I usually get my supplies from glass bead mixes, so it’s hard to get matching beads for a set in most cases. There is a considerable demand for sets, though, so I decided to make some, and also ordered some beads that will match the beads that I already have. Until I get my order, I will use what I already have (not much, I’m afraid but will be enough for four or five more). …
It took me a good while before I figured out how to wrap these, but I’m happy with how they came out. They are quite rare, as there is only one piece like that per watch, and they vary in shape, size and texture between different watches. I manage to find similar ones from time to time, though. Available on Etsy.
The idea came from a typo, “i” is just next to an “u” on the keyboard. The typo brought ideas and many creative possibilities that made me giggle. Why take everything so serious, right? So I bought some pink wire and made this. I hope that the true steampunk fans won’t kill me for this. ;) Available on Etsy.
This time I made a neutral toned pendant, which makes it fit into the gothic style, and left the chain out, which made it look like a more traditional cameo, just slightly steampunk modded. I used Czech fire polished beads and various watch parts. Available on Etsy.
Another heart. The idea was to make two contrasting halves, the droid one and the natural one, with an “organic” type of ornamentation (the spiral). I like the idea, I might use it more often. Available on Etsy.
Steampunk is all about technology, and I though why not mix in some nature inspired element? I was going to shape the beads into something more abstract, but it just didn’t look good, so I sticked with the twig-like shape. I used a round part of a watch movement. If you try to move the large gear on the side, the other two gears will rotate. Available on Etsy.
I know there’s been a lot of interest in this particular piece of jewellery, so just for your information, the person who purchased this pendant on Etsy hasn’t paid in over a week, so I’ve relisted it for sale. Available in my shop.
I received all this today. Unfortunately I don’t have a screwdriver small enough to dismantle them. I ordered a set about a week ago, but it hasn’t arrived yet. I managed to unscrew some parts with a craft knife, though. Fortunately I’ve got a lot of loose pieces, so I have something to work on until I get my screwdrivers arrive.
The very first thing that I thought when I saw the photo of the watch parts batch I ordered online, was “Cats! These look like sitting cats!”. So these kittens were the first items I made out of watch parts. They are smaller than they seem. Waiting for another batch of supplies and looking forward to a kitten wrapping spree. One of them is available on Etsy.
I really loved making this piece! It was supposed to be a beetle, actually, but it somehow turned into a fly during the process of making… It’s made mostly of craft wire and vintage watch parts. I decided to cheer it up a bit with tiny red seed beads and Czech fire polished glass beads. Available on Etsy.