 19 ,
only 7 days after opening our ETSY shop.




After seeing that we had some results , i decided to give it a try and made a few rings. Here's the first one i made and sold on ETSY :

First ring of mine sold on April 22nd 2008


A few days later , i invented a new style , i called it the Kubix .I sold tons of them in the first year and they were often featured on the Etsy frontpage . During this period i decided to quit my job and work full-time on this project .


First kubix sold on May 7Th 2008




After showing the rings i made to a friend
He told me what i was doing was somewhat Steampunk . I research the subject and fell in love with this culture . I always liked Steampunk but i didn't know there was a name for it .
After investigating what steampunk was i knew exactly what i wanted to make .

That's when i made my first steampunk ring .

Here's the first one i sold . It was sold within only a few hours after i put it for sale on ETSY .

First steampunk Ring sold on the 2nd of June 2008 :


This is what paved the way to everything that followed :

25 January 2009 - Mention in Fashion Magazine Clind'oeil Article about ETSY
26 February 2009 - Article in the Newspaper Le Voir about Steampunk
May 2009 - Picture of my jewelry in Jean Campbell Steampunk Style Jewelry: Victorian, Fantasy, and Mechanical Necklaces, Bracelets, and Earrings

21 May 2009 - Steampunk D&D Beholder sculpture featured on BoingBoing.com


Steampunk Sculpture - BEHOLDER ROBOT - Reptile Taxidermy glass eye - RELIC - This piece was displayed at the Museum of the History of Science Oxford UK and BoingBoing.com - READ THE STORY in the description
24 May 2009 - Steampunk Spider featured in Daily Deviation on Deviant Art
30 May 2009 - Attended Grand Picnic Victorien Montreal
7 June 2009 - LARP - Attended INDUSTRIA 1859 - Montréal
13 June 2009 - Featured in the innovation section of WGSN.com
13 October 2009 - Participation in The first Steampunk Exhibition to be held at a Major Museum ,The Museum of the History of Science Oxford UK
December 2009 - Article in the Ottawa Magazine about Steampunk
14 january 2010 - The Incredible Steampunk Jewelry Photography of Daniel Proulx
2 February 2010 - Steampunk Robot Ring featured in Daily Deviation on Deviant Art

20 February 2010 - Article about Steampunk in Montreal in the Gazette Newspaper
21 February 2010 - Final Day of the Steampunk Exhibition :
Art Donovan Curator of the Exhibition and Jim Bennett Director of the Museum , Member of the Victorian Steampunk Society . Artists present were Ian Crichton, (Herr Doktor-UK), Daniel Proulx, (Canada) and James Richardson Brown (UK)
9-10 March 2010 - Meeting with Lee Ann Farruga and Pat of Steampunk Ottawa .
16 April 2010 - Montreal's Jewelers School
31 July 2010 - Grand Picnic Victorien Montreal
27 to 29 August - Special Guest at FanExpo Canada . Steampunk Meet-and-Greet Soiree at the Royal York Library Bar , participation in the “Steampunk 101” panel and more …
Upcoming Events :

Spring 2011 : Feature in The Art of Steampunk: Extraordinary Devices and Ingenious Contraptions from the Leading Artists of the Steampunk Movement

2011 : Feature in 1,000 Steampunk Creations: Neo-Victorian Fashion, Gear, and Art (1000 Series)


2011 : Canadian National Steampunk Exhibition .

Will also be vending at a few Hot-Air Balloon events .

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We will celebrate our 3rd anniversary ,
With Catherine's favorite colors
And Daniel's designs .

Here's the first limited edition ring available on ETSY .


To see more limited edition Rings , follow me on Facebook.
I will post new colorful designs on my facebook fans page as i create them .





Thanks for all your support !



Thursday, March 24

Steampunk Rings with Watch Movement

Steampunk Rings with Watch Movement

I recently received a special request from a customer to make steampunk rings with watch movement from a ring they bought somewhere else . For a long time i did'nt want to make any because I'm convinced that i can make steampunk jewelry without having to always put gears and clockwork in them . There's many other characteristics found in the Aesthetics of Steampunk .

I see a lot of steampunk jewelry that are simply made from mass produced adjustable ring base with glued watch movement . I agree that it does look good but those adjustable ring base are far from comfortable . Also nothing of it is handmade by the person who glue them .

So i decided to mix the idea of having a watch movement attached to my own Original design.
The band are made by hand using wire that i solidly shape into a comfortable ring .
The rings are not adjustable but i can make custom size on request , just send me a convo on Etsy and i will make a similar ring for you .

Do you prefer Steampunk Jewelry with or without watch movement ?




Friday, December 24

Steampunk Jewelry 2010 - 2011

This year has been the most amazing and i have a lot of new items i plan to make in 2011 .

Here's some of the newest addition to my collection :

Steampunk Jewelry - Necklace - Pink Faceted Supreme Quality Diamond Cut Glass Gem Stone Jewel - VICTORIAN


Steampunk Jewelry - Necklace - Vintage Pink Pear Shape Faceted Supreme Quality Diamond Cut Glass Gem Stone Jewel - VICTORIAN


Steampunk Bracelet - Purple Czech Glass Art Deco Dragonfly Button with Amethyst - Limited availability

Steampunk Jewelry - RING - Chrysolite Green Swarovski Crystal

Steampunk Jewelry - RING - Copper with Volcano Swarovski Crystal


Here's some of my Best Sellers from 2010 :

Steampunk Jewelry - RING - Burgundy Swarovski Crystal

Steampunk Jewelry - RING - Light Amethyst Svarovski Crystal

Steampunk Jewelry - RING - Aquamarine Blue Swarovski Crystal

Steampunk Jewelry on Warehouse 13 - RING - SERAPHINITE - Seen on TV: This ring is worn by Allison Scagliotti ( Claudia Donovan ) in Warehouse 13 season 2 .

Steampunk Jewelry - RING - Vitrail Svarovski Crystal : Swarovski doesn't make this shape of Crystals in the Vitrail color anymore , I found those in old vintage boxes that my supplier kept for longer than the computer could record . Fortunately i got a very good quantity to last until 2012 . I also have some vintage bermuda blue .

Steampunk Jewelry - Necklace - Silver Tone Octopus


Steampunk Goth Jewelry - Necklace - Black and Red Rose Cameo - Black Onyx

Steampunk Goth Jewelry - Necklace - White on Hazy Black Skeleton Lolita portrait Cameo

Steampunk Jewelry - Necklace - Rosy Pink Antique Victorian Lady Portrait Cameo and Dark Purple Glass






In 2011 , the Lab Opal rings are going to comeback !!! Stay tuned .