Steampunk Watch Ring

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I’ve been fascinated with steampunk lately, although it’s a genre of literature, music and art that is hard to define.  I’ve heard of it described as retro-futuristic and anachronistic.  I’ve also read that it’s “the intersection of technology and romance.”  For a more concise definition, visit steampunk.com, but here is a summary of some of the main points:

  • It usually refers to the Victorian era.
  • There are advanced machines based on Victorian technology (think steam).
  • The supernatural could be involved.
  • It could take place in a completely different world.

With these properties in mind, then, picture this very ornate, feminine, Victorian ring band with a vintage watch movement, embellished with some jewels. Victorian elegance meets technology. Beautiful.

ukraine

In order to make this ring, I had to do some searching for the perfect ring band and watch movements.  I found both of those on Ebay.  In fact, the watch movements had to ship all the way from the Ukraine. Just look at the stamps!

supplies

When I had all of my materials, I used the flat part of my ring mandrel to flatten the filigree in order to create a spot for the watch face to sit.  I used 9001 glue to adhere the watch face to the ring band. After the glue was set, I chose three Swarovski crystals to embellish the cogs.

ring

I made two of these, and I can’t stop looking at them!

watch5watchring1 I am going to keep the one with the brown stones, but I have put the other ring up for sale on my Etsy shop, Bountiful Creations.  Please follow this link to go right to the ring.

If you would like a customized ring, please leave a comment here on my blog, or on my Etsy shop, and I would love to make one just for you! I could customize the crystal colors according to you or your loved ones’ birthdays. I could also use a different shape of watch if you are interested.

Shared on Deborah Jean’s Dandelion House linky #93.

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3 Responses to Steampunk Watch Ring

  1. youngforgood says:

    This is amazing! I’ve just discovered steampunk and received my first package of books and jewellery today. The ring is beautiful. Do you ship to the UK?

    • Thanks! Have fun with your new books. There are a few books out there that I have my eye on too. I’d be glad to ship to the UK. I updated the item to reflect that I ship there. Thanks for reading!

  2. Irene says:

    This is a really cool ring. Who could have thought about this invention! Brilliant!

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