Gorgeous Steampunk Jewelry and a Generous Offer From Denise Garner
I first ran across the gorgeous metalsmithing of Denise (Dee) Garner at this year’s MarsCon in MN. She had not only jewelry on offer, but also robot/porcelain figurine hybrids on display (though unfortunately I was not allowed to take photos in the Art Room at the Con.) Our paths did not cross in person but I left my contact information because I just had to feature her on this blog. It turns out that most of what she does is print work at her website, Towerwindow.com, and she has only recently started to make jewelry and other 3D objects. We have been emailing since March and she has generously donated some pieces to support Steam Tour: An American Steampunk in London.
I cannot offer these as normal backer rewards through the official channels because Kickstarter only allows things made by the campaign or by the creator of the campaign on the website. So if you want to buy one of these pieces, plus get the zine and a bumper sticker, you can fill out the contact form below. The price for each item is listed below the photo and includes shipping anywhere in the world.
“Alice” necklace, $50 for necklace + zine + sticker (shipping anywhere in the world included).
Dirigible necklace, $35 for necklace + zine + sticker (shipping anywhere in the world included).
Peach and green hat, $40 for hat + zine + sticker (shipping included)
Here’s some more about Dee:
“First of all, I would like to thank Phoebe for including my work on her lovely blog. 🙂
The journey as an artist has been a lifelong one for me, taking many turns along the way. I’ve been fortunate enough to be able to indulge these impulses. In return I have learned a lot and made lifelong friends, many of whom I have met during over twenty years of convention art shows. Painting, costuming, sculpture, prop making, burlesque and a rudimentary understanding of the ukulele have all added to the mix, stirred by a big geeky spoon. One day, I might make a lacy Victorian hat…then a robot…then a bottle and so on. The goal is the same each time: make something I like and hope that someone else will too. 🙂
There is no telling when an idea will come along, and when it does it’s time to search through your bag of techniques and skills to see if you can figure out how to do it. For me there is usually something missing I need to learn from scratch (soldering has been the latest addition to the arsenal, and has proven to be a super useful tool). Each idea and technique adds to the next and so on. I am currently working on mixed media sculptures, combining glass, metal findings and found porcelain into airships, cyborgs and whatever my imagination demands. I sincerely hope that some of these little creations find their way to good, geeky homes.
If you would like to buy one of these pieces or if you have questions, please fill out the contact form below.