Hello there! I am a self taught jewelry arist/crafter and think I have a bit of an identity crisis! Well, I come from a small island in the Mediterranean where Steampunk was unheard of up until a few years ago.
I actually introduced the concept of hand crafted unique Steampunk and Vintage Inspired Jewelry. I make steampunk jewelry. I buy the basics (links, chains, bases etc..) and I also attend markets to get my hands on old watch pieces which I disassemble to then use to make jewelry.
Since no one on the island had ever heard of this kind of jewelry, and now I am starting to make this idea well known, I am facing a bit of an issue since I am not sure what to call this: art jewellery? art? craft? home made? handmade, or hand crafted?