Steampunked Heart Skeleton Key
Besides working on my Use The Muse IV piece (more on this next post, but check out the link!), my Steampunked Key is the only thing I finished last week! I have been taking a jewelry metal working class and decided to give this idea a go -
The filigree heart on the right and the watch part on the left are both soldered on. The little teensy-tinsy gears and that adorable drop of a ruby are epoxied on. Painstaking work, but not bad for just learning!
I imagine this is one of the few pieces I have made that would appeal to both sexes, as a guy could just tuck it in his pocket or wear it on a chain or strand of leather. It can be equally as flattering on a woman. I have toyed with other Steampunk designs, but this is the first one I have finished, photographed, and posted!
Have a great week!