The other day I was rifling through my junk-and-jewelry stash, and found this fun resin cabochon I made ages ago:
It was just an experiment with resin at the time, so I never did anything more with it. Pretty cool looking, though, right?
I also found this tiny light bulb I'd hoped to turn into a charm:
I *think* it may be from our car's dome light. It's about the size of the tip of your pinkie.
Anyhoo, I grabbed a few other odds and ends - old chain, a set of charm wings, and a large round filigree stamping - and within an hour I had my new favorite necklace:
The clear resin magnifies both the watch piece and the gold filigree behind it, which gives it lots of really cool dimension:
The resin is attached with E-6000 directly under the watch piece, where it won't show. (Although the E-6000 is clear anyway.)
Btw, the whole time I was putting this together, THIS was all I was seeing:
Ha! But then, I do tend to have Epcot on the brain.
Those black velvet shots bring the drama, of course, but here's one on my crooked display neck for scale:
And some different angles of light:
See the little Swarovski crystal I added to the tip of the light bulb?
Gah, I love putting something together from stuff I already have, don't you? Maybe I should go digging through my junk drawers more often...
Oh, and quick reminder, since most of you didn't see my Facebook update: another small batch of Epbot pin packs go on sale on Etsy tomorrow, Sunday the 11th, at 2pm EST. I expect they'll sell out fast again, so mark your calendars! And if you do miss out, don't worry; I hope to re-list another batch the following Sunday, same time. (The small batches are so John and I can keep up with production, NOT to be annoying, promise.) Thanks, guys!