Saturday, May 19, 2012

Design Steampunk Statement Necklaces


Today I want to talk about an effective way to add beauty and value to your vintage-inspired or steampunk-themed jewellery creations. Layering can be done with charms, stampings, enamel flowers, watch parts and more. Use bright colours, pastels, or all metal tones for varied effects. Coordinate with complementary beads and chain to enhance your colour scheme and solidify the theme of your work.

If layers sounds like something you'd like to try with your next steampunk or vintage design, all you need to do to get started is to choose a sub-theme, such as Victorian, Egyptian, western, nautical, sci-fi, spring gardens, or whatever imagery inspires your imagination.

I'm sharing a few supplies from Beyond Junk that can accent your creations, along with a Treasury of the best examples I found on Etsy. Enjoy!

'Lovely Layers' by beyondjunk

The best in layered steampunk-themed and vintage-inspired jewellery.


Steampunk Flower Neckla...
$102.00

LOVE TAKES TIME antique...
$79.50

Floral Vintage Collage ...
$65.00

Vintage Collage Brooch ...
$19.00

Vintage Jewelry Collage...
$75.00

Octopus Necklace Octopu...
$49.99

Aloha Splash Enamel Flo...
$40.00

Horus Egyptian Falcon A...
$109.00

Steampunk Necklace - Fr...
$65.00

Pendulum of Time Steam...
$80.00

DISCOUNTED - Birds Nest...
$25.00

Nautical Pirate Steampu...
$22.00

Tiny doll sweet shadow ...
$79.00

Upcycled Vintage Animal...
$9.99

STEAMPUNK SUPREME BEING...
$1150.00

Steampunk Brooch Eye on...
$46.00









Friday, May 11, 2012

VCR Parts, CD Player Parts, Bullet Cabochons


I woke up this morning thinking, "Wow, is it ever time to blog for Beyond Junk!" I've been busy creating for my original Etsy shop and local consignment. Now it's time to hit the Junkpile again!

Here a few of the highlights of what's new at Beyond Junk.

VCR & Boom Box Parts:





New Styles of Bullet Cabochons:



More Recycled Glass Beads: