Feb 9, 2010

Steampunk Trunk Review and Giveaway (CLOSED)

Until recently, I had no idea what 'steampunk' jewelry even was! Now, I'm completely sold - I love how each piece is so unique and whimsical. I've had a wonderful opportunity to interview the fabulous and talented seller behind The Steampunk Trunk on Etsy - and test out a gorgeous necklace she sent me. She's also generously offered to give one of you lucky readers a special surprise, which you'll find out at the end of this post.

Interview:

Let's meet the mastermind behind the gorgeous jewelry available at this shop.

Can you tell us a little about yourself?

I'm a stay at home Mother of 3 wonderful young men whom I am very proud of. The oldest (22) is in School for plumbing, the middle (19) is in the US Army stationed in the states but with every phone call from him my heart sinks at the thought of him telling me has been deployed...Thankfully that hasn't happened yet. My youngest is 10, he is so much fun and loves to try to help me in the studio which is right smack dab in the middle of our home.



You have such beautiful and unique designs. What inspires you to create a piece?

I let my components inspire me, Ive never been on to sit down and pump out a bunch of pieces just because I have the parts. I will let pieces sit for months before they are complete and trust me there are many pieces get torn apart if they are not just right, esp the pocketbooks. The actually take months to complete from conception to listing.

How long have you been creating steampunk jewelry and accessories?

I have been making jewelry for about 15 years and really had no idea what steampunk was. I had made many, many pieces of what some would call steampunk but at the time I called it altered art. An Etsy customer of mine steered me straight, I thank her often:)



Do you have a favorite piece?

I sold a piece many months ago that I just adored, it was an antique pocket watch case which I filled with a pocket watch face, a small main spring, the gorgeous gold hands from the watch and filled it with Jewelers resin. It was called Pieces of Time...it pained me when it sold but I was proud too.

In your opinion, what's the coolest thing about the Steampunk Trunk items?

The coolest thing about "The Trunk" is that my pieces are so unique. I have some very cutting edge items that you will only find here...the pocketbooks and the Extreme Rotating Cufflinks are just a couple. I am working on some new designs that will hopefully be released over the next week or so...stay tuned. "You never know what you'll find in The Trunk."

The Review:

She is absolutely right - the pieces are so unique and gorgeous! I absolutely love them. I was sent a vintage typewriter key necklace that I think is so unique. It has the vintage look I love and has gotten so many comments on it's uniqueness and beauty.


Isn't this really cool? Mine had an asterisk and I think the fact that she sent the typewriter key necklace was perfect, since I'm a writer. It's a necklace that I'm really going to cherish for a long time! I have to tell you that the quality of the jewelry from The Steampunk Trunk is fabulous. You can certainly be sure that it will last for a long, long time.



The Giveaway:

One of you are going to get the same necklace I got - but with a special twist! She's going to customize it for you so you can add initials of your kids or your 'special someone!' It will come on a 22 inch 18k white gold chain, too!

  • How to Enter: Visit the Steampunk Trunk and browse through the awesome treasures there and come back here and let me know what you think is the coolest! Make sure you leave a comment for every entry and your email address if it's not public in your profile!
Extra Entries:

  • Follow this blog publicly or let me know if you already do. (1 Extra Entry)
  • Subscribe to this blog via email. (2 Extra Entries)
  • Enter any of the contests over at Champagne Wisdom, then come back here and let me know. (2 Extra Entries)
  • Leave a comment on any blog post here that is not a giveaway. (1 Extra Entry)
The contest will end February 16, 2010 at 8PM EST and the winner will be selected by Random.org. Good luck, everyone!

I was sent an item to review free of charge by the sponsor of this giveaway. I was not compensated monetarily for my opinions and they are 100% mine and honest!

110 comments:

  1. LOVE the The Tiniest of Steampunk Super Petite Steampunk Owl Necklace

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  2. I'm a follower of your blog!!!

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  3. i LOVE the teardrop necklace

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  4. i follow you

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  5. i publicly follow steampunks blog

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  6. email subscriber 1

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  7. email subscriber 2

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  8. tweet: http://twitter.com/timesurge/status/8884754974

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  9. I'm a follower of this blog

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  10. I Follow the Steampunk Trunk's blog

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  11. I Hearted the Steampunk Trunk on Etsy.

    entry 1

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  12. I Hearted the Steampunk Trunk on Etsy.

    entry 2

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  13. following on twitter

    tweeted the giveaway
    http://twitter.com/LizsWares/status/8897220863

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  14. STEAMPUNK NECKLACE-The Crystal Dagger - GORGEOUS ONE-OF-A-KIND STEAMPUNK INSPIRED LARIAT NECKLACE with VINTAGE MONOCLE and RUSTY SKELETON KEY MADE EXCLUSIVELY by TheSteamPunkTrunk

    I love this necklace -- I would buy it in an instant if it weren't out of my budget.

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  15. I hearted the shop on etsy 1

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  16. i hearted the shop on etsy 2

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  17. I follow Steampunk Trunk's blog

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  18. I am officially in love with steampunk. My favorite item is the Steampunk Inspired Vintage Tiny Locket with Victorain Rose Cameo.

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  19. i hearted your store :)
    swapper13 at hotmail

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  20. also - my favorite item: The Cutest Itty Bitty Cameo Hair Pins. i loooove cameos!

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  21. I like the Amazing Working Vintage Watch-- I am totally besmitt with functional jewelry!

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  22. I love The Cutest Itty Bitty Cameo Hair Pins!

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  23. I tweeted: http://twitter.com/slowclublover/status/8907655821

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  24. Love the Steampunk Inspired Magnets! How original!

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  25. I love the witches tools necklace!
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  26. My favorite is the Steampunk Necklace with Swarovski Crystal Butterfly :)
    Thanks!
    Kelly @ TLE
    thelostearring at yahoo dot com

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  27. I follow :)

    Thanks!
    Kelly @ TLE
    thelostearring at yahoo dot com

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  28. My absolute favorite is the Beautiful STEAMPUNK INSPIRED Floral Locket with SWALLOW. I would love to wear this for a night out with my husband, who I know would flip his lid over it, he loves Steampunk everything!

    Thanks!!!
    kellyeichfeld@gmail.com

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  29. OMG!!!!!!!! I love the Pocketbook Purse Hook Holder with Swarovski Crystal Rose! That is the coolest item in her shop, and the COOLEST item I've seen in a long time. Loving it so much I tell you!

    Blessings,
    Kristie
    bellasbow-tique(at)live(dot)com

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  30. I am now a follower of your blog. So happy I found your blog!

    Blessings,
    Kristie
    bellasbow-tique(at)live(dot)com

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  31. #1 - hearted her shop on etsy!
    I am bellasbowtique2008

    Blessings,
    Kristie
    bellasbow-tique(at)live(dot)com

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  32. #2 - hearted her shop on etsy!
    I am bellasbowtique2008

    Blessings,
    Kristie
    bellasbow-tique(at)live(dot)com

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  33. Following you on twitter, and I tweeted about this giveaway to my over 1250 followers! :)
    Should be some good advertising!

    Blessings,
    Kristie
    bellasbow-tique(at)live(dot)com

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  34. I found the
    Solid Brass Silver Plated STEAMPUNK Bracelet with Antique Pocket Watch Face most attractive. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

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  35. I think the chain maille bracelet is cool.
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  36. entered Champagne Wisdom's Ecostore giveaway - 1
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  37. entered Champagne Wisdom's Ecostore giveaway - 2
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  38. follower
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  39. I think my favorite item is the pair of Steampunk Beetle Cuff Links. I wear shirts with French cuffs a lot, and these would be a great addition to my small collections of cufflinks.

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  40. I just love the Steampunk Necklace with Swavorski crystal butterfly. It's very cute and cool.

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  41. I think the BLACK Steampunk Inspired Victorian SECRETS IN THE DARK Necklace is so cool!


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  42. Following via Google Friend Connect.

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  43. Following the Steampunk Blog via Google Friend Connect.

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  44. I subscribe to your blog via email.

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  45. 02. I subscribe to your blog via email.

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  46. I'm following on Twitter, and I tweeted: http://twitter.com/neverdene/status/8927685923

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  47. I love SteamPunk Inspired Refrigerator Magnets...so funky.

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  48. I love the I LOVE YOU EVERYDAY STEAMPUNK INSPIRED LOCKET NECKLACE.
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  49. blog follower
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  50. email subscriber #1
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  52. The stuff that happens in "the trunk" blog follower
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  53. I have been following Steampunk Trunk for the longest time! MY favorite has got to be... Beautiful STEAMPUNK INSPIRED Floral Locket with SWALLOW by TheSteamPunkTrunk. Also, I hearted the seller! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  54. I like The Crystal Dagger

    And there are a few called the Witches tools that I love too!

