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June 5, 2013
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Jun 4, 2013, 12:52:56 PM
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Another Aronnax Ammonite Pendant by magpie-poet Another Aronnax Ammonite Pendant by magpie-poet
Got more supplies at the antique show a few weekends back, so I was able to make another slightly steampunked ammonite. This guy is wrapped in copper and brass and has two gears tucked into open chambers, plus a teeny tiny screw in another.

This one is just over 2 1/8" by 1 1/4"

I've not managed to find more of the more intricate watch hands that I got years ago. Any idea where to look?

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May I preface the statement I am about to give to you as, well love the concept and the marriage of things salvaged and utilizing things old and create something that is beautiful.

The conch like exterior and it reminds me of a old fossil is just really spiffy. The gold and Bronze tones that are just something incredible and with the background you selected really brings out the piece in the foreground. just the way it mechanically, almost swirls into Dante's inferno in the center just moves your eyes really well.

The only thing that I would love to actually seen is more gears going from the bend on the South position part of your piece, maybe increasing in gear size. I think that would add a unique element because I feel overpowered by the swirl heart on the top. You have all this great "meat" the jewelry that speaks to me almost on a personal level. Maybe have it down near the body of the piece. For me, personally it would be stronger with something unique.

Regardless of all this, I still think its beauty and has a strong "Impact". Keep on creating, because your soul is in each piece you make. Later Days man.~ *Wags* - Azu Gabu - Digitail Creations.
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TinyWild Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014
A steampunked ammonite, that's a great idea, beautiful! :nod:
magpie-poet Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014
Thank you. I've become a bit addicted to it. It's fun to hunt down the perfect fossil for sneaking in gears :)
pplprsn Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
I think a tutorial on how to do these would be cool! I love this pendant
magpie-poet Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
They're still a little fiddly. I change how I do it each time.
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SunreiCreations Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
The bronze and gold wire wrapping matches the color scheme really well, and it's very in line with steampunk culture.
The gears went well with the little chambers, being about the same size and the roundness matching the curves. They hide two little cavities, which I would have liked exposed, but that's just personal choice:)
magpie-poet Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
That's fair. I need the open chambers to be able to tuck the gears in, it makes a better reserve/more contact area for glue and I don't have to try to grind the gears flat. So where the gears are largely depends on where the chambers are. In some of the larger ones you can see more chamber behind them. (I was at a fossil show going through the flat of ammonite pairs and a woman was complaining about the open chambers and how maybe you could fill them with epoxy then polish them so they'd look closed-so I got as many of the open chambered ones as I could :giggle: )
SunreiCreations Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Lol,I thought that woman sounded really particular until I realised that polishing a rock to get rid of imperfections doesn't really represent it in its natural state either. I know some people draw superglue over zebra rocks (or some other rock) and then polish them to get a high gloss that you wouldn't normally get with porous stones.
magpie-poet Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
Nah, she just didn't like the opening and wanted an even level, I think she was thinking if it dried milky it might blend in witht he calcite. I'd rather see the little crystals myself.

That's interesting, I'd never heard of that.
Charmed-Ravenclaw Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the addition of gears to this :)
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