“Jethro Featherstone” – Steampunk Gnome

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WELCOME TO Kathymac Artisan Jewelry!

MEET “Jethro Featherstone”…. From Our “Enchanted Gnomes” Collection…

Jethro is a 100% Handmade Gnome made with a Sock, Fabric, Faux Fur Beard, and a Felt Top Hat Embellished with a Brass Key Lock, Key, Feathers, Gears and Chain.

He is Approximately 9″ Tall to the Tip of his Feathers and Approximately 4″ Wide by 4″ Deep

All of Our Critters are Limited Edition, One of a Kind and Each Critter Has a Name and an Individual Personality!

TIDBITS FOR MAGICAL THINKERS !!!

What is Steampunk?

 Perhaps one might consider it a “Ministry of Peculiar Occurences that Extend Beyond our Usual Fare.  
Steampunk is an inspired movement of creativity and imagination. With a backdrop of either Victorian England or America’s Wild West at hand, modern technologies are re-imagined and realized as elaborate works of art, fashion, and mechanics. If Jules Verne or H.G. Wells were writing their science fiction today, it would be considered “steampunk.”  
 
Over the years, steampunk has evolved into more than just a sub-genre of Science Fiction and Fantasy. Steampunk now extends into fashionengineeringmusic, and for some, a lifestyle
With the Victorian British Empire or American Wild West as the backdrop, steampunk projects are a challenge of making something elegant out of random bits and bobs. 
Picture MacGyver or The A-Team in the 1800’s.  Consider Dick Van Dyke’s Caractacus Potts and his creations in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,
or the ingenious contraptions from Artimus Gordon’s laboratory in the television show The Wild, Wild West.
What others see as junk or scrap parts, steampunk artists transform it into something new and expressive, be it an original creation or a modification of a modern convenience.  

“The Story of Gnomes”

Centuries ago, Scandinavian people believed that elves were house gnomes who guarded their homes against evil.  If you were good, the elves were good to you, but if your were bad, the mischievous elves would play tricks on you.  some of the tricks they enjoyed playing were giving you nightmares by sitting on your head while you were dreaming, tangling your hair as you slept, making your milk turn sour, and stealing your sausages.

Folks believed that if they left a bowl of porridge on the doorstep at night, the elves would be happy and not subject them to their ornery antics.

By the mid-1800s, Elves – already a tradition associated with storytelling and magic, assumed a new significance and their true intention began to be held as nothing else but to help Father Christmas.  And so the Christmas Elves were born.

Even after all these years, the gnomes continue to be a popular, cheerful addition to any home in Scandinavia, during the holidays and beyond!

 

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