Friday, April 26, 2013

Watch Gear Jewelry

Starting to dig the bottom of the barrel for some of these posts.

Stick with me a little...these last letters of the alphabet are going to be the tough ones.

I've been making jewelry with watch gears lately.

Why?

I have no idea. But I can't seem to stop.

My husband even bought me an old pocket watch off of Ebay so I could rip it apart.

 
Before picture.
I love the face of this watch.
It's a little torn apart and cracked.
So perfect.

 
The back portion has some etching on it and it's so darn pretty.
I have plans for you *insert evil laugh here*.

 
My work area. I carry it all around in a box and plastic containers.
Not the most organized, but it works.
I purchased a bag of watch gears off of Ebay as well.
SO MUCH TO DO!

 
This is what I have done-ish so far.
I'm just starting with the pocket watch and very excited to see how good it looks when it's all done.
 
Two bracelets that I need to do something with and part of a necklace(?) that I need to finish.
 
See?
Scraping. The. Bottom.
Just wait until tomorrow...I get to bumble through X.
 
 

29 comments:

  1. Those are SO cool! Are you selling them anywhere or are these for your personal collection? (start and etsy start an etsy start an esty subliminal messagesssssss)

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    1. I want to sell them, but my inner voice keeps telling me they aren't good enough. Can't quite beat it down enough to get them on there.

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  2. Those really are cool! Did the flowers come from watch parts, or are you mixing in other things? Because if so, you did a great job of matching them.

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    1. I found those at JoAnne Fabrics, I think...I like the look of the metal roses and bought them for a completely different purpose. Thanks!

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    2. Ah, I can't go into JoAnne Fabrics (or any other craft/fabric store) without pining for sooo many things ;)

      I agree with everyone, you should think about an eBay story. You could totally market those bracelets as steampunk!

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    3. Thanks! I might give it a shot soon.

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  3. I never noticed how pretty watch gears are before! Those are really cool!

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  4. I love those bracelets!!! Yes, you should sell them. Quit talking yourself out of it.

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    1. Thanks! I might give it a shot soon. It's so hard, the voice in my head is pretty strong. =)

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  5. I'm amazed. These bracelets are pretty.

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  6. hhaha, Yep, I've got "X" covered, "Y" is giving me the fits ~

    Popped by from Arlee's AtoZ post.

    thriftshopcommando.blogspot.com

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  7. Hey, Danielle. I speak at science fiction conventions where "steampunk" is all the rage these days. Your jewelry would appeal to those folks. A number of jewelers in the Dealers' Rooms sell work similar to yours, and I like your designs better. Seriously. I can think of four friends right now who would probably want to buy something from you.

    Have faith in yourself! Clearly you've got good creativity mojo!

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    1. Wow! Thanks for that! I just put stuff together and hope it works out. I never really thought someone would actually want to purchase them. Hopefully I can put them out there soon!

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  8. I wouldn't call it scraping the bottom. I wouldn't have had the slightest inclination that one could do that with watch gears. They look awesome!

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  9. This jewelry is really cool. I see the steampunk connection. I recently went to an art showing & your jewelry would really fit with this art form.

    Jaime at Awakenings and Reflections

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    1. Thank you! I might give it a shot soon...we'll see. =)

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  10. Oh my gosh, it's amazing what you've done with the gears! Not at all what I was picturing.

    Shannon at The Warrior Muse

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  11. This is such a great use of old watches.
    I love watches and if I had my life over again I would be an horologist.

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    1. I love old watches too! But they need to look really beat up. That's the style I'm drawn to.

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  12. Oh, these are so lovely--quirky and unique. Aren't you the talented one?!

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  13. Umm...I smell an excellent giveaway! I LOVE these! You should open an Etsy shop...I'd be happy to be your first customer.

    Ashlee / Ramblings of a Silly Girl

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