Embellishing Jewelry with Steampunk Style
This craft is taking a cheap piece of jewelry from a discount store and embellishing it with watch parts to create a Steampunk piece of art.
3D Crystal Laquer or Diamond Glaze
Needle nose pliers
Any rhinestones or other embellishments
Something to hold ring while you are working. (I use a container filled with rice)
Place your ring in holder. I use rice. It is very easy to adjust the angle of your ring in rice. And you will need to adjust the tilt when you start putting the lacquer on the surface. Once nice thing about lacquer is that you can peel it up if it drips a little.
|Step 3. More lacquer|
Start with a corner and place a little lacquer down, then slowly fill the surface with gears and cogs. you may need to use tweezers here. I even use some small second hands in some of my pieces. You can buy in craft stores larger watch hands and in some of my bigger pieces (images below) I use them as a centerpiece.
|Step 5. Finished!|
Once it is dry and you are satisfied. Clean up the back of any drips and you are done!
Here are some samples of what I have created using this technique.
|The iron cross ring|
|Fleur de lis ring using a watch hand|
|Each one looks different|
|You can see the one in the top right corner is drying.|
Masks and Fleur de lis' are popular here in Louisiana!