About Us

Welcome to Clockwork Steampunk Emporium!

Welcome to Clockwork!

You are awesome!

Are you seeking something splendid to suit your striking, yet elegant, or subtle, yet bold style? You want to stand out because of your splendid style, either with some funky details or a full splendid outfit.

The Clockwork Steampunk Emporium was founded by Mike and Paula in Christchurch after many people like you were asking them to sell a wide range of Steampunk accessories (Paula had been making and selling Steampunk jewellery at local markets since 2012)

In 2015 the “Emporium” relocated to Wellington and a beautiful shop at the Old Bank Arcade building was open.

We have recently decided to change our business model to make more room in life than a retail shop, so we will remain trading online and will be doing pop-up shops in the Wellington region apart from the Steampunk festivals in Thames and probably Oamaru.

 

Our range of Steampunk clothing includes corsetry, clothing and more from local and NZ designers, and suppliers from around the world.

Corsets are amazing garments that support your posture and make you look slimmer and taller. Their splendid designs make everybody look more fabulous, whether as part of a stunning ball-gown or worn more casually with jeans for a night out on the town.

With a splendid waistcoat you will add a touch of class and colour to your outfit, while providing a pocket for the ubiquitous pocket watch!

What about a marvellous hat? If you wear a top hat you will certainly add character but an understated bowler or cheesecutter will help you fight the chill while looking fashionable.

Goggles are a core part of the Steampunk look, worn on your top hat as part of the well-known Steampunk aesthetic or around the neck for a more relaxed look.

We also stock a range of other Steampunk inspired items, which will be perfect for gift giving or for adding a touch of finery in your everyday life including:

  • Steampunk books from NZ authors
  • Metal Earth sculptures (think of a small 3D puzzle)
  • Handcrafted ornaments including mouse miniatures, rayguns and other artworks

 

 

We are always receiving new stock, so keep checking our website. We are more than happy to help you with any requests, so please feel free to contact us​​​​!

 

About Paula and her jewellery:

I create professionally crafted pieces, executed with polish and precision using high quality components. My style is inspired by a love of Steampunk fashion, which delights the senses, entertains the wearer, and engages the viewer.

My inspiration flows from breathing new life into vintage relics, which is why most of my pieces are made using recycled vintage watch mechanisms. Such clockwork contraptions are tiny, intricate machines that serve as a reminder of a time when the workings of our devices were accessible.

I grew up in Mexico, a land renowned for its vivid and vibrant culture where I started making jewellery as a hobby. I honed my skills as a jeweller in Florence, Italy where I was submerged in the elegance of the Old World. In New Zealand I discovered Steampunk which combines vibrancy and a nostalgia for a more graceful age.

I find it creatively inspiring to develop and craft jewellery pieces based on a customer’s desires, including works based around family heirlooms, so please contact me directly to have a bespoke piece designed.

My desire is for you to have fun and to help you be your splendid self. Please peruse my jewellery selection and discover something special for you, or your loved one.