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Pearl Gears Necklace Pendant by ChimeraDragonfang Pearl Gears Necklace Pendant by ChimeraDragonfang
More shop scrap work. Is that real mother-of-pearl? I have no idea.

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Tools & Materials: Brass disc, two star washers, small bit cut off a brass rod, broken trumpet finger button, one link from a chain for the bail, Dremel, 1.5mm drillbit, buffer, Tripoli cutting compound, Brasso metal polish, Autosol metal polish, treated grease-cutting cleaning cloths, propane torch, flux, silver solder (hard and soft), clearcoat metal lacquer.

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Little-Vampire Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I think this is probably the first minimalistic steam punk jewel I've seen! Usually they're fillet with gears, metallic wings, keys and what not. It's good to find a simple once from time to time! :#1:
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ChimeraDragonfang Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010
Most of my stuff turns out that way, possibly because I'm restricted to the junk I find in the scrap bin at work. Plus tiny details are best avoided as it's a pain in the ass to polish around them with a huge floor buffer.
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Kerya-Alexis Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2010
Steampunk at it's best.
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ChimeraDragonfang Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2010
Thanks :D
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arna Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful! If brass didn't turn my skin green...
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ChimeraDragonfang Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2010
It's lacquered, so you don't have to worry about that.
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arna Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Unfortunately I do. Something about my skin chemistry makes lacquer rub off, so I'd have to strip it off the whole thing and reapply it every 2-3 times I wear it, which is a lot of fuss and bother as I'm sure you can imagine.

No, I never found out why or how that happens. I just stick to sterling silver and surgical steel. ;)
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ChimeraDragonfang Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2010
I work with musical instruments, so I see the results of really acidic skin a lot. I know someone whose skin dissolves gold, which is supposed to be a completely inert metal. Brass, or rather the copper in it, turns my skin green too, but my flesh doesn't eat lacquer.
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arna Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Be thankful for small favors! ;)
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