Steampunk Bike Gears Mixed Media Necklace
This Steampunk Bike Gears Mixed Media Necklace is one of a kind!
These pieces may look like old, weathered metal with a fine, colorful patina…but it’s not metal. It’s PAPER. Yes, you read correctly…PAPER! I use a unique, multi-step process which yields one-of-a-kind wearable art pieces that look more like metal than paper.
You may be asking, “But how durable is it? Will I get more than just a handful of wears?” YES! I coat each piece with a protective glaze that makes it incredibly resilient. No, you can’t swim, shower, or take a hot yoga class in it, but a little moisture from getting caught in light rain or a little bit of sweat won’t hurt it.
Each piece starts as a humble piece of cardstock paper; usually no larger than about 4″ x 6″. I emboss each sheet and then paint them using a highly-blendable metallic paint. I cut out the small shapes I want to use for my jewelry and then I carefully adhere each piece onto 2mm high-density craft foam for stability. The final step is coating each piece with a protective glaze before I begin to assemble it into its final jewelry form.
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•Necklace chain length is about 15 inches long. It has a 2″ extension chain that will allow you to wear it at any length between 15″ and 17″. I can make this longer or shorter upon request.
•The colors on this choker style necklace are really beautiful and very steampunk! Metallic antique gold, black, with just a hint of metallic purple.
•There are a total of 5 pieces that make up the focal point of this piece. They range in size from the largest center piece at about 1.5″ tall and 1″ wide down to the smaller end pieces measuring about 1″ tall and 1/2″ wide.
•Jewelry hardware (clasp, chain and jump rings) are nickel-free bronze-tone metal
•VERY lightweight! Ideal for people who don’t like heavy jewelry.
•Each piece comes ready-to-gift in one of my handmade jewelry envelopes (shown in images)