Monday, April 22, 2013

Earth Day Recycled Steampunk Charm Pendant

I'm sure if you've been visiting here for very long you know how much of a pack rat I am and how I LOVE to recycle things...even before it was popular.

Well, today I have a Steampunk themed pendant that is very much recycled - perfect to help celebrate the day!

Here she is....

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The chain, pearl strand and crown finding are all recycled from vintage pieces of jewelry....
 
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The watch case and gears are from an old Timex I took apart....
 
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and the background is actually a piece of an old map I have.
 
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I glued the map to the watch back, added the little girl collage image and finally I glued the word "Play" as well.   I added several small gears & watch parts to the front of the watch case before I glued the watch back to the case.  Adds a bit of fun movement to the piece.
 
After that I added the various recycled findings and hung several watch gears off the bottom rung of the watch.
 
Fun fun!
I hope you can find a little inspiration in these recycled goodies
and
if you have a chance give it a go yourself!
 
Happy Earth Day!!!!

9 comments:

  1. Hi Roni happy earth day to you to. Lovely project

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  2. Oh my goodness! This is so beautiful. :)

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  3. Love it! I have been looking for ideas for some old watches I have that no longer work...Thanks for the ideas.

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  4. I love taking apart old jewelry and watches. Sometimes you don't know what you will end up with, but the parts are sometimes better than it ever was together!

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  5. I keep everything too, and I love to see how you use old jewelry pieces. This is beautiful!

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  6. Thanks for this great idea. I have a number of old watches too that I was wondering what I could with them.

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  7. Wow, why did I ever throw out our old watches.....banging myself on the forehead...! Love this!

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  8. Time to dig out the junk jewelry- I know there are watches in there- I love love love this piece!

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