This Octopus Steampunk Necklace is a truly unique piece! Gorgeous Brushed Silver with Cobalt Copper Enamel Stones. On the Octopus there are three pieces of Copper. The Copper is sifted with White Opaque Glass and Cobalt Transparent Glass. I added Cobalt Glass Chunks, then fired them by Torch. Swirled when Molten to create the designs in the Stones.
Octopus Steampunk Necklace
- Handmade item
- Primary color: Silver Secondary color: Blue
- copper, brass,Brass, copper enamel stones, iridescent glass, cobalt glass beads, iridescent beads, brushed silver chain
The Victorian Brushed Silver Octopus dimensions are: Height 2 1/8″ x 2 1/2″ Wide. The Antiqued Brass Chain and Iridescent and Cobalt Glass Beads is about 22 inches.
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My name is Geri Farkas. I create Gothic, Victorian Jewelry with Copper Enamel Stones.
I take a little piece of copper, layer it with glass and fire it with my torch. After I make this beautiful little glass and copper gem, I look around for ways to display it. I love the romantic, feminine, and whimsical nature of Art Nouveau and Victorian Jewelry. Welcome to my shop. I hope you love what you see.
A bit about me and Copper Enameling: I took a shop class in high school. In that class we were taught how to do copper enameling with a kiln. It was love. That year I made earrings in the shop for Christmas.
In my early twenties I bought a trinket kiln and an enameling kit. I began teaching myself the rudiments of the art. It did not take long before I realized that the enamel (the glass) was in opaque and transparent colors! Surprise! After that I started looking around for suppliers. The hard way. Snail mail. Lots of snail mail. I finally found Thompson enamel, I still use them today. Their online catalog is www.thompsonenamel.com. When I learned to take 1/8 inch copper tubing and make beads with them, using a torch, I stopped using a kiln entirely.
I have been making jewelry most of my life, and still have some supplies from 30 years ago. The Art Nouveau style and Victorian Style is my favorite ways to display my “glass stones”. The jewelry then was softer, more romantic, than some styles today.
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