Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Just a Little Steampunk by Cat

This is Catherine from Dry Gulch on the blog today, I just have to share one of my latest creations!  This necklace is a custom order, and my criteria for it was something that wasn't too layered or big.  The customer wanted a more subtle kind of steampunk that could go with her dress that she's wearing to a convention.  She had picked out some fabulous little pin-and-cog earrings made by Grandma (Deborah), so I took those home and started playing!  First thing first was making the pendants, and I finally settled on three kinds.  Two have been ICE-resined with real gears and cogs from my stash of torn-apart watches, and one features filigrees and charms with Swarovski flatback crystals on top. 
 
 



After the pendant components had finished their two-day setting time, I then went to work trying to see which ones would go together.  As much as I loved the filled circular pendant, I just knew I could get the pin and filigree to be very fun.  After that came the long part of the necklace, and that was remedied with antique brass chain, pins, big-hole spacers similar to gears, solid copper gear cutouts and just a dash of Swarovskis. 


 


Voila!  The finished necklace.  I don't often get the time to create steampunk-styled projects like this, so this necklace was a blast to make.  I particularly liked the challenge in making a less "gooped up" kind of steampunk necklace.  I feel like this necklace could be worn either casually, formally or even to a masquerade party.  Thank you all for reading, and enjoy!


 
 

 



6 comments:

  1. very unique piece-I really like it
    Kathy

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  2. Oh my goodness! This set is just beautiful! These two pendants really went well together...would have chosen these two as well. Although the other pendant is awesome too! Love the earrings!

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    1. Aww, thank you so much! That other pendant shall have to be for a future project!

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  3. Hello, I saw you on the GYB list and thought I would call in for a quick look. Loving reading your blog. You make such unique pieces.

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