Vintage Watchworks Dragonfly Crystal Steampunk Pendent
I used a vintage deconstructed watchworks set inside a silver bezel setting, then added an antiqued silver dragonfly and Swarovski crystals with volcano, aurora borealis, and starlight finishes. The watch works has brass gears and ruby jewels.
Dragonfly symbolism is used in many cultures. Common symbolic meanings include renewal and a positive life force. Dragonflies can represent a sense of self that comes with age and maturity. Also, as a creature of the wind, the dragonfly often represents change and rebirth. Because a dragonfly lives such a short life, it must live its life to the fullest, which is a lesson we each need to learn.
Dragonflies are often seen as symbols of courage, strength, joy and light. Some Native traditions believe them to be the souls of those who have crossed over. Faeries are said to ride upon their backs. This dragonfly pendant will give you power, endurance, and lightness of heart.
Swarovski Crystals are considered by many people to be the finest quality crystals made. They are ground with such precision that they sparkle as brilliantly as diamonds. Swarovski Crystal is unmatched in quality and distinction.
Volcano is a finish used on Swarvoski crystals that produces an iridescent multicolor flash of colors ranging from golds and purples to deep pinks and blues.
Combining mechanical items like vintage watch parts with items like crystals is something that I think makes each item stand out, and yet be a part of the whole Steampunk creation. I like the idea of being able to recycle vintage items and turn them into something new. It is recycling in its finest form.
Many of the items I use are in vintage or antique condition and may show a small amount of wear. Although I have tried to eliminate all sharp edges, some of these pieces may still retain edges due to the nature of the objects used in the jewelry such as gears, etc. Wear with care
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