Doctor Who - Twelfth Doctor Lariat Necklace

Happy August 23!

For those non-Doctor Who fans out there, umm... this won't make sense. For all those out there who have been waiting ALL YEAR: ooooooo WEEEEEEE oooooooo!!  xDDD

That's right! It's Peter Capaldi's turn to take over as one of the most beloved characters in teevee history and being a Capaldi fan pre-Doctor Who, I'm over the moon to see him in this iconic role.

In celebration of the premier episode (TODAY!), I made a thing. If you'll remember, I played with etching brass a few months back and The Doctor was one of my experiments. I finally decided to make a pocket watch lariat necklace.

First, the watch...

Watch detail - vintage clock face with clock parts suspended in resin. I think I may do a collage treatment over the clock face as well... I'll have a think on that...   

Watch detail - vintage clock face with clock parts suspended in resin. I think I may do a collage treatment over the clock face as well... I'll have a think on that...

 

Reverse side - Twelve etching surrounded by Czech black faceted stones suspended in resin

Reverse side - Twelve etching surrounded by Czech black faceted stones suspended in resin

I wanted to keep the translucency of the resin so you could see through the watch and see the gear details floating around. :)

I wanted to keep the translucency of the resin so you could see through the watch and see the gear details floating around. :)

Next came fashioning a sonic screwdriver from a few beads. I love how this turned out. :)

Next came fashioning a sonic screwdriver from a few beads. I love how this turned out. :)

Add a fancy TARDIS key and the components are ready for assembly!

Add a fancy TARDIS key and the components are ready for assembly!

Finished lariat necklace

Finished lariat necklace

And it's reversible!

And it's reversible!

So there you have it! I'll be proudly wearing my newest creation for "Deep Breath"! Squee!!!

UPDATE: I just watched the first ep. and all I can say w/o spoilers is holy fuckballs, we're in for a ride. :D





The Twelfth Doctor Etching

Hi y'all! 

I had to share my etching project that I tried tonight.  I've been toying with the idea of using original art in my designs and put that to the test with this experiment. Metal etching is the perfect medium for what I envisioned.

I started with a sketch of Peter Capaldi's first photograph after he was announced as the Twelfth Doctor this summer.

twelvesketch.jpg

This is a pencil sketch, so I ran it though some Photoshop filters to beef up the lines and contrast, reversed, inverted and printed on acetate for the transfer to metal. The transfer is still the most difficult part - I'm not sure if it's the materials I'm using or my extreme lack of patience for how long it takes.  I suspect it's a little of both.  After eight tries and a LOT of swearing, I got a decent transfer.  After a little acid bath, I got this:

peteretched.jpg

How cool is that????  I'm so psyched that this turned out. There are some flaws - his thumb is messed up and I can see how important a clean print is (those vertical streaks are from my photocopy image), but it's so gratifying to see a piece that I can truly say is my original. I can't wait to see where this takes me and I'm going to have loads of fun on the journey.