This wonderful and innovative nature inspired steampunk zipper jewelry collection is called Zippology.  The "home of Zippology " is  Pete and Veronica's on Etsy.  There is no real  Pete or Veronica. The designers are actually Katy (Pete) and her Mum, Diane (Veronica). Katy explained, "Pete and Veronica was originally a name I had hoped to use for a band. When that fell through and I was thinking of what to call our Etsy shop, P and V came crawling back."

They cleverly integrate zippers with other components like chains and brass stamping to create unique insect or animal designs.  Shown here are a selection of some of my favorites including the steampunk owl earrings!

Katy went on to say, "My art has been a long-standing hobby. Mum is a relative newcomer to jewelry design. Together we make a strong (and sometimes volatile) mother-daughter team that somehow manages to balance youth with maturity, the feminine touch with a masculine edge, hippie and steampunk along with most everything else in between."

Katy says she loves handing the customer service side of things. But her mother is the photographer. Many of their jewelry photos were captured in a beautiful studio otherwise known as Diane's garden pond!

Katy had a bit of advice to share, "Till now, we’ve identified as these two fictional characters, and so far, people really like us. My advice though: don’t hide. It makes “coming out”, if you will, that much more difficult."  So be yourself and the designer you are!

Steampunk owl earrings 

Hat tip to Aims for this find!

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