Sunday, January 31, 2010

Steampunk pendant

Steampunk pendant
Originally uploaded by gemini angel art

I originally wanted to use a broken pocket watch given to me by my father and after several failed starts, changed direction a bit. I broke the opening mechanism and lost patience with trying to figure out how to repair it or make a new doo- hickey to open the door. So i abanadoned that and started looking around in my supplies. I came across the box with my tins and found this wonderful mint tin. It is about 2 1/4-1/2" tall or a bit more, the perfect size!! I used my Dremel and sanded off the I was sanding I discovered that it made this really cool texture on the raised instead of sanding all of the color off, I left it rough..then drilled holes to add the parts: a knocker, Tim Holtz gears, an old watch face and victorian wings and fan. I primarily used brads to attach the pieces with a bit of E6000 to anchor it is now ready for the round...despite the rocky start I am thrilled with my piece! The hardest part was stopping and leaving room for more additions..haha The inside is also posted on my flickr...additions can be made to the outside and/or inside of the piece!


Vicki said...

I'm going to have fun working on your piece. And I get it last so I get to see everyone's additions.

the glitzy gypsy said...

awesome! Can't wait to work on it Angela!! Glad that you got this swap going!

Joanne Huffman said...

What a great beginning your piece has! It looks so cool as it is; I will be intrigued to see what others add.

catworx said...

Love your Steampunkery, Angela!!! The tin is a fabulous idea, I really like the way it looks after you sanded it!!! And all those wonderful bits that you added...awesome!!!

christygrant said...

Awesome pendant!