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I adore working with the strange and sometimes challenging watch parts to create beautiful pieces of jewelry. Steampunk can be such an inspiring style, I have endless ideas! Every piece is painstakingly hand soldered and epoxied together, and on an average, takes 3 hours to complete.

These pieces are my art, I do not take ideas from other artists or try to duplicate their work. I usually do not plan out my piece as I work, it tends to form itself as I go. I love to do custom work, if you see something you like, please let me know! Due to the difficulty of locating matching antique watch parts, everything I make is original. I do not make duplicates, so every piece is special, and you will not see it anywhere else.

I've been working with precious and semi precious stones for about 7 years now, and am entirely self-taught. I love making jewelry and things that…

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  • Female
  • Born on November 29
  • Joined July 21, 2009

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Antique clock and watch pieces, precious stones, semi precious stones, precious metals, gemstones, gears, cogs, springs

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About

I adore working with the strange and sometimes challenging watch parts to create beautiful pieces of jewelry. Steampunk can be such an inspiring style, I have endless ideas! Every piece is painstakingly hand soldered and epoxied together, and on an average, takes 3 hours to complete.

These pieces are my art, I do not take ideas from other artists or try to duplicate their work. I usually do not plan out my piece as I work, it tends to form itself as I go. I love to do custom work, if you see something you like, please let me know! Due to the difficulty of locating matching antique watch parts, everything I make is original. I do not make duplicates, so every piece is special, and you will not see it anywhere else.

I've been working with precious and semi precious stones for about 7 years now, and am entirely self-taught. I love making jewelry and things that make people have to look twice.

I found many of my gemstones locally, in a teeny shop, in a teeny town in Virginia, amidst all the thriving, mobbing area that surrounds our nation's capitol. Gemstones I can't find there, I purchase through other Etsy sellers. The watch parts all are gently harvested from deceased antique mechanical watches, dating anywhere between 1750 and 1935. I mostly favor American-made, early 1900s watches, as this is when the designs seem to be their most lavish- lots of engraving, with special attention to detail. I can appreciate good craftsmanship, and I am sure you can too. With beautiful watches like those, they deserve a new lease on life!


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