Not sure if this is qualified as "steampunk" yet but it does kinda look like that i think.
Anyway, i'm happy with this!! :D The focal bead is huge, 1" in diameter. Don't know what the stone is, possibly Jade. Maybe someone here knows the name?
I used a rose design as "rivets" on the left and right side. I didn't mean to make a squid but I guess my subconscious lead me to make one as I've been thinking of squids lately (there's a cephalopod challenge going on in a jewelry forum) I even subconsciously made 8 "tentacles". They were meant to be 7 but I punched the first hole not right in the middle. so 8 it is :D
When I showed it to my fiance, as he loves steampunk so much, he yelled "it's a squid!" and then I saw "the squid" image. Funny how our minds work sometimes.. Really, it took a life of its own but I'm happy with the result. I even consider it to be a reoccurring theme in my gallery :) Gotta love Steampunk!
Buy it right here right now :D