Sunday, July 1, 2012

Charmingly Chic

I was totally inspired to get back into making jewelry after creating my steampunk necklace from the previous post. I was thinking of objects to turn into steampunk charms.

Bottlecaps are popular, but I didn't want to go down the same old road of inserting a picture into the underside. So using pliers, I worked at crimping the edges inward so the cap would be more charm like. Then I decided to place 2 caps back to back and soldered the 2 pieces together to make a double-sided charm. Some caps are the same on both sides, some are different.

Most of these still need to have holes drilled to be able to use on chains. A little wire and some beads complete the charm.

Ready to wear.

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