It's Day Five of the Ten Days of Giveaways! Today, the theme is Steampunk! If you haven't dabbled in this popular and inspiration rich genre, I would really recommend it. I wrote a Steam Week blog series a couple of years ago when I was designing my Steam Stone line, and it is still very relevant today, so check it out if you are looking for more inspiration. These days, all of the bead magazines and stores are talking about it and stocking supplies so you can make your own Steampunk look.
For today's giveaway, I have a collection of rusty engine glazed gear charms, a metallic pewter bronze glazed keyhole pendant, and a selection of tiny little clock charms. This collection incorporates three of my favorite steampunk motifs: the gear, key/keyhole, and clocks.
To go along with the handcrafted elements, I have a selection of raw brass gears and beads* from the fabulous folks at Rings and Things. They carry a huge selection of things that can be used for steampunk (as well as any other look you are trying to achieve in jewelry, actually). I was very excited when I saw these raw brass gears and sprockets (which also come in copper!) in their catalog and they were the first thing I went for when they offered to let me choose some items for their blogger project last month. I also chose a strand of heavy, large holed brass spacer beads for a few ideas I have.
I will be giving away a handful of the gears and spacers along with the handmade beads above, but not the contents of the whole picture below. I need a bunch to play with! But I will share. A little. hehe.
To win today's prize, leave a comment on the Earthenwood Studio Chronicles blog with an answer to the following question:
What are your favorite steampunky motifs or jewelry supplies?
One winner will be chosen at random from all the comments. Comments are screened and will be posted June 15th. All winners will be chosen and posted to the blog on June 15th, so be sure to check back then. You must respond to the June 15th winner post and follow the directions to claim your prize within one week of the posting. After a week, I reserve the right to choose another winner. Good luck and thanks for commenting!
*FTC compliance disclosure: the '*' items mentioned in this post credited to Rings & Things were provided as a promotional gift as part of the Blog Partner Program. These items are for review or design purposes. Find out more about the Rings & Things Blog Partner Program