Momma Deserves Something Pretty Giveaway

I have been designing and making my own jewellery out of old keys, watch partsย and other bits and bobs since 2011. I actually started making jewellery at a time when B and I were arguing over whether to start a family. The big decision was a tedious and long thought out process for us both. At that time, I wanted to start a family and B was adament that he didn’t want kids, which was fair enough since we married very young and back then both of us were at a stage were we never envisaged having a family. But hearts and priorities change….

So, failing the sound of little footsteps, I started up my jewellery store on Etsy, and spent hours upon hours designing and creating unique items which, personally, I love ๐Ÿ™‚

Steampunk Jewellery Timeless Avenue

Essentially, it filled a void. It became my baby for quite a while. B is a gamer and I’m a crafter. Our hobbies mixed together well. We had a back room upstairs in our old house (remember the one we hated!) which technically should have been a bedroom but we turned it into a little sitting room with B’s PlayStation, our ridiculous collection of books and memorabilia, and my small green Ikea table filled to the brim with supplies.

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Steampunk Jewellery Timeless Avenue

We loved that room to be honest. It was like a getaway, a secret little place just for us, where B played, I made and we chatted and laughed. Often I would watch Netflix while making jewellery and would run through crappy series after crappy series because I’m a binge tv addict ๐Ÿ™‚ Although, it’s still hilarious that B became more engrossed in Gossip Girl than I did and would watch over my shoulder, pausing his game when Chuck and Blair were in the middle of a spat!

My Etsy store, Timeless Avenue, is still important to me and as my sister has started her own craft store on Etsy, Simply Felt Ireland, we’ve started touring the markets, festivals and fairs together as traders this summer. It’s tedious and time consuming work, it makes zero money, but on top of blogging and writing, it’s a side of my identity I’ve managed to keep in this whirlwind romance called parenting.

My store went quiet from 2014 to the beginning of this year as I focused on little A and got to grips with being a Momma and balancing my time with family. Aside from the fact that there were sharp objects in my supplies, I simply lost the effort to make time for my hobby. Exhaustion, mild post natal depression and returning to work in my full time job as an information professional meant any semblance of hobby life went out the window. And B gamed less incase you thought it was just Momma Bear who was affected. Papa Bear also felt the struggle of new parenthood.

But a move to a new house in the countryside, the baby becoming a toddler who slept more, and a new lease of life meant B gamed more and I picked up the jewellery bug again.

Steampunk Jewellery Timeless Avenue

Steampunk Jewellery Timeless Avenue

Steampunk Jewellery Timeless Avenue

The style of jewellery I make is called Steampunk.ย If you dont know the word you’ll probably recognise the genre at least. Think Jules Verne meets Queen Elizabeth II. It’s described as a subgenre of science fiction or science fantasy that incorporates technology and aesthetic designs inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery. For those who know me, you’ll know that I just love giving my creations away! I run competitions on my Timeless Avenue Facebook page (rookie mistake: I deleted my original 2011 Facebook page in 2014 when I thought I’d never go back to jewellery making again! Idiot!) and have given quite a lot of my pieces away,ย because I’m nice like that ๐Ÿ™‚

Steampunk Jewellery Timeless Avenue

I have fallen in love with blogging and appreciate the blogging community so much. I’ve gotten so much advice and help in the las few weeks since I started Over Heaven’s Hill, so really it’s only natural for me to run a competition on my blog!

To enter, simply check out my Etsy Store and COMMENT on this post with the NAME of your favourite piece of jewellery. I give each piece of jewellery a unique name which can be found in the description of your favourite item. Simples!

(Note: this may not be the piece you win as I have ongoing markets but there is plenty on the store and hopefully you like a good few pieces) The winner will be chosen at random and announced on the 1st of July! At which point, the winner can choose any piece of jewellery they like.ย 

If you feel like following my blog please do, or follow me on Twitter or Facebook I will ship worldwide, so no matter where you are, why not enter! Momma deserves something pretty ๐Ÿ™‚

Good Luck and thanks for reading and entering ๐Ÿ˜€


THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW CLOSED – CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNER JANE SHAWย 

KEEP AN EYE OUT ON THE BLOG FOR FURTHER GIVEAWAYS IN THE FUTURE.

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62 Comments

  1. Love your jewellery as well as your blog ๐Ÿ™‚

    Fave piece is Alice in Wonderland Pocket Watch Necklace Steampunk!

    My sister is an artist who sells online and works the markets and craft shows where we live so I know how hard it is! You’re a clever lass managing that while being a mam!

  2. Love reading your blog, Very down to earth, Jewllery has some very interesting designs. I really like the bed of roses as I love the Bon Jovi song, it’s a fab of me and my hubby

  3. Wow I’m seriously impressed that you find the time to do this as well as blogging, working and parenting ! I’ve never heard of steam punk before but I love it – love the pocket watch !

  4. I love your work, very talented & original designs. I really like the “Steampunk Brooch Dragonfly Brooch” the Strong Wing creation. It’s fab, thank you for the chance of a fabulous giveaway ๐Ÿ™‚ x

  5. Your stuff is fantastic, I took a while to look around and decide what I liked best. It is all so lovely. I am a fan of Alice, so I am undecided between the Alice necklace and the Alice pocket watch! You are very talented, thank you for offering us a giveaway.
    Amanda. #kcacols

  6. I love the ‘one key’ necklace. I adore vintage stuff, and although I’m not trendy enough for real Steampunk, I think it fits well with my vintage love! I really enjoyed reading the story behind your designs too. #KCACOLS

  7. I did like the orange and yellow bracelet but my favourite is the Alice in Wonderland pocket watch โคโคโค

  8. Wow the jewellery you make is beautiful! I’m glad you have managed to find the time to do something you love again. Having children can be such a whirlwind can’t it?

    Thank you for linking up to #KCACOLS and I hope to see you back again next week x

  9. Hi Ger,
    Delighted to see you have returned to your jewelry. Used to follow your page back in the day & love the style- so unique! Especially love the Alice in wonderland pieces. Congrats on entering the unpredictable world of parenthood by the way! Long time since S.W,s! Best of luck, wishing you ever success.

  10. I love reading all your posts. Think all us mams are the same even though some seem to have everything under control. We’re all winging it really.
    I love your jewellery. I ended up giving the owl bracelet as a gift (reluctantly I must say) & she loved it.
    I love the Secret key bracelet. It’s a great giveaway.
    Best of luck with everything xxx

  11. Wow I really love the Dragonfly Earrings Steampunk Earrings, I am looking to have a vintage style wedding and I think these would go perfectly for myself or one of the bridesmaids.

  12. Ah your jewelry looks awesome! Love Steampunk (although I didn’t know what this was before haha). I especially like the watch. It’s great that now your little one is a toddler you have more time to work on your jewelry, I’m hoping once my son is older I’ll feel better and have more time to blog. The no sleeping thing is really getting to me now. Anyway, I’m going to enter the comp right now, thanks for sharing with #StayClassyMama!

  13. Hey, sorry for the really late comment, my life has been a bit crazy this week! I just have to say WOW!! You’re jewellery is just absolutely stunning! I absolutely love it and am in awe of your talent. I would seriously like everything in the pictures, and if not trying to wear it all at the same time, would want it on display somewhere so that I could look at it all the time! I’m so impressed!
    #stayclassymama

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