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Bat World necklace

1st October 2012 | Closed

I made this pendant a few months ago & donated it to Bat World. I drew the words and bat by hand with a Sharpie, submerged in ferric chloride to acid etch the image into the metal, then polished, hammered and domed the pendant and put it on a brass chain. Bats are a traditional […]

Playing “I Spy” in Jen’s studio…

27th March 2011 | 0 Comments

I thought it would be fun to show you some pictures of my studio. It used to be a whole room until I had children. Now the “studio” is just an immense desk with shelves above and drawers below. These are pictures taken of the table top on March 26, 2011. After I took these […]

The “Winged Heart Ring” finds its way home

12th February 2011 | Closed

A result of my foray into the creation of handmade silver rings. Fine silver – 99.9% pure silver, not the 92.9% of sterling. Winged heart, darkened with an application of antiquing solution. This is a handmade, one-of-a-kind item, created in my private studio with a butane torch, chasing hammer and mini-anvil. The owner of this […]

Learning to make silver rings

10th September 2010 | Closed

Just finished a fine silver ring making class with Tiffany at Ornamentea. I made both of the rings in this pic. Watch for some interesting things in the future!

Notes from NASFIC

8th August 2010 | Closed

I met several lovely people this week at the North American Science Fiction Convention. * Craig Cummings, the gentleman pictured above, left, creator of marvelous steampunk regalia and impromptu master of ceremonies at the Steampunk Fashion Show. * John G. Hemry, author of the Stark’s War, Paul Sinclair and Lost Fleet series, and just the […]

Steampunk book sighting

16th April 2010 | Closed

Just found “STEAMPUNK STYLE JEWELRY” by Jean Campbell in my latest Rings & Things catalog supplement. I know it’s also sold at Amazon and other bookstores, but it’s still fun to come across it and to know I’m in there! Here’s a scan of the catalog page.

Steampunk Style Jewelry book released early!

16th December 2009 | Closed

The book “Steampunk Style Jewelry” by Jean Campbell was released earlier than expected. It is now available on Amazon for ordering in time for the holidays. I have a copy right here in front of me, and I can tell you it’s gorgeous. Not only does it include three of my own original jewelry projects […]

Steampunk Jewelry Book

21st May 2009 | Closed

I’m in a book! Steampunk-Style Jewelry: A Maker’s Collection of Victorian, Fantasy, and Mechanical Designs by Jean Campbell will feature some of my own original jewelry, including step-by-step how-to instructions explaining how they were made. Other artists who contributed to the book: Melanie Brooks, Andrew Thornton, Cynthia Deis, Jamie Hogsett, Jane Mormino, Margot Potter, Barbe […]

Celtic Crescent Moon Knot

5th March 2009 | 2 Comments

This is my own original Celtic Crescent Moon Knot design. I drew it with pen and ink several years ago, then later reworked it into a digital image using GIMP. I’ve sold t-shirts, magnets and other merchandise with this design. It is copyright to me as its creator and commercial use without my permission is […]

Radium caution

30th January 2009 | 1 Comment

I just found out that some watch faces and hands were painted with radium in the early 1900’s, to make them glow in the dark. According to a thread I found at the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors, another on eBay, and an Australian government website, the radium is not a problem so […]