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  • Old watch bits ?

    Hi all,

    I am looking for some old watch bits to incorporate into some jewellery. Anybody know where I should start looking (and don't say on my wrist !!)..
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  • #2
    Hi, have you tried flea markets, car boot sales or junk shops? Ebay may be a good place to start aswell (it's amazing what you find on there!)

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    • #3
      Freecycle

      I would try your local Freecycle site and see what you can get for free.
      Much love,
      Deb

      www.debrajacksondesigns.com

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      • #4
        old watches are becoming very sought after now due to steampunk jewellery.
        I would search out some at car boots,charity shops , it's also worth trying your local auction houses as these sometimes have bags of old bits and pieces that can go quite cheap, just remember to add the auctioners fee though !
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        • #5
          probably pretty hard to find i would think.
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          • #6
            I found some on ebay.
            https://folksy.com/shops/GrimmExhibition


            http://poisonedapplecraftuk.blogspot.co.uk/

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            • #7
              I've been buying them on Ebay UK . . there's a lot more than you think . . but beware . . people who restore watches are buying this stuff too . . and they tend to bid high to get a particular part or setting.
              Gloria

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              • #8
                Thanks everyone for your advice ! I didn't realise I had hit on something so sought after !! I thought it was just a case of turning someone elses unwanted bits into something lovely.

                I've never heard of steampunk jewellery Becky, I will have a look at this.

                Many thanks everyone again !!
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                • #9
                  [QUOTE=shpangle;223914]
                  I've never heard of steampunk jewellery Becky,
                  QUOTE]

                  Me neither, tho now I want to know everything about it.Any definitons or other info about it anywhere??When and how did it start?
                  https://folksy.com/shops/GrimmExhibition


                  http://poisonedapplecraftuk.blogspot.co.uk/

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                  • #10
                    Just googled it. It looks fantastic ! Might start another thread in jewellery to see if anyone does it !!
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                    • #11
                      according to wikipedia its...

                      Steampunk is a sub-genre of fantasy and speculative fiction that came into prominence in the 1980s and early 1990s. The term denotes works set in an era or world where steam power is still widely used—usually the 19th century, and often set in Victorian Era England—but with prominent elements of either Science fiction or Fantasy, such as fictional technological inventions like those found in the works of H.G.Wells and Jules Verne, or real technological developments like the computer occurring at an earlier date. Other examples of steampunk contain alternate history-style presentations of "the path not taken" of such technology as dirigibles or analog computers; these frequently are presented in an idealized light, or with a presumption of functionality....

                      any wiser ?,lol,nor me but as far as i can see steampunk is a mix of new and old parts put together to form an industrial style

                      there are a few people in the UK branching out into steampunk but it has seen the biggest rise in popularity in the USA

                      some fab steampunk designs in this shop on etsy

                      http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6413252

                      and here

                      http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5000224

                      definatly a style i want to try but not sure how popular it will be to the buying public yet here
                      Cinderella is proof that a new pair of shoes CAN change your life !!

                      my website http://www.ticketyboo-jewellery.co.uk
                      my misi shop http://ticketyboo.misi.me.uk
                      my blog http://ticketyboojewellery.blogspot.com/



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                      • #12
                        steampunk conversation now moved to your crafts, jewellery, thread 'steampunk jewellery'
                        Last edited by shpangle; 19-05-2009, 02:44 PM.
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                        • #13
                          Definitely try Freecycle. You could post a "wanted" - and I'm sure you'd get replies. People are sometimes very glad when their unwanted stuff gets used.
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