|"Victorian Listening Device" by Tamera Mickelson|
I got to see this at Sunday's Seedbeader meeting and I begged to take some pictures. It's tiny; smaller than a quarter all told, the body somewhere between a penny and a nickel in size. The 'guts' are old clock workings that she salvaged and encased in resin. The bead work is done with size 11 Delicas.
|Side view, "Victorian Listening Device" by Tamera Mickelson|
Three of her pieces are featured in the recently published book 1,000 Steampunk Creations: Neo-Victorian Fashion, Gear, and Art and she'll have a booth at SteamCon here in Seattle in October. But you don't have to be a steampunk aficionado to enjoy her work. You can see more of her work, including some additional captured cabochons, at her Artfire site, Javagoth.
|Grabbed one of her postcards!|
|And here's the other side|