A steampunk/victorian butterfly necklace features another favorite insect! It has been riveted to a brass profile of a vintage style woman's face. The butterfly features a silver bezel-set mother of pearl round stone. It has a lovely bronze/brown patina. The pendant measures a little over 2" in diameter. It hangs gracefully from a copper-tone vintage-style chain with safety clasp which is 16" in length. Elegant one of a kind style for your personal adornment.
"Day of Dead Frida", a Frida Kahlo wall shrine made of an Altoid tin based on my recollections of visiting her home and museum in Mexico City in November 2014. This small shrine is lovingly assembled using tiny nuts and bolts for solid craftsmanship.The background is gold leafed and onto that I placed the ceramic skeleton figure.Gold French bling sections came next and the small cameos of Frida in either corner. The doll at the bottom references her unfulfilled desire for children.Resin was added to protect some of the elements. Measuring 4" x 2.75" x 1.0", this piece will hang wherever you like from the retaining ring on top. Signed and copyrighted on the back. One of a kind.
"Dreaming of Frida" a Frida Kahlo wall shrine made of an Altoid tin based on my recollections of visiting her home and museum in Mexico City in November 2014. This small shrine is lovingly assembled using tiny nuts and bolts for solid craftsmanship. I made an unusual skull decal to place over a copper and gold leafed background and added a Frida decal surrounded by French bling. More gold bling extends into the right side. A paintbrush was added to pay homage to her paintings Finally the silver leaves and red stones were put in place. Resin was added to protect some of the elements. Measuring 4" x 2.75" x .25", this piece will hang wherever you like from the retaining ring on top. Signed and copyrighted on the back. One of a kind.
This Steampunk or Victorian necklace features into an antique watchmaker's tin half which is about 2" in diameter. Thinking about the transition from late Summer into early Fall and insects completing their life cycles, I made what I think is one of my memento mori pieces. The center graphic is from an antique book. It's held in place in an antique watchmaker's tin with some bronze shavings. The opalescent flower and insect dangle lighten it up a bit.The tin half has been riveted to a retaining ring allowing it to dangle gracefully from a 18" vintage-style chain with a safety clasp. This necklace is already made and ready to ship. You will receive this exact item, not something similar.
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This steampunk necklace started life as the half of an oversized locket (2 1/2"x2"). By the time I found it, the top of the locket was gone. Watch parts and resin were added after I turned it on its side. And what lovely parts they are! an antique safety pinion engraved with a design and the words "H.W.W. Co., Waltham Mass, 17 Jewels". A gold engraved speed adjuster to make the watch go faster or slower, wonderful tiny gears and screws. One part still has a tiny ruby in it! I distressed the outside of the locket to enhance the steampunk vibe, added some fishing gear dangles and put it on a very long vintage chain (28"). The chain could even be doubled around your slender neck. I am a trained, if somewhat timely, silversmith and have built this piece to last.
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This Victorian-inspired crown or tiara was inspired by the authentic tintypes from the late 1800's. I was thinking about how absolutely wretched most of the Victorian children looked in these pictures and also had in mind the memento mori concept. The adults these children may have become are long gone from the earth, but we get to remember them a bit in this piece.
This wearable brass crown is made with tintypes, brass corners and banding, found objects and my etched elements. The second picture shows a close-up of one of the etched elements I made with a tintype secured under resin. Circumference is about 22 1/2" and front is about 5 1/2" high. This piece has been in several juried art shows including a solo show awarded me by Judy Chicago.
Photos by Seth Tice-Lewis
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This one-of-a-kind copper necklace started when I cut out a section of a Celestial Seasonings tin featuring a lovely young woman in a Western scene. I shaped it in my hydraulic press and backed it with a beautifully etched brass piece. Then I gathered copper wire, spirals and circles and created a one-of-a-kind 22" chain coiling the wire around the other elements. I added a hand-forged clasp and it is ready to adorn your lovely neck. Ready to ship in one day! Check my feedback--speedy shipping is my middle name...
This is a turquoise rendition of the black cicada ring so many of you have enjoyed. The turquoise color is from a patina, not paint and since a patina creates a chemical reaction with the brass it is a little trickier to get consistent results. For this reason, I am showing several pictures so you get a feeling for the range of color. Clear coated, it easily adjusts from a size 6 up. If you have a smaller finger, convo me or leave a message to seller and I will adjust it smaller for you. I am a trained, if somewhat blue, silversmith and have riveted this piece together for many years of pleasurable adornment.
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This Steampunk ring honors one of my favorite insects, the mighty cicada. Take your cicada love with you with this little beauty. Brass cicada measures about 2" long by about 1" wide. I first put a rich black patina on the little critter, then riveted it securely to an adjustable ring. The ring adjusts easily from size 6 and up. For smaller fingers, convo me and I will change it for you. Ready for your wearing pleasure.
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This Steampunk or Victorian bracelet started with the brass cuff- it measures about 1.25" wide. I etched a squiggle design on the cuff and then used brass rivets to attach an element of hand-engraved Thai silver. After attaching the little bee body I soldered a sterling bezel to hold a gorgeous Mother of Pearl stone. Then the little bee received a brown and turquoise patina. Truly one of a kind, the cuff measures around 6". With the enhanced Victorian vibe, this one of a kind piece would be lovely as a personal adornment.
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