Author: antiquariancouture

Pink Rectangle Waltham

A small, rectangle-shaped watch movement was made by the American Waltham Watch Company in 1928. This movement just has some pink Swarovski crystals attached to the top and a silver plated bail on the back.

Cicada Winged Elgin with Blue Crystals

This antique watch movement was made by the Elgin National Watch Company in 1916. This movement piece has 2 Swarovski crystals attached to one side and a resin-coated Cicada wing on the other side. This has a silver plated bail on the back.

Engraved Waltham with Cicada

An engraved watch movement looks like it is from the late 1800’s. even though the “Waltham” part of the “American Waltham Watch Company” is still visible, this plate had the remaining parts lost as was the piece that had a serial number. This has a […]

First Friday

The St. Louis Science Center has been a center of the city’s community to teach everyone about various aspects of science. When I was young, the Science Center consisted of a single building in Clayton. It was then one building acting as the Museum of Science […]

Monarch Watch on Monarch Wing

The movement of the watch, is labeled as the “Monarch Watch” but most likely was a small brand used to bring in Swiss made watches, into America, for another seller’s company. The style looks like early 1900’s. This has been paired with a resin-coated Monarch […]

Work in Progress

I have a lot of people ask me how long it takes me to make a piece of jewelry.  So, I decided to put this bit together so you can see my process.  This is an example. On the first night, after I had eaten […]

The Golden Snitch

The golden snitch was done for a Harry Potter themed night, at the St. Louis Science Center.  To resemble the snitch from the movies, I did some research and found out that they were originally live creatures that were hunted to extinction, for the Quid-ditch […]

Butterfly Earrings with Lapis Lazuli

A pair of earrings was made by taking a pair of tiny butterfly wings and coat them in a thin coat of resin. On the front side of them, a pear shaped piece of lapis lazuli has been attached. They have a silver plated bail […]

Gilded Watch Dial on Blue Morpho

This necklace was made using the bottom wing portion of a blue Morpho butterfly. The wing has several layers of resin over it and it has an antique, gold-colored, metal watch dial, attached to the top. There is a thin coat of resin over the […]