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Post  Lady Penelope on Mon Oct 13, 2008 6:48 pm

I had a little free time yesterday, and wanted to see if I could make myself a velvet choker to go with a cameo pendant I already had, and a watch pin for my new watch. So off I went to Michael's for the findings, and after playing around with the bits and pieces I ended up with, I came up with these:

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Back of watch pin, showing pin back, S hook, and back of decorative button (used to hide the top of the S hook that is stuck into a slot in the velvet ribbon)


Me wearing new choker and watch pin


Close-up of choker pendant and clasp
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Post  B. R. Wilson on Mon Oct 13, 2008 8:59 pm

It's lovely! I especially love the choker. Gorgeous pendant you've got there.
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Post  Lady Penelope on Mon Oct 13, 2008 9:19 pm

Thank you! I'm thinking the cameo pendant might originally have been from Avon, but I'm not certain. (It was a gift.) I lost the original chain a long time ago. I hadn't originally intended to use the brass finding that it's hanging from on the choker ribbon, but after discovering it had a small hook on it perfect from hanging a pendant from, I changed my original design. Since the hook isn't closed, I can take the cameo off and substitute other pendants as I choose.
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Post  Shameri on Mon Oct 13, 2008 10:36 pm

Stunning Smile I think that choker is another of those items that epitomise steampunk.
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Post  Gazongola on Tue Oct 14, 2008 2:08 am

They are very pretty. I sometimes wish I was a woman, all these wonderful things they have... *ahem* What? Did I say something? Hmm, yes, very good...
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Post  HettyBattersea on Tue Oct 14, 2008 2:38 am

Men have things like fancy pocket watches with long chains, rings, cuff links. Go crazy with the cuff links. 365 pairs are not enough!

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Post  Zwack on Tue Oct 14, 2008 3:07 am

Gazongola, you need Shirt Studs. If your shirts don't take studs... get new shirts. Smile

As for the Choker and Watch pin... Huzzah!

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Post  Mad Maxine on Tue Oct 14, 2008 3:52 am

oooh, that watch pin gives me a great idea. Thanks!
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Post  Gazongola on Tue Oct 14, 2008 4:57 am

Shirt studs. Those things are expensive. I have taken to wearing brooches on my lapels. I also have many rings, but they just don't really go with what I wear. As for cufflinks, I do need more.
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Post  Lady Penelope on Tue Oct 14, 2008 5:16 am

Gazongola wrote:They are very pretty. I sometimes wish I was a woman, all these wonderful things they have... *ahem* What? Did I say something? Hmm, yes, very good...

My next project will be a watch chain, for the days when I don't feel like wearing the watch on a watch pin. A watch chain (especially one using heavier chain than what I'm planning to use) would make a nice, gentlemanly addition to your wardrobe, I should think, sir, if you're just dying to make something pretty. Smile
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Post  Zwack on Tue Oct 14, 2008 5:36 am

Gazongola wrote:Shirt studs. Those things are expensive. I have taken to wearing brooches on my lapels. I also have many rings, but they just don't really go with what I wear. As for cufflinks, I do need more.

I must see if my sister still has my father's Shirt studs (don't ask). Have you tried looking in Second hand stores? I wouldn't imagine there is all that much call for them.

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Post  Jemima Annabelle Clough on Tue Oct 14, 2008 3:24 pm

They are both lovely Smile

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Post  Gazongola on Wed Oct 15, 2008 5:19 am

Lady Penelope wrote:
Gazongola wrote:They are very pretty. I sometimes wish I was a woman, all these wonderful things they have... *ahem* What? Did I say something? Hmm, yes, very good...

My next project will be a watch chain, for the days when I don't feel like wearing the watch on a watch pin. A watch chain (especially one using heavier chain than what I'm planning to use) would make a nice, gentlemanly addition to your wardrobe, I should think, sir, if you're just dying to make something pretty. Smile

I do own a watch chain already, that I wear sometimes. I think I will stick with brooches. And as for shirt studs, they are very hard to find. One day I want some jet and silver ones for my dress shirts. Anyway, enough threadjacking, I think I may make my own thread on the subject.
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Post  Lady Penelope on Wed Oct 29, 2008 7:10 pm

Now linked to http://steam.punqs.org/bg-forum/index.php?topic=11729.0
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