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Art of the Day: Saturday January 08, 2011

Recycled Watch Case Steampunk Pendant

- by Eclectic Elements by sam

This week's theme: It's a Matter of Time

Steampunk is not easily defined. It's a social movement. It's a burgeoning sub-culture that encompasses art, music, fiction, fashion, lifestyle, creation, and imagination with an aesthetic that is rooted in the 19th century's technologies, sciences, and possibilities. Steampunk is not a re-creation of the past; it is history altered. It speculates on our present and its inventions, but created with the technologies and craftsmanship from the age of steam. It looks at the history drawn through a lens of modern sensibilities. It blends time, and it creates its own. Steampunk is the past, the present, the future, and a place in time that exists outside of all three.


Art: Recycled Watch Case Steampunk Pendant by Artist Eclectic Elements by sam
Recycled Watch Case Steampunk Pendant

March 2009

I love the Victorian aesthetic of Steampunk jewelry. I also love the idea of recycling and putting old bits to good use. The mechanical or industrial look is another wonderful aspect of Steampunk style. A recurring theme is watch faces, watch cases and other watch parts including gears.

I used an old two piece watch case and wire wrapped the two pieces together. I added a filigree to the back with more copper wire. I hung a watch face from the hole in the top of the watch case and hung a fan charm from the filigree.

The copper chain is 16" long and the watch case is 2" in diameter and 1/2" thick.

There is a lot of movement and depth and texture in this piece.



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Detail Image for art Recycled Watch Case Steampunk Pendant

Detail Image for art Recycled Watch Case Steampunk Pendant

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