|putting it together, 1 rivet at a time. It's hard to tell in the picture, but the silver rim around the compass face is vintage a pocket watch part.|
So it's showing up in my art. this necklace doesn't have a working compass in it, and I'm working on buying some real compasses. I have little tiny ones for my rings, but I'm all out right now :( - and I'm also looking for bigger, more reliable ones. I love the idea of taking a real compass and making it attractive and kewl without hindering it's function.
Some time ago I did make a necklace using the steel parts from a sewing machine and put a real functional compass in the middle of it... and discovered huge chunks of steel kind of messed up the tiny magnets in the compass.
If I can get the compass's I'm looking at for a reasonable rate, I will stay away from chunky steel parts I promise!!
None of us need help getting lost on the paths of life eh?