I only had one bead like this: large, sapphire coloured venetian glass, so I waited to use it until I had gold plated wire (just didn’t seem to go with anything else). And I had some brass gears I wanted to use.
The pictures just don’t show the whole effect, I can’t manage to photograph it right.
It took me several hours to finish it. That’s because gold plated wire is harder to work with, than other types of wire.
I think it looks more victorian than steampunk, it has an aristocratic vibe, hence the name (in some countries “blue blooded” means “an aristocrat”.
I was about to list it on Etsy, when my friend said she wanted it. Not for sale anymore, sorry.