custom steampunk pocketwatch

another custom order from an ex-coworker! julaine wanted a pocketwatch to give to a friend who’s into steampunky things. Heh, i’m ON IT!

started with an vintage silver pocket watch case (this was prolly a westclox – forgot to take a before pic, sorry!) i added some larger gears and some black gear stickers. Then the first resin pour! I also installed a large crown in a contrasting metal, making sure it was embedded in the resin.

Next i assembled a watch face out of a vintage men’s watch face, clock parts, hands and various tiny gears.

I just glued them together to keep it assembled for the next resin pour:

I adore bubbles in my resin – it adds interest and depth! however, i did have one rather large bubble appear while curing that irked me to no end, right below the 12oclock mark! So i added a lil bit of bling with a watch jewel, perfectly sized to cover up that annoying bubble.

A final resin pour or two (or more, geez i hate being a perfectionist sometimes!) and we’re ready for finishing!

The case was a little worn to begin with and had initials etched into the back so i decided to just sand the whole thing with my rotary tool to create a nice texture, in keeping with the silver and gold theme that it had going on:

Added a loop and some bronzy chain and we’re done!

I’m super happy with how it came out and i hope stalker’s friend likes it!


First custom order!

It still counts if its from an ex-coworker friend, right? ;-)

I was contacted by Dena to create a birthday gift for her girlfriend. She pretty much gave me free reign with design – she just wanted a pendant that included Jerri’s birthdate or year or age. So i went to work! I ended up coming up with two designs and gave her the option of either or both.

Option #1:
Vintage bingo sheet background, with watch gears and a purple rhinestone trapped in layers of resin. Set in a vintage distressed gold tone watch case.

Option #2:
Map background, with watch gears, hands and a purple rhinestone in layers of resin, set in a vintage gold tone watch case.

Dena decided to take both! I hope jerri likes them!

Thank you for the custom order, Dena! If anyone out there would like to discuss their own custom order, feel free to email me at wiggelhevinatgmaildotcom. Or message me thru my facebook page, or convo thru etsy!