We traded from cells in a Victorian prison at Lincoln. What a really cool venue and the atmosphere was great. I want the haunted cell next year.
On the cobbled streets of Lincoln for the Asylum Steampunk Convivial 2011, UK’s leading Steampunk event.
Marie Antoinette short spats – Eat the freaking cake collection.
Gorgeous gold/blue shot silk fabric with gold and cream lace and trims. Blue feathers, gems, buttons and brass buckle.
Handmade in Winchester, the ancient capital of Wessex and the Kingdom of England. Winchester is a unique heritage city just an hour south west of London, with a magnificent historic Cathedral, surrounded by fabulous rolling countryside and pretty Hampshire villages.
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During the early 20th century the Women’s Social and Political Union in England sold similar portraits of Emmeline Pankhurst to raise funds for their political movement. They wanted to be involved in the running of the country and they wanted to be treated as equals to men.
These pieces of Jewellery are created as a one off to celebrate Votes for Women and the suffrage movements. Wear with pride.
I have added ribbons, small antique buttons and beads - From 1908 the WSPU adopted the colour scheme of purple, white and green: purple symbolised dignity, white purity, and green hope. These three colours were used for banners, flags, rosettes and badges. It is a popular myth that the colours were green, white and violet, in order to spell GWV as an acronym for ‘Give Women Votes’
Trading in a Victorian prison cell at the Asylum Steampunk Convivial, UK’s leading Steampunk event, Lincoln 2011. . Great to meet and chat to everyone, thank you for dropping in and saying Hello.