steam jewelry

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Steampunk Rose

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.

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TWO NEW REPAINTS FOR SALE IN THE SHOP! The bluest Lagoona Blue and a gilded-gold Robecca Steam are looking for a new home. Won’t you take a look and see what else I have in store? 75 items for your viewing pleasure, including other lovely repaints, doll/BJD jewelry, props and accessories, and faceup/repaint services for only $20!

https://www.etsy.com/shop/VanillaMintDesigns

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Steam pumped

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.

A RARE ART NOUVEAU “BUTTERFLIES AND BATS” POCKETWATCH, BY RENE LALIQUE 
Of gilt-finished jeweled lever movement, the openface pocketwatch of circular outline with blued-steel moon-style hands and applied black enameled Arabic numerals, against the gold ground accented by blue and white enameled fluttering butterflies, within a polished gold case, the reverse depicting numerous flying purplish blue enameled bats, with scattered moonstone accents, further embellished by a sculpted gold serpent bow, circa 1899-1900, with French export marks.

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A new heart for Valentine’s Day.  Lots of detail - gauges, levers, knobs, a display monitor and grilled vision portal.  It’s a complete control panel needed to run a mechanical flying heart.

It’s available in my etsy store:  https://www.etsy.com/listing/264956980/steampunk-heart-with-wings-pendant

$455 plus $7 postage.