Monday

Steampunk Embroidered Cuff


I really like the look of steampunk and thought it would be fun to create a piece using embroidery and some ancient time pieces that I have. It was a bit of a challenge as I tried to take apart an old watch. A hammer came out and then some pliers. Now don't worry no valuable, vintage watches were harmed in the process! Then I was surprised how teeny, tiny the pieces were inside of the watch. I found my eyeglass repair kit and used the screw driver from that set to begin deconstructing the inner workings. Luckily I had needles thin enough to fit into the microscopic holes that were in the pieces and gears. And, this was the result of my efforts!

29 reviews:

M.Kate said...

what an amazing piece...

Marlaine said...

Lovely!

OLLIE MCKAY ~ A Chic Boutique For Girls Who Shop and Girls Who Golf ~ And lots of Yada in between~ Enjoy! said...

Wow ~ this is an incredible piece of felt jewelry! To be honest with you, I have never worn anything felt, besides earrings. Was wondering how the bracelets hold up on your wrist, especially in warmer weather?? Very creative ~ Keep up the beautiful work.

Hot Rocks said...

Very creative, and extremely unique! Love it!!

Waterrose said...

Thanks all!

Ollie. The cuffs hold up well. Each are lined with either Silk/Suede/Linen to keep the body oils from the felt. The felt is actually felted wool which is very durable and very soft. Thanks for asking!

Bejeweled said...

Very cool! Love how you integrated all the tiny watch pieces. Steampunk is such a fun genre.

On the post right below ... wow, that is some pic! I've learned a new word, "haboob"! :) It looks like some massive sandstorm out of Arabian Nights or something. Must feel very strange to be inside and watching out the windows as one of those hits.

outofthepinksky said...

That is way cool! Great job!

The Real Mother Hen said...

You are really creative (I clicked to enlarge the picture, goodness gracious, it's so well done!)

Alebrijes - I just learned that from your site. This is the first time I've seen this, so I'm going re-read the article again.

lisa said...

this is amazing! i love it!

ESCUDERO said...

Hi -I think it's time for me to acknowledge your incredible creativity. I love love love your bracelets, and to boot you are in Arizona - YYYYYYYAAAAAAA

twolefthands said...

This is a beautiful piece Rose, the colors are gorgeous!

Leslie said...

Amazing! love it!

Cindy said...

Really cool interpretation of steampunk! I like it.

Cindy

KNITTING ART said...

It seems LOVELY! I like creative bloggers:) Nice Days...

sherry said...

Oh, Rose, this is truly wonderful!

missknits said...

wow that cuff is awesome!

MySweetThree said...

Another creative cuff!! I love all of your work!

Wikid said...
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Wikid said...

Your creations are amazing. My bias is further feuled by the ability to touch each one of them ...

Drama Queen said...

This is so cool! I could imagine wearing this in a rock party with jeans and boots or even at work! Very versatile!

Cindy said...

Very creative!! Wonderfully done!

Lisa-Needle Wood Designs said...

Rose - beautiful cuff! Your embroidery is so detailed I just love it!

woolies said...

how cool is THAT!!!

twolefthands said...

Rose, these cuffs just keep getting prettier and prettier, I love the colors you chose!

HEALTH NUT WANNABEE MOM said...

So beautiful and unique. I have never seen anything quite like it. You are so talented!

P and J Crafts said...

Your cuff is lovely! And thanks for your nice comment on my blog, I appreciate it!

amy said...

It's like a western steampunk collaboration. Neo western?
I like it.

greavesdesign said...

so intricate and love the juxtaposition of textures...very unique! keep going with this...

Kimiko said...

That is the coolest thing I've ever seen!!!!

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