Steampunk ~ Gothic ~ Victorian Jewellery Design
Sterling Filled Victorian Antique or Reproduction work from original mold, Circa 1840 -1940. Vintage clockworks and mechanisms. Each unique and handcrafted in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Each creation may vary slightly based on the original time pieces used.
Pendant is 57mm (2.25in) long including the bail; 30mm (1.25in) wide
Chain length is 23 inches with Lobster Claw Clasp
Artist /Designer/Alchemist Marina Smith has been creating for over 30 years achieving a fine level of craftsmanship and embracing many techniques. Her current work embodies a Victorian Retro-Futurism that is whimsical, lovely and unique. She is one of a handful of artisans working in this genre using high quality materials such as sterling silver filled pieces as opposed to base metals alone.
Each creation has a story to tell and all of her works are one of a kind and unique. Using actual vintage mechanisms and time pieces dating anywhere from 1815 to 1940 adds a playful mechanical element to the designs creating an air of illusion and magic. Inner gears and ornate script exposed to the eye reveal the workmanship of a bygone era. Pride was still taken in each handcrafted component. Many of the pressed pieces used are still stamped from original molds created from the early 1800s to 1940s. Sterling fill is done in the old style giving each item a heavier silver surface than modern day counterparts making them far more durable.