After teaching a few classes at The Bouncing Bead I couldn’t help getting back in the steampunk mood. I’ve made some rings and pendants for my Esty Shop. Back to silver overlay bottle caps, you know… fancy recycling.
Notice the little flower swirl in the pendant? I got that from one of Marie’s Etsy Shops – The Hoarder’s Closet. I kinda like that bit of pretty in it.
I thought all bottle cap jewelry was the same until I held other brands at the craft and hobby trade show last January. The ones from the scrapbook companies were really light weight, they almost felt like soda can metal.
I did not buy any.
These are from a jewelry manufacturer, Amate Studios. Big difference, these feel so much sturdier.
It looks like I just can’t get away from purple and blue. I’ll try to force myself to expand my color choices on the next thing I make…really! – T
I really like these bottle cap rings from Amate. They are better quality than just the regular caps from craft store, these are silver overlay and look a lot shinier. Ooo, aah…. There is lots of room in the cap to put lots of goodies too!
Funny thing, in this picture you can’t even see the resin I used. It’s all the way up to the rim! I may have to break down and buy a UV lamp to cure the resin. I am getting a little burned out on running back and forth outside every time I make something. Or even curing only between 11 – 2 (if I’m lucky). I didn’t realize how much of an angle the sun is in the winter and you can’t cure the UV resin outside in the rain either, huh, go figure. Well, that’s what I get for being such a cheapo.
Off to steampunk more goodies! – T
Today I think I’m finally back home. It was a long weekend for me, being away and all. I went to CHA (Craft and Hobby Assoc.) Trade Show from early last Saturday to late Monday night! For me, it’s a long time to be away from my family and home. I originally thought I was just going up for a day to help my friend Ellie…HA! As it got closer I found out it was 3 days, 2 nights and at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Plus, I was the one driving!
We were demonstrating what could be done with the products from Amate Studios. Here are a few things I made before we left. It was a lot of fun at the booth showing people from all over the world their findings, glaze and our artwork! Amate Studio’s products made our art look great!
Thank you Armando, Jason and Ellie, I am grateful for having the opportunity and pleasure of working with all of you. – Tina
I can’t get enough steampunk hearts. I want to make more and more! There are other colors I haven’t even got a hold of yet! I better get a move on it. Now I’ve got steampunk adjustable rings….ooooo. They are so fun, unusual, one of a kind and very interesting.
I wonder if Frankenstein’s heart looks like this? – T