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Steampunk pendant by JLHilton Steampunk pendant :iconjlhilton:JLHilton 1 0 Steampunk Vial Necklace 2 by JLHilton Steampunk Vial Necklace 2 :iconjlhilton:JLHilton 5 0 Death tarot card necklace by JLHilton Death tarot card necklace :iconjlhilton:JLHilton 1 0 Windrose necklace 2 by JLHilton Windrose necklace 2 :iconjlhilton:JLHilton 3 0 Medieval Peccatum Pendant by JLHilton Medieval Peccatum Pendant :iconjlhilton:JLHilton 2 0 Star button necklace by JLHilton Star button necklace :iconjlhilton:JLHilton 1 0 Spacepunk Bracelet by JLHilton Spacepunk Bracelet :iconjlhilton:JLHilton 2 0 Dream blossom necklace by JLHilton Dream blossom necklace :iconjlhilton:JLHilton 1 0 Bathysphere necklace 2 by JLHilton Bathysphere necklace 2 :iconjlhilton:JLHilton 0 0 Rose Fairy Necklace 2 by JLHilton Rose Fairy Necklace 2 :iconjlhilton:JLHilton 1 0 Sorcerer's stone necklace by JLHilton Sorcerer's stone necklace :iconjlhilton:JLHilton 0 0 Vintage Royal Air Force Button Ring by JLHilton Vintage Royal Air Force Button Ring :iconjlhilton:JLHilton 1 0 Steampunk style bracelet by JLHilton Steampunk style bracelet :iconjlhilton:JLHilton 2 0 Dragonfly earrings by JLHilton Dragonfly earrings :iconjlhilton:JLHilton 0 0 Sterling Silver wire ring with labradorite by JLHilton Sterling Silver wire ring with labradorite :iconjlhilton:JLHilton 0 0 Steamfly necklace whole view by JLHilton Steamfly necklace whole view :iconjlhilton:JLHilton 3 0


Tutorial - U'teg the Wyrm Breaker by MattDeMino Tutorial - U'teg the Wyrm Breaker :iconmattdemino:MattDeMino 198 7 Andersen's Little Mermaid by Medusa-Dollmaker Andersen's Little Mermaid :iconmedusa-dollmaker:Medusa-Dollmaker 836 42 Prometheus (II) by AMechanicalMind Prometheus (II) :iconamechanicalmind:AMechanicalMind 72 4 An Unexpected Party by Sceith-A An Unexpected Party :iconsceith-a:Sceith-A 734 27 Fire and Water by Sceith-A Fire and Water :iconsceith-a:Sceith-A 481 13 Prometheus (III) by AMechanicalMind Prometheus (III) :iconamechanicalmind:AMechanicalMind 89 6 Fallout 4 Junktown Vendor by MattDeMino Fallout 4 Junktown Vendor :iconmattdemino:MattDeMino 1,226 54 A Fist Full of Caps by NathanTakashima A Fist Full of Caps :iconnathantakashima:NathanTakashima 3 0 Watch Parts Butterfly with CD wings (body) by AMechanicalMind Watch Parts Butterfly with CD wings (body) :iconamechanicalmind:AMechanicalMind 207 18 Watch Parts Butterfly with CD wings by AMechanicalMind Watch Parts Butterfly with CD wings :iconamechanicalmind:AMechanicalMind 735 48 Watch Parts Dragonfly No 23 by AMechanicalMind Watch Parts Dragonfly No 23 :iconamechanicalmind:AMechanicalMind 208 8 Watch Parts Heart 'Fragments' by AMechanicalMind Watch Parts Heart 'Fragments' :iconamechanicalmind:AMechanicalMind 140 4 Gamer Girl Nouveau by Medusa-Dollmaker Gamer Girl Nouveau :iconmedusa-dollmaker:Medusa-Dollmaker 1,737 120 COSMIC LOVER color version by Medusa-Dollmaker COSMIC LOVER color version :iconmedusa-dollmaker:Medusa-Dollmaker 653 15 Florence Delilah by Medusa-Dollmaker Florence Delilah :iconmedusa-dollmaker:Medusa-Dollmaker 549 17 Official Dark Crystal design by Medusa-Dollmaker Official Dark Crystal design :iconmedusa-dollmaker:Medusa-Dollmaker 508 28


J.L. "Jen" Hilton
Artist | Professional | Varied
United States
Youtube video gaming channel:

Author website with free things to read, including video game articles, original fiction, fanfiction, a children's book, and excerpts from my sci-fi novels STELLARNET REBEL and STELLARNET PRINCE, published by Carina Press.

Fallout, Skyrim & Firefly fiction on AO3:…

My steampunk jewelry designs appear in the books "Steampunk Style Jewelry" and "1000 Steampunk Creations: Neo-Victorian Fashion, Gear & Art."

