I have found lately that I have a real love for mechanical looking things, gears, springs, pulleys etc. I decided to take apart a broken watch to check out the insides, you can buy neat watch movements on Etsy, but why buy when most people have a broken watch kicking around. It took some doing, but I got the back off and loved what I found inside. I decided to put it together into a charm necklace since I love them too. I added a watchmaker’s bottle I had and a few smaller lockets I also had to a chunky antique brass chain. I think it is really cute.
I have to share this quote again b/c I think it describes my first soldering project wonderfully:
“The creative person is both more primitive and more cultivated, more destructive, a lot madder and a lot saner, than the average person.” – Frank Barron
I am not sure I like this, but there is something interesting about it. I figured I should share it anyway. I think with more work it could be cute, right now it’s too simple. Basically it is made of a bedspring I cut the top off, I soldered together smaller springs to make the wings and used the top of a spoon I flattened for a head (I had left over from my first spoon ring project to be shared next week). I think if I made the wings bigger, by layering more small springs it would look cuter, and lose the spoon?!?! All I can say is it is definitely interesting ……. 🙂
Happy Weekend 🙂