F A Q

To make life easier I am answering a few questions.


  What materials do you use? Sterling silver, brass, copper and aluminium. For my steampunk range, I use only real vintage watch parts. Sometimes I combine the metal with other materials like wood, glass and repurposed leather.

  What methods do you use?  All the processes used to make each design are done by hand with simple hand operated tools. These methods include melting, forging, piercing and soldering of metal into unique designs.
Stamping is also done by hand and each letter, number or design is stamped individual with a hammer on a flat steel surface. Due to this there will always be differences from piece to piece which will include variations in letter spacing, alignment and depth. Designs will look similar but no two pieces will ever be identical. These little imperfections add to their charm which makes each piece a unique and a one-of-a-kind keepsake or heirloom.

  Do you design custom pieces? Yes, I do and any of the items in my shop can be customized in some way by adding names, dates or other significant wording. My custom pieces are made with love so you can celebrate your special memories like birthdays, engagements, weddings, anniversaries and graduations. You are welcome to message me to discuss what you are looking for. It will take 7 to 10 days before custom orders are ready to be couriered.

  Can I collect my order if I’m in the Cape Town area? You are welcome to collect your order at my studio.

  What if I’m not satisfied? My craft is my passion and it’s very important that you are 100% satisfied with my work. Should you have an issue with a damaged product, a lost parcel or if you are not completely thrilled with your purchase, please contact me so I can try to rectify the issue.

If you have any more questions about products, materials, processing times or custom design options, don’t hesitate to contact me via email to blinkidees@gmail.com. I enjoy hearing from my customers and will respond to all emails within 24 hours!