Tuesday 24 July 2012

Steampunk circles

We're going round and round at Tando Creative this week,  taking our design inspiration from"circles". Lots of possibilities with this one! I've used one of the jewellery shapes that's based around fused circles and gone a bit steampunk with it, adding cogs that are circular too!

I started by colouring the frame (including the edges) black with a Copic marker and then gave it a couple of coats of silver UTEE, leaving that "orange peel" effect you get when you don't aim for full coverage. I used a bit of black acrylic paint to further highlight that texture.

I added text papers from an old book to the base piece and knocked them back a bit with a smudge of gesso. A stamped clockface stuck to a glass pebble fills the largest circle and I added a stamped swirl plus some holeless beads with some silver paint (to mimic ball bearings) to the one above. I punched a hole through the top circle for a pendant cord and added a few more fake bearings.

The teardrop shape is fill with Glossy Accents and has some tiny cogs embedded in there. They were mostly black plastic so they've been treated with silver acrylic paint. The one that hangs over the edge of the frame has a watch winder with a tiny blue gemstone stuck in the centre.

Jewellery Circle Pendant Straight (Tando Creative)
Silver UTEE
Black and silver acrylic paints
Old book
Stamps from Inchie Style (CHF, retired)
Tiny cogs
2mm holeless beads
Glossy Accents
Glass pebble

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Thanks for stopping by today!


sam21ski said...

WOW this is absolutely stunning

Sam xxx

Gez Butterworth said...

Absolutely beautiful Joanne.x

Deborah said...

That is so cool, Joanne.

Sue said...

How clever to combine all those tiny elements. Love it.
Sue x

Kaz said...

This is stunning Joanne. As usual your attention to detail is immaculate xxx

Karen said...

Oh goodness me Joanne, this is incredible!!! x

Paula Whittaker said...

stunning project

Zoechaos said...

Magnificent pendent completely bowled over XOXO Zoe

Unknown said...

Love, love, love it - it's so interesting and intricate too.

Dawn said...

This is absolutely stunning Joanne, technique packed and very intricate, well done you.
Big hugs x

Kathy said...

I love this, Joanne. Using it as a pendant is a great idea

Christine said...

All I can say is "Wow!"

tracy said...

you're so clever joanne-i love it :)

Jackie Elwin said...

Love this! It looks like hammered gunmetal - fabulous!