Antique Timepiece (Steampunk) Style Drop Spindle No.125 - Circa 1890 Swiss - Free Shipping (US)
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Antique Timepiece (STEAMPUNK) Style Drop Spindle No.125:
RARE Circa 1890 Made in Switzerland Hand-Painted Pocket Watch Dial and Solid Silver Bezel, 1.75" Acrylic Whorl, Antique to Vintage Watch Gears, Ruby Jewels, and 36 Swarovski Crystal Rhinestones mounted to a Metallic Champagne Steel Shaft
Weight: 0.9 ounce (28 grams), Whorl: Acrylic .3” x 1.75” (7.6mm x 45mm)
Shaft: 3/32” dia. Metallic Champagne x Overall Length: 8.75” (22.2cm)
This STEAMPUNK Drop Spindle design stems from the use of a delicately hand-painted white porcelain pocket watch dial and solid silver bezel that are both made in Switzerland around 1890. The dial is embellished with an antique balance wheel, polished steel winding gear, and a large ruby watch jewel in the center of the second hand dial. The dial is permanently mounted to the bezel and filled with epoxy resin to give the appearance of a watch crystal - and 42 Swarovski crystal rhinestones are mounted to the surface of the epoxy that make the light bounce off of this spindle when spun. The dial and bezel are mounted to a 1.75" diameter acrylic whorl and edge milled to a smooth surface.
The WHORL is made from a laser cut acrylic disc that I've edge milled and polished to soften the edges. The shaft is made from high carbon (spring) steel with a forged hook that has a 2-part powder coat paint finish applied for a beautiful look and feel. All components are assembled with an industrial 2-part epoxy glue.
The bottom side of this top-whorl drop spindle has a silver plated 1" diameter bead cap and 6 AB Swarovsi Crystal rhinestones mounted to the surface and is finished off with silver plated findings. This is a wonderful light and rim weighted spindle that spins great.
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Hand crafted in Tucson, AZ, by John Galen Gudenkauf (owner/artist) with US and Global Materials.