Saturday, October 10, 2015

Not That The World Needs ANOTHER Steampunk Resin Necklace, But...

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:

  Ooooh. Aaaah.

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!


  1. That necklace is perfection!

  2. Oooh, nifty! (Halfway through I found myself hoping for a giveaway, lol)

  3. Did... did you just stick some gears on it and call it steampunk? :)

    Still love it.

    1. I DID - and I sang the song the whole time.

  4. Most coolamatious! We need to find you a black velvet neck -- a display one, not a real one. Although, having a black velvet neck would give the kitties a cool place to cuddle. No. Cat hair. Never mind.


    1. Ha! S'ok, I just draped some velvet over that wonky neck there. I want to make a cardboard pop-up version I found online, though, since it folds flat for storage. Plus you can cover it in any kind of fabric you want... yep, going on the "to do" list.

  5. Ohhh...beautiful! Looks like a posting on Etsy ;) Great job Jen!

  6. See now, I saw it and though Golden Snitch.... but I always see Harry Potter stuffs everywhere.

  7. The world absolutely needed that!

  8. GAH! that is gorgeous! you need a fun event to wear it to =)

  9. Thanks for the head's up about the Etsy listing! I now have an alarm set. :-)

    Since I have a minor collection of pinback buttons, I was kicking myself for not managing to grab the pins when you had them up last.

  10. Hah! Finally got my pins ordered. Can't wait!

  11. super awesome! As soon as I saw the first photo, I started thinking "ooo, I wonder what she did with it!" A perfect way to show off the cabochon.

  12. I love the necklace! My only thought is, could you find a way to make the light bulb actually light up? Meh, it's rather clever without that little detail.

    I am bummed I disconnect on the weekends and again missed the Epbot pins! Drat! I am setting my calendar alerts for next Sunday!

    -Just Andrea


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