Steampunk Orrery Jewelry
I set myself a challenge last year to make an orrery (model of the solar system) to fit under a glass dome that is under an inch wide. There is a pile of rejects on my desk - it took a long time to find the right supplies and construction. The “planets” are half beads resting on a vintage hairspring. They needed to be very light so they didn’t drag the spring down. I would love to have found copper tone half beads for Mars and Jupiter but I couldn’t source any. Saturn does have her ring!
I must stress - nothing moves on this pendant. It is a static representation not a true mechanical orrery. One day I would love to create tiny moving ones. It is sealed under the glass to keep it pristine.
The pendant is 1 ½ inches high and 1 inch wide. The brass faceted cut cable link chain has a fixed drop of 13 inches long (from the pendant to the clasp) for a total length of 26 inches. It has a lobster claw clasp.
I’m selling this in my Etsy store https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/steelhipdesign