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 live in a small town by the sea, in Ireland. I’ve always looked for interesting stuff on the beach, but I’ve never come across any pieces of glass like these. Today I came back home with a handful of treasures. I named this pendant “High tide”, because when I was looking for the glass, the tide was rising, and when I was going back home it was already at its peak. Like all sea …
I wasn’t entirely sure if this bead would make sense as a steampunk pendant, but my friend wanted something blue or teal, and I didn’t have much choice (most beads I have are in warmer colours). It turned out quite ok.
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.
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.
Would you believe that I’m really trying to stay away from cuteness and heart-shaped beads? All of these came in bead mixes. And now I have to figure out how to make non-cute stuff out of them.
At first I was going to name it “Vampire repellent”, but I didn’t want to hurt anybody’s religious feelings, so I sticked with the generic name. Actually, being non-Christian and generally anti-religious and all, I’ve never thought I’d ever make a cross-shaped pendant. I changed my mind when I’ve got this piece of brass, which I pulled out of a vintage Russian watch. It was so cross-like! I added two gears to remove all doubt …
Honestly, I don’t remember having so much fun while making any piece of jewellery :D I came up with this idea, when my latest pendants started to resemble tentacles in a disturbing way. I used silver foil glass, enamelled wire and Czech fire polished beads. Also, when researching Cthulhu jewellery, I have been finding mostly octopus designs, only small percentage were real Cthulhus. This item has been sold.
I was running out of watch parts, this flat piece was one of the last that I had. I weaved about a half of this pendant, when suddenly the bead inside broke in two :( I had to undo half of what I had made to replace it with a new one. I was happy with the final result, and everybody seemed to like it. My friend asked me to make something similar, but non-steampunk. …