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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, hung out with, pestered and enjoyed conversing with several lovely people this week at the North American Science Fiction Convention. I’m not necessarily so sure they enjoyed talking to me, but I appreciate their indulgence. I met… * Craig Cummings, the gentleman pictured above, left, creator of marvelous steampunk regalia and impromptu master […]

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

For those of you who didn’t already see my tweets and Facebook posts, I wanted to mention that 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 […]

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 […]