I am, of course, a steam-punk princess, In denim shorts and torn stockings and Weird googles and armoured breastplate. I stride. I am a girl’s bride. I science what Women have always known. I live in a Waste land zone, and communicate only Via an antique phone, which I drag behind Me on a souped-up shopping cart. I am Clockwork art. I boy the gay boys with my Male stare. I board the zeppelin, as a stowaway. I say what Babbage’s codes wanted to say. I chase liars to the corners of the globe. I vote for community and tea. I am flying over A lava-sea. I press a button on my ancient Watch, and thus I transform into anything you Want. Look up my name in the vast list of Makers, kept in a library, somewhere elsewhere In the medieval city of the dreamers and the Sweet. I wear your boots on my ballerina feet. I treat all drawers to the waters of my well. If you wish to kiss these purpled lips, you have Only to find the six secret words, and you shall.
This is one of my Tritium pieces. Unlike traditional glow-in-the-dark Tritium requires no charging from another light source. It glows continuously for up to 12 years. It is a gas captured in a glass tube. I put that tube into a second glass tube for safety and durability with a fine hand made copper spring so it can’t move within the outer tube. It is sealed with internal rubber stoppers and vintage copper “acorn” end caps. Small rod and ball head pin adds to the steampunk look. There are two gold tone brackets to hang the vial to the chain on the top and bottom.
I wanted this to look like a secret power source - a radioactive rod with containment field mechanism. The top brass semicircle has a dial hand (it doesn’t more) and a silver tone pocketwatch wheel just poking up under it. The bottom semicircle has a brass disk (from a vintage mainspring case) and watch cog. I’ve also added a small silver tone drop.
The whole pendant section is 3 ½ inches long and ¾ of an inch wide.
The copper tone rolo linked chain has a fixed drop length (from the pendant to the clasp) of 10 inches for a total circumference of just over 20 inches. If you would like it at a different length, I’m happy to alter it for you.
I use Paypal as it offers buyer and seller protections. It will be sent using tracking and delivery confirmation. Shipping is included. I’m in Australia so allow 2 weeks for delivery to the US or Europe.