Monday, July 23, 2012

Steampunk puffy Heart Necklace

Well its taken a week or more but I finally got the puffy metal heart necklace done. It had to evolve slowly as I had to problem solve many times during its journey. I have never made something like this before and as newbie in the jewellery making area I still have limited supplies. It began with a simple puffy brass heart...

 Then it started to take on its own life as I added bits and pieces

 I hit a few days delay when I completely ran out of mini screws and nuts....Jen Crossley to the rescue and more arrived in the mail a few days later YEH.







 Soldering with limited tools means thinking outside the square LOL...Like my "Annette clamp?...alias cable ties and a plier :o). It was then I realized my rubber thingo was singed and the LED had started to go grey so just after this shot I took them all off again. The wire on the rubber thingo snapped off as I did so and I could not repair it so I then made a faux one.


 A pickle and a trim here and there and added some wings and at last I had my puffy metal heart necklace!!



I then added a tiny key dangle and cleaned up the solder over hang on the wings a bit more.


I am so chuffed to have got this far at all. The heart is 5cm wide and 4cm long (dip at top to point at bottom) brass soldered to copper base. I shall keep this one as my prototype for others.
hugs
Annette In Oz

12 comments:

Celeste said...

It turned out so well Annette. No wonder you are happy.

Jen Crossley said...

Sensational Annette Im speechless (a first I know LOl)

Lucy said...

Fabulous Annette, I want one!
Let me know when you have some to sell please.
Hugs Lucy

stregata said...

Fabulous work, Annette! Love how it turned out.

Lauren said...

That looks incredible, Annette! So much detail and the wings are the perfect finising touch.

Samantha Marshall said...

WOW!!!Amazing Annette!!

Barb said...

WOW Annette,
an amazing creation...new skills and yet another feather in your fabulous hat! love Barb

Rockin Robin said...

Just gorgeous! I would wear that in a heartbeat! Hugs, Rockin Robin

Suzanne said...

Just stunning Annette! I love it when work takes on a life of it's own. Prototypes are really important, that's where the fun is!

Michele said...

Amazing! If this is a prototype imagine how fabulous your next ones will be! I'm next in line to buy one after Lucy. XXX

Glenda said...

Fabulous Annette. Who needs expensive tools LOL

Nancy Lynn said...

This is absolutely gorgeous.

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