Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Dragonfly Steampunk Earrings

So as I mentioned yesterday, I was going to post some of my steampunk earrings. First there are these beautiful little dragonflies! As far as a set goes, they are nearly a perfect match. I'll be selling these on etsy soon.

the next pair of my steampunk earrings are quite a bit different. Here i've chosen balance wheels. What's a Balance wheel you might ask? They are the tiny wheels - weighted wheels that rotate back and forth in a watch. Each swing of the wheel makes the 'tick' in the ticktock of your clock. They've been in use since the 14C.

Above you can see two common types of balance wheels: the ones with teeth are on the bottom.
I've made a few pair of these earrings - though finding a matching pair of balance wheels can be so tricky! Every one is a bit unique though. In the above ones I've used amethyst... but on my flickr you can see some with faceted amethyst beads.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

steampunk jewelry: The Bee Necklace

So this steampunk jewelry sometimes takes an age to make. This piece though was well worth the effort and time. It's one of the Steampunk Insects: a steampunk necklace.
I've decided to call her:
The Bee Queen's Necklace

I've posted her up on my Clockwork Zero flickr account.

She is a lot more silver than she shows here. something was warm in the light when I took this shot.

anyway, the bee is sterling and she has gears, screws and a watch hand for detail. Dangling from the sides of the moon-like pieces are 2 little sterling silver spiders.

I've also been making steampunk earrings. more on those later.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Steampunk Earrings

I've been making a few pairs of earrings when I can get matching parts. Here are a pair with some beautiful metallic pearls balancing with small garnets. The Victorians loved their pearls. These baroque pearls are particularly fine.

pearl steampunk earrings
At the top I added these pewter-colour decorative pieces. They had a few more bits on the side which I clipped and sandedand filed clean. They add a bit more style I think... a little bit of an extra dash.

I've also been inspired...
The other night we stood out in the cold and watched the eclipse. I love it when the moon became that spooky red. No wonder it was frightening for so many people in the ages past. If i can find a nice coppery watch back I am planning on creating a steampunk brooch - or maybe a pendant of the event. Hopefully I'll have time this weekend to make more steampunk jewelry.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Steampunk Jewelry


Well, I'm updating this again. :D about time. Not sure if anyone knows or reads it anyway. I've got my livejournal blog under "Clockwork Zero" and my Flickr too. This is my blog where I can just discuss jewelry. In particular steampunk jewelry.

I've not been making Steampunk Jewelry for a long time. But I've been making jewelry in general for years. Over 15 years actually. and of course... once upon a time I had a bead shop too.
this means I have more materials than i have sense. heh.

Making Steampunk bijoux - jewelry - means I can combine my favorite things: Science Fiction and jewelry. All my work is for sale, and right now I'm having issues keeping up with the demand.

When i'm not making jewelry i'm out taking photos or doing urban exploration. I also do tech support. What a crazy life.