Using Up the Stash #7 - Spring Time
I'm very fond of Steampunk style items and the hinged glass pendant from this month's Rings & Things goodies reminded me a bit of a pocket watch case. So I put in a beautifully engraved piece from the inside of a vintage pocket watch, a stamped leaf and ladybug, all of which I purchased from Steampunk Supply at Etsy, and had in the stash waiting for just the right inspiration.
Since I wanted a bit of color to signify Spring, I placed a green opal glass flower bead cap from Rings & Things near the leaf, and added a tiny rhinestone in the center of the bead cap to cover the hole. Of course the piece had to be named Spring Time.
but click to enlarge and see the really lovely engraving on the pocket watch piece.
Since the back of the pendant is glass as well, there's a floral filigree piece (also from Steampunk Supply) wrapped around back of the large watch piece to provide a nice look for that side of the pendant. It also provides stability for the watch part and keeps it from sliding around inside the pendant.
I'm still thinking about how I'd like to finish that side - I've got some ideas that will take time and gluing, so I couldn't get to it tonight. I'll post again with that side's finished look when it's done.
Oh, and last reminder to enter> Artbeads 10th anniversary sweepstakes closes at 11:59pm Pacific time TODAY.
FTC compliance notice of material connection: The hinged glass case above, was provided to me for free, to be used for design purposes, or for a statement of my honest opinion of them, by Rings & Things.