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Steampunk Jewelry Plus! Victorian-era science with a mechanical edge is what Steampunk is all about, (to me anyway) and that is what my Giftkone.com Steam-Punk-Design-Lab has created for the for you/ and me the Steampunk enthusiast. Hopefully, you will enjoy them as much as I do or as much as any of the other fantastic steam-punk-theme jewelry out here in cyberspace; especially, my newly created Radioactive Steam Detector Necklace and my even newer (just added) type-B, R.S. Detector.

Steampunk is a celebration of the technical innovations from the days of the steam engine, back when the major fuel used was water, that's right good old H-2-0h to make the steam that powered the world back in the days before the gas-powered horseless-carriage. In the southwestern U.S. (Arizona) called Cave Creek Museum (1640 East Skyline Drive, Cave Creek 480 488-2764) where kids can dress up Steampunk style and learn about the history of science in the desert southwest and the effect Steampunk innovations like the telegraph and the telephone had on frontier life.

Does my radioactive steam detector really work? Well no, but then neither does my laser-pistol-sidearm, which is probably a good thing, I'm into Steampunk for fun and to enjoy my membership in the rather extraordinary league of gentlemen, and women's club, aka Steampunk. If you're a jewelry maker and want a little Steampunk DIY jewelry action, be sure to visit my jewelry-making-page because it contains a few jewelry-making-supplies, like different size decorative mechanical gears. If you're a jewelry seller Giftkone.com offers its handmade steampunk jewelry at steampunk jewelry wholesale prices, just cable me at the following e-mail address, manager@giftkone.com.

If on the other hand, all you want to do is spice up your Steampunk cosplay outfit with a pair of great-looking steampunk earrings or a unique handmade steampunk pendant this is a formal invitation from me to you to check out my Steampunk Jewelry Collection.





Work---Out fashion or good looking sweat apparel is what I call these fashion looks from my Giftkone affiliate, Lovely Wholesale. Let me start by saying that these are not really pieces of clothing you think about working up a real workout sweat in because they are more on the side of good-looking-hoodie, or night-time casual, fashion.

Depending on the fashion style you choose I'm sure you will be able to visualize one of these lovely, trendy, bling women's sweats or hoodies in your own personal fashion collection. I mention summer wear because summertime is no longer just around the corner, it's here! Trendy sweats or a hoodie would be good out here on the west coast just about any time of the year.

I like the Asymmetrical hoodie for the way it wraps around my lady's body and she does too, in fact, she tells me that she plans to order several other colors of the same hoodie. So be sure to check out some of the best in designer activewear. As I mentioned these may not be the best workout clothing brand for your workout, but they are perfect additions to your summer or winter fashion wardrobe.



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Work---Out fashion or good looking sweat apparel is what I call these fashion looks from my Giftkone affiliate, Lovely Wholesale. Let me start by saying that these are not really pieces of clothing you think about working up a real workout sweat in because they are more on the side of good-looking-hoodie, or night-time casual, fashion.

Depending on the fashion style you choose I'm sure you will be able to visualize one of these lovely, trendy, blinged women's sweats or hoodies in your own personal fashion collection. I mention summer wear because summertime is no longer just around the corner, it's here! Trendy sweats or a hoodie would be good out here on the west coast just about any time of the year.

I like the Asymmetrical hoodie for the way it wraps around my lady's body and she does too, in fact, she tells me that she plans to order several other colors of the same hoodie. So be sure to check out some of the best in designer activewear. As I mentioned these may not be the best workout clothing brand for your workout, but they are perfect additions to your summer or winter fashion wardrobe.

From Kung Fu Panda 4, Kung Fu Panda 3, 2, and 1 I love the entire Kung Fu Panda Series of animated motion pictures. I think of the Kung Fu Panda Movies as great motion picture family fun. My hats off to Po, and the entire Kung Fu Panda cast (Jack Black as the overweight and unavoidably clumsy Po, who is of course at least three-hundred pounds of kung fu awesomeness. Angelina Jolie is the voice for the nimble and equally awesome Tigress.

Ian McShane, the voice for the Kung Fu Warrior Tai Lung, Dustin Hoffman as Master Shifu. Viper the snake played by Lucy Liu, with Jackie Chan as the energetic, athletic Monkey, Seth Rogan as Mantis and David Cross is the voice of the straight-talking Crane).  The Kung Fu Panda full movie episodes are movie magic to me and full of far-eastern-fun and adventure that always seems to sweep me up and carry me along the path of Po's adventures.

If you're thinking about planning a Kung Fu Panda theme birthday party here are some birthday cards, invitation, and other fun Kung Fu Panda decorative art to decorate your party location. And if you have a special animated or cartoon character you would like to see featured here let me know and I'll try to present them for you.


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If you would like to add a pocket watch to your men's, or women's jewelry collection, like a lot of my Steampunk friends what's the best place to shop for a pocket watch? Unlike back in the days when pocket watches were plentiful, from the 16 century to just after WWI and the invention of the wristwatch, no self-respectful railroad engineer or conductor would be caught without that valuable piece of tradition and the places to buy a pocket watch were everywhere. Modern-day watchmakers have just about put an end to the use of the old nostalgic pocket watch when it comes to adding it to your wardrobe.

The good news is that due to demand, the antique and pocket watch industry has increased over the past few years so while demand is nowhere near what it once was for the pocket watch the desire of some people to own a pocket watch is still alive. Because of this modern-day demand, many have taken interest in buying, selling, and even trading different pocket watch brands. Working with my Zazzle affiliate I have even created a few pocket watch designs that are available. However, before I created some modern pocket watches. I was once involved in a search for the best pocket watch at the best pocket watch price that ended up including a little pocket watch history so let me share some of that with you.

These days an antique store is one of the best resources in locating a pocket watch. As obvious as it may sound there are a large number of people that overlook this option when searching for a Swiss pocket watch or vintage pocket watch. If you can find an antique store that specializes in jewelry, it will make the chances of you finding that perfect pocket watch even better.

An alternative to an antique store is a flea market. There are many bargains available at flea markets and if you find a great flea market, you may just find a great looking pocket watch for an equally great price. Not only could you end up saving money, but you could find the pocket watch you have been looking for.

If an antique store or flea market is not available where you are another place to look for pocket watches is at a garage sale. Garage sales can be a little "hit or miss" when it comes to searching for a pocket watch but if you do happen to find a pocket watch, there is the possibility you can get it for fractions of what it may cost at an antique store. This is the cheapest way to find a great pocket watch, however, it may take longer to find what you are after.

If you get the chance to visit a garage sale in your area it's a good idea to ask the person giving the garage sale if they actually have what you are looking for (pocket watches). I did this once when on a search for cuff links. Upon arriving I went around to the few tables where there was some jewelry and asked if there had any cuff links. The person disappeared into their house and returned with a box of jewelry that I was told they had planned to put once the matched up some of the pieces, I was invited to go through the box and I did make some finds.

These are just a few places you can begin your search for the perfect pocket watch. Be sure to shop around and compare the prices between vendors. Sometimes you could even get them to knock off a few bucks if you mention that you saw one at another shop that you were interested in. With the resurgence of vintage pocket watches in general, chances are that you can find a good looking, working pocket watch at a great price.

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