Thursday, August 27, 2009
I just finished this little lady! I love the hair! I used these tiny little vintage watch screws for her hair. They have a lot of patina. She is made of about 90% vintage watch parts, starting with her arms or wings, love them. Notice the writing on them and the one is written in script. Then there is her body which is a vintage watch. Her legs are also a piece of vintage watch part which I then added the lavender rhinestone. A piece of a vintage earring accents her body. Her face is attached to another piece of watch backing which allows her head to rotate side to side.
More to come!
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
I thought this was the funniest one yet. The minute I started trying to figure out what to do with this I knew, Vegas Show Girl. The colors and the way the rhinestones spread out it just shouted out, VEGAS. So this is LaLa Gotmore.
Then I had this darling little rhinestone brooch. She has long wings and a tiny body, feet and hands. So of course she is "Still growing into her wings". They will both be up on Etsy by tomorrow.
Friday, August 21, 2009
Saturday, August 15, 2009
I just finished this little angel. She started out with a reproduction metal filigree backing, attached a few vintage watch gears then added the painted fused glass face. I then added the watch parts for her body and accented the feet with two tiny rhinestones and added the vintage earring bauble and she is done. I love the watch parts for her body. They have clear writing on them and a little design.
I'm off to play rest of the day. It's our anniversary on Monday so we are taking the day to go have fun.
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Here's the newest addition to my steampunk pendants. This one started out with a beautifully colored Egyptian moth motif brooch. Hand painted indigo blue enamel wings, adorned with iridescent clear and sapphire blue crystal rhinestones. I then added a filigree backing for the painted fused glass face. Added the gears and the watch pin over her eye and she is done.
Here is a link to Steampunk explanation. What it is, why I came to like it, and why I think it’ll stick around by Cherie Priest. Thanks to Kim, Among the Ruins Etsy Shop, for sharing this information. Check out Kim's steampunk creations here, Among the Ruins Etsy
Monday, August 10, 2009
Here is the newest Steampunk creation. I'm not sure of the name yet, "Peal Jam" is the first name that came to mind, then "Chained to Time". Anyway here it is. This one started out with a vintage brooch, the small pearl is a real pearl, I then added the vintage watch and the gears. The larger half pearl with the teardrop pearl is a vintage earring. I added a large silver bail and here it is.
Saturday, August 8, 2009
I'm not sure what to name this one yet, but here she is. I used a vintage lady watch band, vintage watch gears, a filigree back and of course the painted lady face and a little bling with glass beads. She was a lot of fun to create. Now if I can just come up with a name!
This is a great time of year. There are festivals of all kinds all around us. Blueberry Festival, Venetian Festival, Youth Fair, Arts on the Bluff....it's been great. I should have a couple more items by tomorrow.