Sunday, November 1, 2009

Music Boxes & Giveaway!!!

I recently joined a Swap Shop & Blog group. We were all assigned a partner. We swap items from our shops and blog about each other. My partner wrote a lovely piece upon receiving her items, for which I am extremely grateful. I received my amazing gifts in the mail just days ago and was so excited. I adore the sound of music boxes and the music box pendant is so unique. Rather than try to explain her work in my fumbling way, I have asked her to do it. After reading, I urge you to visit both her fabulous shops! (And make sure you read to the bottom for details on her giveaway...)


I sent you an item from each of my shops. The first is from my supply shop, Tuned Teeth Music Box Supply. It is a clockwork music box mechanism with a plated winding key.

The song it plays is called Anniversary Song and it's a famous Romanian tune and very old. In Europe it's called Waves of the Danube and in Korea it's known as The Psalm of Death (probably because of how soft and sad it sounds). Music box mechanisms are normally used by crafts people and other artists to put into traditional handmade boxes, sculptures, bears and stuffed toys or sometimes to repair old items.

The second gift in your package is from my studio site, Clockwork Fantastica. It is a miniature music box pendant from my "Fascination Collection". It's called Crossed Hearts (I think you can see why). I finished it by setting it with double brass bails on a reddish copper necklace. From start to finish it took me about 4 days to make and it's meant to last.

On the reverse side of the pendant there's a little brass key for you to wind. This operates the musical element and it plays a little waltz called Love Story.

I started making my musical pendants (as well as pins, pocket music boxes and other small items) shortly after my love affair with music boxes in general started and I began learning everything I could about them. They are a continual enchantment for me and I think for most people. There's something nostalgic and even a little bit mysterious about them, you know?

My music box jewelry is all designed and made by me and is created in small numbers. They are mainly available on my site and in person when I do shows.

The best way to get a jump on which shows I'll be attending and what new items are available is through my blog Plucked Pins where I announce everything like that.

The Giveaway
The winner of this giveaway gets one of these little Daisy music box pendants from the Clockwork Fantastica studio store (the winner gets to choose)!

You can enter this giveaway twice and double your odds by,

1. Commenting here about a particular item in the store that you like.

2 Following the Plucked Pins blog and posting comment here about what type of content you would like to see on Ola's music box blog.

This giveaway ends on Weds., November 11, 2009.


  1. What a cool idea - I love the music box jewelry!!

  2. Fun blog Ms. Elayne. Thanks for the heads up.

  3. Those music boxes sound so cool! What a great idea!

    Wezz -
    and yes, not blogging is okay too... :-))

  4. I love music boxes and have a collection of them. I really adore those jewelry music boxes, what a wonderful idea. I saw the posting on Plucked Pins about your swap and am now following that blog. Looking forward to seeing more of the jewelry music boxes!

  5. Wow, I've never seen anything like this. I love these daisy pendants and the fly away home pendant. Stunning.

  6. Oh my! What a unique idea! I love some of her more decadent designs in her shop, too. Like the Noir Flowers or Fascination collection. I hope I win!


    ps: I did a swap, too!

  7. These are so beautiful and unique! What a wonderful idea!

  8. I love Ola's shop, and I think that working with music boxes was such a nice spin on the average necklace.

  9. Cool idea. I collect music boxes. I just love them.

  10. I like the Fascination collection

  11. Thanks for hosting the giveaway Chani, and thanks everyone for taking the time to comment *happy* - I'm looking forward to mailing a music box pendant out to one of you ^_^

  12. I like Scarlet Mucha Art Nouveau Miniature Music Box Pendant or Pin and I love the Daisy so pick me !!

  13. I think that the Art Nouveau Golden Mucha Miniature Music Box Pendant is especially pretty.

  14. Lovely!! - Very nifty & creative idea..Hopefully I'll win one, otherwise I'll buy one.

  15. Lovely!! - Very nifty & creative idea..Hopefully I'll win one, otherwise I'll buy one

  16. Lovely!! - Very nifty & creative idea..Hopefully I'll win one, otherwise I'll buy one.

  17. any discount you want it sgreat, I recomment a few DEEP discount items so it's a special killer deal for thosepeople in need.


    the buzz

  18. I have always loved music boxes. As a kid, I used to fall asleep to the sound of many boxes playing in unison and drift until the last one stopped.
    I love Ola's shop and idea of turning a music box into wearable art! simply unique.

  19. I really liked the music boxes from her illustrated series. I'm a sucker for Alice in Wonderland. So creative!


  20. Those are the cutest things I've seen in a long time. Please enter me. Thanks for the giveaway.
    eswright18 at gmail dot com

  21. My favorite piece is the Fly Away Home Brass Filigree Clockwork Musical Pendant. I love the vintage look of it.


  22. They are quite beautiful. I actually did not know music box jewelery existed until I started researching music boxes because I need one for a school project I am doing. I really do love them. What a wonderful idea. :) I'd really be interested in purchasing some.