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  55. Following the Steampunk Trunk's blog publicly

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  56. Wow! So many awesome pieces! My favorites are the steampunk hair pin and itty bitty steampunk inspired flower necklace.

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  57. Added seller to Etsy favorites, entry 1 of 2.

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  58. Added seller to Etsy favorites, entry 2 of 2

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  59. Hi, Amy here from "The Steampunk Trunk"....Thank you to everyone and the kind words and visiting the shop :)

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  60. Following you on twitter and tweeted http://twitter.com/Missy_wpg/status/8985436628

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  61. I love the type writer key necklaces.

    chingley at comcast dot net

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  62. I like the Steampunk Inspired OOAK Altered Art Necklace with REAL BUTTERFLY WING and VINTAGE VACUUM TUBE by TheSteamPunkTrunk

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  63. tweet http://twitter.com/Missy_wpg/status/9022029649

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  64. Heart the Steampunk Trunk on Etsy entry 1

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  65. Heart the Steampunk Trunk on Etsy entry 2

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  66. love the initial necklaces!
    maria.dalessandro@gmail.com

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  67. wow this site had alot of good stuff!
    i like theiur feathered headbands, And their pocketbooks especially the traveling sales men one!


    email is chefbabygirl@hotmail.com

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  68. I love how you made a flower from little bits and pieces in the Itty Bitty Steampunk Inspired Flower Blossom Necklace. So cute, ambrerose(!at)aol.com

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  69. tweet http://twitter.com/Missy_wpg/status/9058237271

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  70. I love the VERY FEMININE and UNIQUE STEAMPUNK INSPIRED PENDANT with BEAUTIFUL BUTTERFLY on a VINTAGE VACUUM TUBE - FUNKY and FUN DESTASH ALTERED ART by TheSteampunkTrunk

    Beautiful

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  71. I follow

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  72. I subscribe

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  73. 2/14 tweet - http://twitter.com/neverdene/status/9100927746

    amysweeps at gmail dot com

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  74. My favorite item is actually the typewriter key necklace!
    aschertle at yahoo dot com

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  75. following your blog
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  76. following steampunk trunk
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  77. hearted steampunk trunk
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  78. hearted steampunk trunk
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  79. I like the BLACK Steampunk Inspired Victorian SECRETS IN THE DARK

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  80. My favorite is the tiny rose cameo necklace! Great jewelry!!

    mandm_2002 at hotmail dot com

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  81. I follow with google friend connect!

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  82. Amazing jewelry! I love the GOTHIC LOLITA MEDIEVAL Steampunk Inspired Shield Necklace with Glass Dangles!

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  83. I follow your blog publicly!

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  84. So many pretties, so little time. My favorite, though, has to be Herkimer Diamonds and Swarovski Crystal Roses Steampunk Inspired Tennis Bracelet. Thanks for the chance. ladyvdzine[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  85. I like the steampunk necklace.

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  86. Subscribe to this blog via email entry 1

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  87. Subscribe to this blog via email entry 2

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  88. tweet http://twitter.com/Missy_wpg/status/9154656253

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  89. Awesome shop! I like this necklace best: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=39922879
    Contact me at
    jannabissett at yahoo dot com
    http://lilacpop.etsy.com

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  90. I'm a follower too!
    Contact me at
    jannabissett at yahoo dot com
    http://lilacpop.etsy.com

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  91. Coolest thing is the STEAMPUNK INSPIRED Floral Locket with SWALLOW but the decision was hard. All of the items are cool.
    Thanks for doing the giveaway!
    -Leslie
    carykhepburn{at}yahoo{dot}com

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  92. I love the Giddy Goofy Silly Steampunk Inspired Marie Antoinette Magnet!

    orangegirl779@hotmail.com

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  93. tweet http://twitter.com/Missy_wpg/status/9184255623

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  94. I love the typewriter key necklaces!
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  95. I like the steampunk hair pin - I'm not usually a big hair pin fan, but this one is cool!

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  96. Also, i hearted her shop -- am I supposed to say this twice since it counts for two entires? I guess I will just to be safe. This is entry 1 for that

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  97. Also, I hearted her shop -- am I supposed to say this twice since it counts for two entries? I guess I will just to be safe. This is entry 2 for that

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