Handmade jewelry

My jewelry channel on Youtube:…

I am the founder of the Raleigh "Can't Stop the Serenity" fund-raiser, and have been either organizer, co-organizer, emcee, donor or global sponsor since 2006.…


Steampunk pendant
Pendant features a real but broken clockwork mechanism (says "CICO" "six jewels" and "tungsten") set in a bronze bezel and embellished with watch parts and faceted glass, on ball chain. I've been making steampunk and Victorian-inspired jewelry since 2006 and my work is featured in the books "Steampunk Style Jewelry" and "1000 Steampunk Creations." I sell handmade, one-of-a-kind pieces on Etsy at
Steampunk Vial Necklace 2
From the archives... Glass bottle pendant is 2 inches high, and contains real watch and clock parts, gears, main spring, crown, bridges, etc. Brass chain is 18 inches long, with lobster claw clasp. This is an original work of jewelry art, designed and handmade in my studio in 2011.
Death tarot card necklace

The 13th card of the Major Arcana in a Tarot deck is the “Death” card. It does not represent physical death, but the death of the past. It also represents change. All things pass away, and new things come. I thought this necklace was perfect for Halloween, which was considered the end of the year in pre-Christian Celtic cultures. The pendant features an image cut from an old Tarot card and set in a brass bezel under Ice Resin. Brass chain with faceted Czech glass is adjustable between 16-17 inches long. Designed and handmade in my private studio in 2011.

Windrose necklace 2
From the archives... Created in my private studio with brass filigree, compass rose (also known as a “windrose”), cartographer “wind” charms, Czech glass beads, stone-inlaid globe, turquoise, and a combination of new and vintage chain. Centerpiece measures 1.75 x 2.75 inches. Length is adjustable with lobster clasp between 15 and 17 inches long — it is meant to be worn as a choker or close to choker style. This is an original work of jewelry art, one of a kind, sold in 2011.
Medieval Peccatum Pendant

From the archives... “Peccatum” is Latin for “sin.” This miniature of a medieval painting depicts Adam, Eve, the apple and the serpent. I’ve been collecting ephemera for years and I don’t remember where I got this picture, or who is the artist, but it probably came from an old National Geographic magazine or an old art history textbook. The pendant was created with a brass bezel, and the image set under Ice Resin. Measures 1-1/8 inches across, on a dark brown suede leather cord adjustable between 18-20 inches. Czech glass embellishment. Designed and handmade in my private studio in 2011, one of a kind.


In June, we celebrated my youngest daughter's 10th birthday and attended ConCarolinas, where we sat behind George R.R. Martin during opening ceremonies (not that he knew we were sitting behind him, we're not pals or anything, we just breathed the same air). I also worked as social media assistant for ConTemporal. You can see some of the photos in my gallery. In July, we celebrated my oldest daughter's 14th birthday.

While we took the summer off from homeschooling, I made a lot of jewelry. Nothing terribly exciting, just used up some of the odds and ends cluttering my studio. I started a new character in Skyrim, a Breton conjurer named Fleurine Greenhart, though I still played a little of my level 84 Imperial Nightingale rogue Zephyr Silvertongue and my level 58 Nord assassin Silvara.

No, I haven't finished writing the third Stellarnet book, and for all three people who've read the series, I apologize. I've found that, while I enjoy creating and writing stories, I really don't like being "an author." So, no deadlines for me. Let that be a lesson, kids, don't try to turn something you love into work. But I am still writing. In fact, I've been pretty excited about a fantasy novella I'm working on, featuring a dwarf as the love interest.

I'll be going to the Geek Gala in October. I'm also planning to sell jewelry at a small local event called Celtic Christmas in December and at Illogicon in January.
  • Listening to: "I Will Wait" by Mumford & Sons
  • Watching: Miranda (UK) and Hemlock Grove (Netflix)
  • Playing: Skyrim
  • Eating: at an Irish pub tonight
  • Drinking: water


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JLHilton Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you!!!!
Astalo Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks for adding some of my jewelry & steampunk projects to your favourites. (And also for the watch.)

I have a lot of new stuff coming probably in next month. :)
liebeSuse Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
:thanks: Hi, thank you for the :+fav:
JLHilton Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
You're very welcome.
pokemon-celebi-yay Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Student Photographer
happy birthday!!!! sorry im late i wasnt on yesterday.........but im here now!!! keep up the great work!!!!!!!!!!!!!
JLHilton Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you, that's so sweet. I spent the day working on my next novel (Stellarnet Prince, due out in November) and as a panelist at NC Speculative Fiction Night by Bull Spec Magazine. My friends brought me chocolate. :D
pokemon-celebi-yay Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Student Photographer
Chloridith Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012
Happy birthday ! :squee:
JLHilton Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much! I had a great day, I hope you did too!
tokaracer Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
great works!!!
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