Saturday, January 1, 2011

Art Deco Steampunk Necklace

Just finished this necklace which combined two of my favourite themes - Art Deco and Steampunk. Yes I do realise Steampunk is supposed to be late Victorian, but hey, it's my piece and I can do what I want, LOL! I do apologise to any purists out there though. Anyhow, the cab is a miniature collage done on a white polymer clay base. I painted the lady with acrylics and Twinkling H2O, added bits of paper cut outs, cogs, lace etc, and covered it with resin. The same lace was used to line the edge of the pendant. Must admit I love painting girls'/ladies' faces (have been so since I was little), and I can't help using them in my jewelry pieces. I have made a few more cabs in similar style to play with, so you'll probably see more of them coming in the near future. Please click on the photos if you'd like a larger view.


  1. Caroline, your work is absolutely stunning. Everytime I walk away from your blog I am awed and inspired. Thank you so much for sharing what you do. It's beautiful and you have definitely earned the title "artist". :)

  2. A very romantic necklace. It reminds me of times
    long past. Really amazing!
    Kind regards:
    Uli Jez

  3. Thank you very much for your lovely comments, Florentina and Uli. Yes I was trying to capture a vintage/antique feel with this piece, but wasn't sure if I got it right. So glad you like it. Thanks again!

  4. Wonderful necklace. I really love it!!!

  5. Thank you, Rosa. Your comments are much appreciated.

  6. Hello, Hannah, thank you for your lovely comments. :)

  7. They are so beautiful and intricately made. I can imagine what a gorgeous fashion statement they make when won.
    Hope you'll come over and link up to my victorian fantasy challenge inspired by Steampunk Debutante.

  8. Thanks for the comments and invitation, Sandy. Will definitely visit your blog to find out more about the challenge. It sounds really interesting and right up my alley!

  9. Grazie, Ana! Thanks so much for leaving a comment. :)

  10. Caroline,

    I would like to share some photos add a link to your amazing jewelry in an upcoming "Steampunk" issue of Scrap N Art Magazine. If you are interested, would you please contact me at:

    Thanks so much, Christie Bryant

  11. Hi Christie,
    Thank you for your message - much appreciated. Sorry I didn't see this until now (hope it's not too late). Have just emailed you. Would love to have a link in your magazine. Thanks again!

  12. Hi Caroline,
    I am an industrial engineer, from childhood I liked everything about painting and art in general.
    I saw your blog and loved, he is modern and original, you're great.
    I write because I like to try making my own beaded jewelry but I don’t know where to start…
    Please, could you recommend a magazine or book and some online bead store to take up this art (I live in Spain)?. Any advice?