Back to regular blogging after two successful conventions. During all this time I made about a dozen pendants and even more pairs of earrings. I managed to photograph most of it today, and I will eventually post everything, just not all at once. I’ve been told that my pendants look slightly secession (art noveau) inspired, which I didn’t consider consciously, but now made me think and look for perhaps more secession-relevant motifs, like the floral-like …
I’ve been really busy for the last few days, preparing jewellery, clasped ribbons and printed materials for my table at Octocon, so I haven’t been able to take a lot of photos. I’m also not listing anything new on Etsy, just in case I sell it at the convention. After browsing what I already have, I figured I have plenty of brown and red steampunk pendants but almost no other colours, so I’ll be making …
…and this one is more complicated and has more brass parts, which are more rare than steel parts. Also, I finally figured out what to do with the engraved pocket watch parts to show them off better. Available on Etsy.
I rarely make steampunk sets, because it’s hard to get matching beads for earrings and a pendant, but this time I was lucky. And also – clockwork hearts again for all those of you who like heart-shaped jewellery :) Available on Etsy.
The base of this pendant is the main part of a vintage pocket watch movement. I added sapphire/cobalt blue beads (lampwork and fire polished glass) and a lot of gears. I’m quite fond of this colour combination. I kept the earrings simple, because the pendant is quite detailed and I did not want to split the focus. Available on Etsy.
Another creative way to deal with a cameo. I glued it onto a vintage pocket watch movement instead of a classic cameo setting, and then wrapped it with wire. I love how it came out. Also, there’s slightly victorian feeling to it. Available on Etsy.
These delicate looking earrings most likely can be a great addition to most female steampunk outfits. Silver foil glass beads, amber brown with warmer brown/reddish stripes, wrapped in wire with dangling chain pieces and non-wrapped gears to emphasize the style. I used a lot of chain in these, but it was worth it and looks way better than a single piece of chain. Available on Etsy.
I like creative approach to traditional subjects. Cabochons in simple settings are nice and cute, but everybody and their sister has them. I glued the cameo onto the setting and then wrapped it with wire, watch parts and beads. I like the outcome. It definitely fits into the style. Available on Etsy.
I have been quite busy for the past few days (hence no updates), but I still managed to find some time to make some jewellery. I promised myself that I will use all the wire leftovers before I start another bigger project, so I made a few pairs of earrings. They are available in my Etsy shop in the “Steampunk” section.
I had even more fun this time than with the previous Cthulhu pendant. I used some brass watch parts that are quite scarce among my supplies (the non-gear ones; I have a lot of similar steel parts, but they just didn’t fit), but it was worth it. Available on Etsy.