B66. Handmade STEAMPUNK pendant with iconic symbols of this esthetic, among them: actual watch parts, wings of freedom, delicate intricate etched brass watch part from pocket watch, key and key hole. (I purchased old watch parts from a jewelry shop in Germany that was closing.)
Handmade of pure bronze, the basis of this piece is a magical key hole. From the key hole hangs a key and a gem that will move with the wearer..
Gems are Swarovski crystals; wings are cast bronze.
The piece is strung on an 18" golden brown silk ribbon cord.
Size of pendant - wing tip to wing tip is 2". Pendant including the hanging padlock is about 3".
One photo shows the reverse of the pendant. Please note that I finish both sides of my pieces and it is signed.
STEAMPUNK is an esthetic that combines late Victorian with the Industrial Revolution and then mixes in a dash of Science fiction. It is characterized by wheels, cogs, keys, keyholes, fantasy, locks, feathers, top hats, leather wear, gadgets and kizmos, goggles, and all things relating to nature and especially the planets and heavenly bodies. In short, it is wonderful fantasy!
NOTE: STEAMPUNK pieces are NOT for children. They are not toys even though many times I will include something that moves or turns in the piece just for fun. My STEAMPUNK are made from actual watch parts. That means some edges will be sharp and could scrape or pull at sweater yarn. I do shave rough spots and sand sharp areas - but watch parts, especially cogs, may have pointy ends. Please enjoy your piece but be mindful of the components
To gauge size, one photo includes a quarter as a measure for comparison. The images are a bit deceiving in that the piece looks large in the close ups. However, this photo indicates just how small I work.
As with all fine jewelry, your piece should be treated delicately. It should not tarnish as it's been coated with a sealant. However, enclosed in your package will be a small jewelry polishing cloth as a gift to you.
If this is a present, you'll want to share the card enclosed in your package that explains the process to create the bronze original work.
If for some reason you change your mind about an order, leave a message in "conversations" and I will honor your request.
Items will be shipped to you via PRIORITY MAIL US Postal Service. I'll add tracking. ALL items ship between 1 and 3 business days. I will leave a message for you via "conversations" to let you know that your package is on its way.
I will always take a piece back within 2 weeks of receipt, for any reason. Please just contact me.
Etsy policies have changed and I can refund all or part of your payment, depending on the situation. If postage is less than the standard flat rate for a small box, I will refund the difference to you.
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Your Artisan piece is organic, made from materials found in nature. As such, it may change overtime, reacting to the elements and oxidizing. This is perfectly natural. However, I've added a sealant to prevent this. But if this should occur, please use the polishing cloth enclosed with your order. Gently polish, use no water and the beautiful sheen and color will return.