SOLD Bathysphere Necklace

 

The original Bathysphere was a spherical deep-sea submersible lowered into the ocean on a cable and used to conduct a series of dives off the coast of Bermuda from 1930 to 1934. It was designed in the 1920s by American engineer Otis Barton, to be used by the naturalist William Beebe for studying undersea wildlife.

This “Bathysphere” necklace features pocket watch parts, brass charms, propeller, sea horse, a brass disc hammered with the imprint of several gears, a piece from a vintage clothing button, old clock parts, and a lovely drippy oceany bead by North Carolina ceramic artist Elaine Ray. New brass chain, vintage clasp. From start to finish, it took me several months to create, as I searched and assembled all of the components.

Centerpiece measures 2-inches across, entire necklace is 18.5 inches long. This is a unique and original work of jewelry art, one of a kind, designed and created in my private studio. 


My Neo-Victorian, steampunk and other costuming pieces are for fun and art, and may not be as durable as my other jewelry. Care should be taken when wearing, as gears and other parts may snag clothing and are easily broken. Jewelry should not be subjected to chemicals, perfumes, dyes, lotions, or rigorous treatment, such as wearing while exercising, swimming, working, cleaning, etc. Please note that I have no way to 100% guarantee the condition of any vintage, recycled or “rescued” parts, in regards to being hypoallergenic, or whether they contain lead, nickel, aluminum or any other materials. Purchase and wear at your discretion. More about steampunk jewelry.


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