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Steampunk-inspired Clockwork Broach
Sort of a Steampunk - inspired broach. A great way to recycle old clocks/ watches

Posted by frozenin_time from Stockport, England, United Kingdom • Published
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  • How to recycle a hardware brooch. Clockwork Broach - Step 1
    Step 1

    Find/ buy all of the clocks/ watches that you are going to use. Charity shops and car boot sales usually have some cheap ones. It's better if the clock/ watch is an old one as it should have metal cogs.

  • How to recycle a hardware brooch. Clockwork Broach - Step 2
    Step 2

    Now comes the fun part: taking the clocks apart. You basically need to break the clock down into separate cogs and screws.

  • How to recycle a hardware brooch. Clockwork Broach - Step 3
    Step 3

    Once you've took the clocks/ watches apart, arrange some of the cogs into the shape that you want.

  • Step 4

    Glue the pieces together. If pieces don't overlap, glue them onto another piece of metal from one of the clocks/ watches. Any strong glue should work. Or, if you have a soldering iron, soldering the pieces would look good.
    Leave to dry.

  • How to recycle a hardware brooch. Clockwork Broach - Step 5
    Step 5

    Glue the pin back onto the back of the broach.
    Leave to dry, and it's finished :D

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Torrin
Torrin · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 1 project
you know, metal cogs are harder to find then one might think! I've been looking all over for things for steampunk costumes. hehe, nice work though. <3
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KMOM14
KMOM14 · Fort Wayne, Indiana, US · 373 projects
Great upcycle of turning what would be trash into a lovely, cool treasure.
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