Retired - The Clockmaker's Daughter

PROJECT N1059
Designer: Megan Milliken
Skill Level: Advanced
This statement piece has an old, distressed steampunk look, with vintage watch faces, gears, cogs, and a stripped down pocket watch.
Instructions
Be sure to wear safety goggles when distressing the pieces for this necklace.
  1. To begin, watch the instructional video: How to Expose and Distress a Pocket Watch. Use the method demonstrated in the video to prepare an antique brass mechanical pocket watch pendant.
  2. Use a pair of flush cutters to clip the pins off of the backs of the watch faces. Then decide how you want to arrange the watch faces and the pocket watch. It's really a matter of preference, and it's kind of a free form design, so just place them where you want them in a bib sort of shape. Be sure to keep the winding mechanism of your watch accessible. I made mine solid, with no gaps between the faces. My bib measures about 6" wide and 3.5" tall, for reference.
  3. Next, distress all of your stampings, gears, and bead caps. Very carefully use a needle file where desired to make a deeper scratched or worn appearance. Then use a Vintaj relief block on all of these pieces pretty extensively.
  4. Remove the upper layers in your piece and glue your watch faces together where they meet, starting with the bottom layer and moving up. Allow your glue to set slightly as you go, but not to dry all the way.
  5. Now slide your gears and stampings into your piece wherever you want them, adding glue where necessary. Place one of the larger gears on each top end to use for hanging the necklace (see photo for placement reference). Glue on your bead caps where you like them. Then let all of the glue dry thoroughly before continuing.
  6. Use the hole punching pliers to punch a hole in the edge of the solid gear that is attached at the top of the bib for hanging. If you have used two solid gears, they'll both need holes. If you have used two spoked gears, you won't need to punch holes.
  7. Cut two 7" lengths of large antique brass rolo chain.
  8. Use a 7mm, 18 gauge antique brass jump ring to hang one piece of chain from each of the gears at the top of the bib (see photo for reference).
  9. Use a 6mm, 18 gauge antique brass jump ring to attach one end of an antique brass spring ring clasp to each free end of the chain.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • PND-0200 - Assorted Vintage Watch Faces Large - Great Steampunk Focals - 5 Pieces
    Project uses 15 pieces. You will need 3 packages.

  • PWC-30 - Steampunk Pocket Watch Pendant -Antiqued Brass Mechanical W/ Filigree Flower Lid
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-7230 - Vintaj Natural Brass Stamping Steampunk Full Gear Cog Wheel 26mm (2)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-7715 - TierraCast Brass Oxide Finish Lead-Free Pewter Winding Key Charm 22mm (1)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-5856 - Antiqued Brass Stamping Steampunk Open Gear Cog Wheel Small 16mm (2)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-7229 - Vintaj Natural Brass Stamping Steampunk Spoked Gear Cog Wheel 26mm (2)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-10062 - Antiqued Brass Large Air Balloon Pendant Stamping 37x26mm (2)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-10058 - Antiqued Brass Penny Farthing Bicycle Stamping 30x26mm (2)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • BMB-3618 - TierraCast Brass Oxide Finish Lead-Free Pewter Rivet Bead Cap 13.5mm (2)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • BMB-3898 - TierraCast Brass Oxide Finish Lead-Free Pewter Rivet Bead Cap 11mm (2)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • CHA-9958 - Antiqued Brass Large Round Rolo Chain 7.3mm Bulk By The Foot
    Project uses 14 inches. You will need 2 packages.

  • FCL-2453 -
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5179 - Antiqued Brass Open Jump Rings 7mm 18 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5301 - Antiqued Brass Open Jump Rings 6mm 18 Gauge (x100)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-1054 - E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-2222 - Vintaj Metal Relief Block For Filing, Buffing & Sanding
  • XTL-02212 - Needle Files - Set Of 12 - For Wire Work and Wrapping
  • XTL-9011 - Beadsmith Scoop Eez Long Tube Scoop - For Seed Beads and Delicas
  • XTL-0061 - Eurotool EuroPunch 1.8mm Round Hole Punch Pliers For Bottle Caps
  • XTL-0170 - Eurotool Clear Safety Glasses With Dark Blue Adjustable Frame
Additional Information
Theme Vintage Look
Ingredients PND-0200, PWC-30, PND-7230, PND-7715, PND-5856, PND-7229, PND-10062, PND-10058, BMB-3618, BMB-3898, CHA-9958, FCL-2453, FJR-5179, FJR-5301, XTL-1054,

Purchase Components

Purchase the components needed to make this project. Change quantities as needed to make multiple pieces. Please review project instructions carefully—some items may no longer be available for this project and will not be listed below. Tip: Save this project to your wishlist to easily return to project instructions.
Antiqued Brass Rolo Chain, 7.3mm, Unfininished, Cut to Order, by the Foot
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$6.15 / Package | SKU: CHA-9958
Antiqued Brass Open Jump Rings 6mm 18 Gauge (x100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$8.45 / Package | SKU: FJR-5301
E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$1.54 / Package | SKU: XTL-1054
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Tools and Other Supplies:

The Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Vintaj Metal Relief Block For Filing, Buffing & Sanding
Needle Files - Set Of 12 - For Wire Work and Wrapping
$6.25 / Package | SKU: XTL-02212

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