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Saturday, 1 May 2010

Altered pocket watch


This is a pocket watch Ibought from Jeanette at Vintage Supply Co and took apart.
Quite a fun process and worth remembering there is a particulaly boingey spring in there that catapults the contents accross the room as I discovered the hard way LOL :D

I decided to use the casing and make a pendant using a pic of my Great Aunt Molly (or Mary Ellen to be precise) printed on canvas.



I cut a piece of Prima Pastiche as the baselayer then added lace,springs, cogs, watch hands and a couple of pretty embellies.
The added a watch face over the photo.
I then re-assembled the watch casing - have to say I love it :D

I'm going to add this to the Alter it challenge blog as Mays theme is Tin Pan ally - altered metal items :D

Hugs'n'altered snogs,
Jxx

18 comments:

  1. Fabulous piece Julie, vintage and lush

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  2. YAY... lol.. and there was me hinting at you like a loon in the forum LOL.... GOR_Gee_OUS!!!!!
    nice work Julie... and a very beautiful piece of jewellery to own and wear
    Z x

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  3. Love this, it's totaly gorgous. It would look fab on ribbon and worn as a pendant.

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  4. I have just found your blog and now I am a follower. I adore all of your stuff but this watch id just stunning, I want it!!!!! LOL

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  5. this is great,very steampunk and so popular right now.x

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  6. This is wonderful julie, just love it. xx

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  7. Awwww I'm so pleased to see this. I had wanted to do an altered pocket watch for the Alice in Wonderland swap but didn't find one in time :( It wouldn't have been a patch on yours this is just totally gorgeous.

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  8. Oh wow, so nice! I'm loving the whole steampunk vibe!

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  9. Oh wow, love it! Fabby idea, Julie! x

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  10. WoW love this too! I want a pocket watch to alter!

    Love Dawn xx

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  11. This is really fab Julie, I love it. :)

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  12. Fab project, i love the case within a case look, very cool :)

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  13. This is really gorgeous, such a lovely idea.

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  14. wonderful project just yummy almaxx

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  15. That is such a brilliant idea, and you've done it so well.

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