Watchworks Rose and Ruby Steampunk Vintage Pendant
I used a small vintage deconstructed watchworks with ruby jewels and brass gears, then added a hot pink Swarovski crystal and a vintage enameled pink rose cabochon. The original dial on the back has been coated in clear resin. This comes with a 24 inch antiqued silver chain.
Besides the universal symbolism of love, a rose can also represent a clandestine meeting. The term "sub rosa" means "under the rose" and comes from the Roman practice of hanging a rose over a meeting place as a symbol of secrecy.
Combining mechanical items like vintage watch parts with items like crystals is something that I think makes each item stand out, and yet be a part of the whole Steampunk creation. I like the idea of being able to recycle vintage items and turn them into something new. It is recycling in its finest form.
Many of the items I use are in vintage or antique condition and may show a small amount of wear. Although I have tried to eliminate all sharp edges, some of these pieces may still retain edges due to the nature of the objects used in the jewelry such as gears, etc. Wear with care.
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