Saturday, 15 June 2013

Steam Punk Necklace

Working in a pawnbrokers has its perks.
A regular customer came in to sell some watches, old gold ones. We had to dismantle them to weigh the gold to give an accurate price. Normally I detest taking apart watches, knowing that someone so skilled put them together. I know how I would feel if someone took my work apart!
But these watches were long past it. Beyond fixing.
So I decided to "Up-Cycle" them, I believe that's the term for turning something old and broken into something new and useful/beautiful.

Here is what I did:

 I found this necklace in an alternative clothes shop in Hanley, stoke-on-trent, when I went there for the Staffs Uni art exhibition this year. (I like to check out the competition.)
It took me forever to take the watches apart, they were made so well. Eventually I got all the individual components and arranged them onto the necklace using it as a base. I am really happy with the results. Now I know I have a totally unique piece of jewellery.


  1. Hi May great post! It's been really interesting catching up with all the stuff you have been doing and nice to see you guys the other day at the show! L;-)

    1. Thanks Laura,
      Good to see you all too. I love coming back to see whats new. See you same time next year!?