Blue blood

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.


  1. This is really really pretty (:

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