Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Cuckoo For Resin And Watch Parts

I have a bunch of jewelry in a store called LimeLight in downtown Northville Michigan. It is owned by the same women that owns the stamp store I teach classes at so it was a natural fit. (And I have been selling a lot more stuff then when I had them on Etsy.) Anyways here is what I have been working on for the last week to restock what has been sold. 


This cuckoo clock is made on a wooden domino and painted with the rust patina paints that I love so much. The blue comes from the Vintaj metal paints which I also love. 




These steampunk hearts are only 2 of the 10 that I made from watch parts and wire. Each one is totally different from the next but these are my 2 favorites. (I just may keep the bottom one for myself.)



These are one of many steampunk earrings that I also made from various watch parts. 




I am going to have a make a pair of these for myself too. They are made from vintage resistors.




I have been also playing with 2 part resin to make some other necklaces. Here you can see how I took the empty watch faces and poured a layer of resin. (They have no metal back plate but they do have a crystal.) After the first layer was set I put in a second layer and placed some of the watch parts down in it. Once that is set I will do another pour and another layer of parts, then a final layer in black to make the parts stand out. Since I am working from the front of the watch to the back I am essentially working in reverse when I pour the layers on the above watch faces.



These are essentially the same as the above watch faces but because they have a back but no crystal I am working from the back to the front. (I painted the metal back with some black Vintaj metal paint before I poured the first layer of resin.) 



13 comments:

Wendy said...

super cool jewels...nice work!

bobbie said...

Your jewelry is exquisite! The heart pendants especially caught my eye ~ I can see why you would want to keep one for yourself!

Karenliz said...

WOW They are all gorgeous. Your steampunk hearts was stunning.

rush said...

beautiful pieces! i love every single one of them! keep up the good work...uh...play?

inkypinkycraft said...

some fab makes here! trace x

Penny Duncan said...

Oh WOW....these are all FANTASTIC!!!!! Hard to choose a favorite one!!

Malinda said...

I just adore your work! I didn't realize you were so close to me! I'm in Swartz Creek. Would love to be able to attend any of your classes>

Tracie Dean said...

These are all gorgeous! I can see why you would want to keep some for yourself...lol

The style is awesome.

Happy Sales
Tracie
http://homeofthepurskey.blogspot.com

marda said...

All the pieces are great, but love the watches.

Sim said...

Hoooo, so many treasures!
I love them all! :)

Lizbethem said...

Love all your wonderfully creative jewelry, Valerie! Especially the heart shaped steampunk necklaces.

inkyD said...

Absolutely brilliant, I love them all, your work is amazing, so intricate and exciting, good luck with continued sales! Pauline

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