Jewellery throughout time - Medieval jewellery making

Jewellery throughout time – Medieval jewellery making

Europe became more important for the innovation of the jewellery industry after the fall of the ancient civilizations in Egypt, the Middle-East and the Roman Empire, although it took quite some time before European civilizations really established that important role and position. Nearly a thousand years passed by before new knowledge and ideas were enabled […]

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Gwendolyne's Steampunk Gems Jewellery throughout time - Ancient and early jewellery making

Jewellery throughout time – Ancient and early jewellery making

The attachments of small, decorative items to body or clothes, worn for personal adornment or otherwise, happened a long time before there was even a word for these pretty decorations. Ever since humans first started to wear clothes and use tools, more than 100,000 years ago, jewels have been made and worn by people. One […]

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How to find that unique gift

How To Find That Unique Gift?

Do you get fed up with receiving search results that have nothing to do with what you were actually looking for? Or that you think you have finally reached a page that is useful to you, only to find out that it was just a lure? One of the most difficult things that people might […]

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Gwendolyne's Steampunk Gems take on What is Steampunk?

Steampunk In The Arts

Literature, Films, Games, Music, Architecture and Art The following lists contain a number of books, films, games and architectural structures that either have clear elements of or are based on Steampunk as a genre. Obviously there are plenty more to add in these categories, but here is a start… Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea […]

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Sinead Blaney wearing a Gwendolyne's Steampunk Gems necklace

Sinead Blaney

In the creating process of building my website for the online store GSG Steampunk Gems and handcrafting Steampunk jewellery, I asked my stepdaughter Sinead Blaney about her thoughts on my creations. Her opinion matters a lot to me since she is not only a smart and beautiful young woman, but she is also a professional […]

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Gwendolyne's steampunk Gems Jewellery Collection on display at Dutch Design Week

Dutch Design Week – 2017

Steampunk Gems – In September 2017 I met a friend while shopping. During our conversation we ended up talking about my hobby of making jewellery with a Steampunk character, using clock parts, cogs and gears. I happened to be wearing one of my necklaces at the time. She really liked it as well as some […]

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Gwendolyne's Steampunk Gems asks the question, What is Steampunk?

What Is Steampunk?

Steampunk is a subgenre of science fiction or science fantasy. Whenlooking for a definition of Steampunk, it is described as: “A genre of science fiction that has a historical setting and typically features steam-powered machinery rather than advanced technology.” “A style of design and fashion that combines historical elements with anachronistic technological features inspired by […]

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New Steampunk Gems

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