Barisa — steampunk

How to spend your 'spare time'

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Finally I can raise my head and catch you up on what I have been doing! After thinking long and hard I decided that now was the time to go for it, to stop talking and thinking,  and start getting a little more serious about the jewellery and allied creations...      I started by realising that there needed to be a fair amount of stock... this thinking was backed up by a lovely lady at the gypsy fair who said to make more than you ever think you'll sell.. all a little scary when you're not sure if anyone will...

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Steampunk cameo

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Although this cameo has no cogs or wheels it is a lot darker than a traditional cameo...and will sit well with the steampunk theme I found I had a few of the brass surrounds and thought as they had an opening at the back, which could let light through, that using a cameo as the central feature would make the most of the potential for back-lighting and highlighting the details. In keeping with the theme the entire pendant has a certain dark quality.. I made the cameo in two different densities of resin (clear for the head/bust and milky white for the background). Later I coloured...

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Steam punk progress

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The little steampunk theme which I started with one pendant has grown with no end in sight so far. I've always loved the steampunk look...as a result perhaps of watching '20,000 Leagues Under the Sea' and 'Flash Gordon'. Making jewellery telling a story... or creating little miniature artworks...  combining wood-grain  cogs and wheels.. with the interaction of adding in more feminine touches with metal scrolls and roses, the more unexpected the better, while trying to also steer clear of what has been created before is challenging in itself but great fun.  The all original and 'one off' designs are proving to be...

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Steampunk theme

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One of the pendants in the new steampunk group...this one is so new it hasn't yet been matched with a chain...the range covers ornate and complicated through to plain and functional like this one... With a faux wooden background and genuine watch parts, it's made to be either layered with other necklaces, or perhaps on its own on black clothing as a focus/statement piece.    

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