Here are some of your new necklace design for 2014 . The designs are mainly inspired by Victorian Style with a touch of Steampunk. We have added octagon shaped jewel to the collection with an antique mechanism as the focal point.
- 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
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 .
#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 .
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 :
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
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 :
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 ?