It all began with a watch case ...
I removed the innards and gave it a a bit of a scrub with the brass brush. Note to self: protect glass before attacking with brass brush.
I applied a patina , wiped it off and then lightly sanded the whole thing. This gives the aged appearance I was hoping for.
Next I made some coils using a whizz-bang little tool - that I hardly ever use, preferring a knitting needle as a mandrel - it was very quick and neat!
Just look at these tidy coils! They have been brushed and cleaned up ready to attach as decorative elements to the watch case.
Here I have combined beads, pearls and other bits and pieces with my links to form part of the chain that the watch case will hang from.
I have riveted a piece of chandelier glass to metal to create an interesting element for the chain.
The watch case has been filed with charms and beads that move around freely. I decoupaged some paper from an old book onto the back of the watch too.
I have used a long piece of ready-made belcher chain to join the bead chain that I have made so the necklace is very long. It dangles to the waist. It looks so much lovelier 'in-situ' on a body than it does in these photographs!