Wednesday, 5 June 2013

The Navigatrix

Oh dear.  I haven't managed to update my blog for a few weeks.  That isn't good when I am supposedly trying to get it off the ground.

I have a few excuses.

1.  Last week was the school half term break and that meant my husband was at home.
2. We had my Dad staying with us.
3. We both had stinking colds which are still lingering.
4. We had very bad news regarding our dog Alfie.

All valid excuses I am sure you will agree.

Anyway.  For today's post I would like to promote another Etsy shop.  The shop is called The Navigatrix and it is run by Sally-Ann.  I found Sally-Ann via Twitter on something called the UK Etsy Hour.  (I'll do another post about that).

The Navigatrix which you can find by clicking here sells upcycled Steampunk fashion, jewellery and accessories. I have only recently come across the term "Steampunk" and when I did I had to Google it!   This is the definition that I first found: Hmmm.. OK!

" sub genre of science fiction and fantasy that includes social or technological aspects of the 19th century (the steam) usually with some deconstruction of, reimagining of, or rebellion against parts of it (the punk). "

Hmmm......OK! To try and explain better and in the context of arts and crafts, I would say that Steampunk is anything made from old, recycled mechanical bits and pieces!  Is that right Sally-Ann?

To give you some idea I shall show you some lovely examples which you can purchase from The Navigatrix.



Aren't they all just lovely? If you would like to know more about Sally-Ann and how it all began then you can read about it here.


Jilly