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Saturday, February 20, 2010

No raging at the machine here - clockwork multicolour

Yep, it was another one of those ideas in the night that I just had to try. Some time ago I had bought myself a couple tiny containers of old watch parts, I have never really been into the steampunk stuff, but it did catch my eye. I thought that it could be really interesting to try encasing some cogs etc. into some clear glass and that is how this set of beads came about. I made the four square beads with one cog or watch bit in each window, some of them I have managed to overheat a little and they get a bit ...... well, bubbly. I was really happy with them going into the kiln and thought I would make a larger focal round bead with a few parts encased into it which I am really happy with. The surrounding glass was using a Reichenbach glass called multicolour......Its lovely stuff!

I strung it together this morning and thankfully it sits really nicely, so I might even keep it myself..... I always seem to say that, but end up selling or giving them away anyway!!!!


  1. Nat that looks awesome. Makes me wish I had kept my broken watch so I could try it with fusing. You could almost do that and then add detail to the front of it to make it look like a clock.

    Anyways I have left you a little bit of sunshine on my blog. Check it out!

  2. Wow - the watch pieces almost look like they are floating... interesting idea Nat!