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Clockwork Pendant I by deaddamien Clockwork Pendant I by deaddamien
Pendant - silver, steel, ruby bearings

I have found that carefully dismantling old watches is a very calming procedure that holds you in a peaceful, trance-like state. I received a handful of old watches from my grandfather a while ago, and upon opening one of them I found utter, functional beauty. The small red bits you see are ruby bearings, used in fancy watches for their distinct oily smoothness.

Letting form follow function I encased two of these whatevers in silver.
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daziejewellery Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010   Artisan Crafter
This is beautiful!! I also have a fascination with the inside of watches, but i have never done anything like this! Would love to one day explore something like this myself!! x
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deaddamien Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010
Ah, it always particularly warms my heart when another jewelry maker enjoys my work - thank you! In case you want to try something similar, I'll reveal that the frame here was built in the same fashion as one makes camée frames - the watch part was put in from the behind and tightened in place with a wire hoop.
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daziejewellery Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010   Artisan Crafter
ah cool. thanks for the advice :D x
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deaddamien Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010
You're most welcome.
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Teacat-Designs Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
I love the simplicity of it! we at Tea-Cat get to dismantle larger clocks, and its just as calming. *really evil grin* until they give me the bolt cutters <3 then theres small explosions of gears.
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deaddamien Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2009
Dismantling anything as functional as clocks or watches should be a form of deconstructive therapy, I think. Glad you like! Sneaked a peek of your stuff too, and it's quite fantastic.
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Bworf Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009
It's nice ! I want it ^^
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SicilyAnne Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009
is this necklace for sale?
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deaddamien Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009
Indeed it is, you can find it in the shop. For some reason I cannot recollect the name has switched to Clockwork Pendant II, but it's the same exact piece.
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6yohan9 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2008  Student Photographer
wow so beautiful, a great present from your grandmother :)
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