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Here is the necklace I made, inspired by the wonderful "The Girl who Circumnavigated Fairyland" novel by the amazingly talented Catherine Valente aka [livejournal.com profile] yuki_onna for the delightful competion that's about to close over on [Unknown site tag]

Coming in rather close to the deadline owing to key issues.....yea - that key which I envisioned the whole necklace round vanished at the last minute.......thankfully, it allowed itself to be found, rather belatedly and after some desperate attempts by myself to age less appropriate keys. (it turned up in a very, very odd place)

handmade bronze Byzantine chain, made with heavy bronze rings.

A Centre piece - Victorian ornate key (it's from my wonderful writing desk) with (among others) bone clock hand, ceramic Wyverary, spoon, moon, clock parts malachite and Fire agate beads

photos, alas are somewhat lousy, owing to the key's wandering nature it's now nearly midnight and Quite, quite dark!





Date: 2009-08-04 12:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ryanfirewitch.livejournal.com
Wow! You do such incredible stuff!

I've got a bit of a question about Steampunk jewelry. I tried my hand at making it a while back, in a design similar to yours, and the results are here (http://ryanfirewitch.livejournal.com/83249.html). However, the metal of the gears seems to want to slice the thread holding them in place. How do you get the piece to not destroy itself?

Any help would be greatly appreciated! Ari and I are going to a Steampunk concert Sunday, and it would be great if she could wear it without having to fear losing her gears. ;-)


Date: 2009-08-04 03:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ravenedgewalker.livejournal.com
lots and lots of stitching if you're sewing watch parts to something - pretty much any hole in the metal you can get a needle through do so, and sew as tight as you can to stop the parts moving, and as many stitches as will fit through the hole.

there's nothing wrong with using glue to help anchor things down either.

if the parts are strung and hanging, thread is useless - use chain or wire (which will also eventually wear out)

Date: 2009-08-04 04:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ryanfirewitch.livejournal.com
Thanks for the advice! I'm seriously thinking it is time to resort to glue....

And any recommendations on thread?


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