Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The Secret of Time – Assemblage Necklace

I finished this necklace today. It is composed of: clock gears; ammonite fossil set in a bezel; carnelian and black onyx set in tube bezels. The pieces are attached together by micro bolts and nuts. I fabricated the bezels and necklace bail.

I chose a natural leather cord to hang the pendant from.


The inspiration for the design of the clasp was from a necklace made by jewelry artist Ramona Solberg.


The backside of the necklace.

The secret of time for today is evidence of productivity.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Amethyst Crystal Clock Necklace

I bought a strand of Amethyst crystal beads at the Bead & Button Show in Milwaukee.  Here is one of them.

My plan is to incorporate some clock gears to make a necklace. I like the contrast between the gears and the crystal.


I made a bezel for the amethyst and cut sections of brass tube to use as a bezels for beads. At this point I have most of the necklace design worked out in my head.


I chose this particular bead for it’s shape. The bead hole is a bonus and gives me an idea.

This clock piece fits like the hole was made for it!

I just need to fabricate the clasp and then it is done.