Thursday, 14 October 2010

Fairy Steampunk necklace : Designed for "The Altered Element"

My First design Team Piece for The Altered Element. Its a little necklace with magical qualities.When the hand is turned to the number 12 the fairy can fly free and grant you a magical wish..unfortunatly due to over use its now broken and the hand is now permatantly set at the number 2. I think some little girl must have got to over entusiastic wish her wishes.
The Memory Frame was placed over a rubber stamp and then filled with UTEE using a melt pot. I then rubbed a small amount of treasure wax onto it to give it a slightly aged look.

It was then embelished with various cogs and wheels and a small hole drilled in the side to add a key (The cogs and wheels are from my personal stash but very similer ones are available here) The fairy is Vintaj and a Tim Holtz Spinner is used on the clock face. The leaf, dragonlfy and the twiddly bit at the bottom are my own and I coloured them with a very thin coating of Viva Decor Crackle in Bronze to tone them into the piece as they were A bright siver colour.

The chain is made with copper wire and the beads are from my personal stash But a good selection are available here
This is the first time I have tried this type of bead and wire work and I know its not fantstic, but I think its something I will improve with. I do think a proper pair of round nosed pliers would have helped. I only had flat nosed ones and it was quite hard to coil the wire with these.


Zuzu's Blog said...

lovely piece carol.. the enchanted Vintaj fairy is a perfect touch!

Zuzu's Blog said...

oh and the wire chain thing... very clever.. I dont know if i have the patience

Anonymous said...

wow what amazing work has gone into creating this piece.

Lottie said...

you are so clever - you altered art is utterly stunning

Kris Dickinson said...

Oh my this is fabulous!

Gillian said...

Oooo I love this piece, the combination of the cogs and wheels along with the fairy is so cool. I love the idea that when the hand turns she will be free x