I’ve been wanting to make this pendant for about a year now. When I received the gorgeous vintage handmade roses they took my breath away. Over time the metal has oxidised to a very subtle rainbow of colours. I’ve lightly dusted the rose with holographic dust to catch the eye as it moves around. For durability I mounted the rose in a tiny serrated teeth funnel and added a curved tubing as the stem. I had two tiny stamped leaf shape brass charms with raised dimples for more texture. Finally I used a three strand wire for the leaves so I could use one wire strand as tendrils. All are mounted to the solid brass bead “vase”. Available in my Etsy store here. US$79 plus $7 postage.
WWI-related piece; most parts, I assume, are
from around World War I period (found or bought at flea markets). The
main part is a locker which holds a series of tiny photographs from the
bombing of Reims Cathedral (1914).
I have many hours in this piece - and I’m very happy with the finished piece. Many of the items I make have an underlying theme of duality. I wanted it to look like the crystals are being pushed like a sparkling hydraulic pump moving through the brass heart. It is a large statement piece for a steampunk costume or an intriguing inclusion on contemporary fashion.
So it’s seen I’ve put it on a short length of vintage brass woven cord at just under choker level. I can alter the length - just let me know. US$185 + $7 shipping in my Etsy store here.
The weather went from “unbearably boiling hot death” to “I am actually getting goosebumps while wearing a light cardigan” overnight. Thank goodness! The heat was hitting me pretty hard, and now I get to wear my new jeans again. The color-fucking wall continues to fuck colors–I messed with this photo a lot and couldn’t get it any better than this, but it still looks off to me.
(Also I turned in my numerous application paper thingies to that store I’ve gotten shoes from.)
[Image description: one full-body photo of a young woman (me) standing in front of a blue wall. I have bobbed, light purple hair. I’m wearing a seafoam green tank top (actually a bodysuit) tucked into high-waisted dark wash skinny jeans that button all down the front. Over the bodysuit, I have on a lightweight grey cardigan with ¾ length sleeves. I’m wearing bronze and fake pearl earrings, dark red lipstick, and a brass necklace with a little green bead on it. I have on dark brown boots. As always, I’m wearing my round black glasses.]