Wed
Oct 21 2009 5:06pm

Steampunk Month Giveaway: Modded Book Locket Necklace

I have a lot of books, don’t I?

This stunning pendant is a modified book locket keychain that the incredible Tanya, aka VividWhimsy, made into the necklace you see before you. It is adorned with a vintage 17 jewel rectangular watch movement and a wee vintage cream rose cabochon that used to be part of a brooch. Try to contain your jewelry lust. No wait, don’t.

The pendant, measuring 1 ¼“, hangs from a fine, vintage goldtone 31” chain.

Tanya is extraordinary—be sure to check out her entire Etsy shop of handmade vintage creations.

The Rules: To get this giveaway, all you need to do is comment (once—duplicates won’t count) on this post. The winner will be selected at random. You have until noon EST on Monday, October 26th, to comment here. Please check your e-mail on this day—you have 24 hours to respond before I select a new winner.

 


Torie Atkinson’s inner magpie is a dangerous thing.

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550 comments
Shay D.
1. shaydchara
Wow, that is possibly even more awesome than the hummingbird ring! *covets*
Kristy Kalin
2. dreamingrain
How beautiful! It's so neat that people can live an aesthetic life so wonderfully.
Dwight L. MacPherson
3. Dwightmacpherson
Oh, wow! My wife would love this. That is why I must win it for her. ;)
Imola Unger
4. Starry
Vintage chain… watch movement… perfection! A metaphor in itself! I need this.
Liesel
5. Liesel
This is so beautiful!
Megan Stitt
9. morlothien
In love. Plotting what secret thing I would hide in it...
Liesel
12. dreamysusan
me! me! I'm a librarian...
Sarah Wilson
13. Wilson
Wow, Lovely, I know just what I would put in it.
Liesel
14. RKCharron
Hi :)
Thank you for the chance to win the beautiful locket pendant.
All the best,
RKCharron
:)
Liesel
15. Angiegirl
That is awesome. I would love wearing it! Please enter me.
Tony Smith
17. g8rda
I'm sure one of the women in my life would like this fine pendant. W00t!
Liesel
18. Sarawackadoo
Wow, that's cool and totally me!
Lisa Grabenstetter
22. magneticcrow
Books, lockets, and Steampunk... what a perfect combination. Where do you folks keep finding this stuff? :)
Count me in!
Fade Manley
23. fadeaccompli
Adorable, and snazzy. This is the best theme month ever.
Liesel
26. dkun
Beautiful. Would make a great gift for lovely wife of a librarian. ^_^
Liesel
28. Marielle
Gorgeous! There are few things as romantic as steampunk fashion.
Liesel
29. omnomnomnom
Comment'd.
Liesel
30. anamericaninoxford
I've always kept books close to my heart. :o) I'd keep this one with me always!
Liesel
31. kiirstin
So shiny beautiful... I wants it...
Liesel
32. CousinJessica
I love lockets!
Liesel
34. HeatherJ
ooh, it is gorgeous! perfect for a book blogger ... like me. :)
Liesel
35. nekokami
Ooooh! Shiny! :D

I need to start collecting old watches so I can try to make things like this....
Liesel
37. Jocelyn R.
What a beautiful piece of hardware!
Emma C
42. monkeyelf
This is gorgeous. Possibly my favorite thing you've given away so far...
Liesel
43. Commander Keen
Apparently, the name "Adventurehero McDangerpants" is too awesome to be posted in the Name field.
Liesel
45. steampunk4ever
My Lady needs one!
Liesel
46. minitotoro
Beautiful locket!
Liesel
48. coffee wench
Consider me commented.
John Riggs
49. jmvreality
Wow! I would love to give that to my girlfriend :)
Patrick Regan
50. tazo85
Holy crap, that is a gorgeous necklace.
Liesel
52. M. A. P. Romer
Wow! I really want this one! Thanks in advance, since I´ll win. ;)
Liesel
53. thurls
Covet is the word...
Christine Parker
55. cdparker13
That is just awesome. SteampunkBookNecklace= Love
Liesel
60. Missb0x
This is a covetous comment!
Liesel
64. MelissaT
Oh, I want, I want, I want!

Soo pretty!
Steve Godecke
65. Steve.Godecke
That is awesome. Bookmarking the shop to check it out when I get home.
Josh Kidd
67. joshkidd
These giveaways just keep getting better...
Liesel
75. JakeLsewhere
Oooh, looks nice. ^_^
Jeridan Kowal
76. Jeridan
DO WANT!

Even though I'd probably only play with it for a little bit and then re-gift it to my girlfriend.
Liesel
77. reader222
That is very cool!
Liesel
78. csklein
My Victorian lit. prof was talking about this site today, so far pretty awesome!
Chris Battey
80. DarthParadox
That looks like a perfect gift for my favorite bibliophile.
Liesel
82. Ivy42
I'm commenting. It's stunning and gorgeous and beautiful, and I would be honored to win such a lovely piece.
Liesel
84. btfreek
Ooooh, this is my favourite one yet!
Janus Zarate of Vernian Process
85. Janus_Zarate
Awesome design. Here's to hoping it comes my way!
Liesel
86. Magdalena K.
Want. Want want want want want.

Want want want, wnat?

Want!
n dj
90. n.djukanovic
So gorgeous... can't help myself so... *first comment ever from a lifetime lurker* :D
Liesel
92. hikr3
Oooo Oooo pick me pick me!!!
Liesel
94. aoifeharper
wow, wow, wow!
Liesel
95. Aimee Green
Oh man, that's cool. :)
Liesel
98. Shamrock Jack
This is Fantastic!!!! I must have one for my lady.
Liesel
100. miscellany
Beautiful, wow!
Pawel Martin
102. pawel_z_wrocka
And again, my girl would totally dig it!

(And I would dig her wearing it.)
Liesel
104. Mitchell M. Evans
That looks fantastic! It's more wearable art than jewelry :)
Isaac Doubek
106. Dr.Goggs
I hope i get it :) this would look beautiful around my girlfriends neck when i go visit her.
Isaac Doubek
108. Dr.Goggs
I hope i get it :) this would look beautiful around my girlfriends neck when i go visit her.
Liesel
109. mindless magpie
i think "a lot" of books is open to interpretation.
Liesel
110. Crystella
When something is this beautiful, the fact you can only get it by it being given to you makes it a joy to behold
Liesel
111. lollygags
Very cool, my daughter would love it!
Liesel
114. fogdude
Wow, it's so beautiful!
Liesel
115. Hedona
Oh, that is gorgeous.
Liesel
116. BekahWyrm
What a creative, gorgeous piece!
Liesel
117. Susan at Stony River
Wow, Tanya's got a gift! It wouldn't be easy deciding what goes inside such a wonderful thing.
Liesel
118. tjimation
very interesting piece
Liesel
120. Reesachan
*drools* That is gorgeous!
Liesel
121. kjhass
It's romantic!
Liesel
127. Zenelly
Wow that is an amazing piece of work. It is not to gaudy, but still an amazing design and production.
Liesel
128. apothecaryrose
That is awesome!
Liesel
134. Karen in TN
A wonderful piece to go with the ring (although I'd rather have this one ... now to find the perfect book to hide inside).
Liesel
135. pat27272
Yahoo! What a wonderful piece!
Paul Eisenberg
139. HelmHammerhand
I'll throw my fake hat into the ring for this one too.
Liesel
142. hap_hazard
Please, yes.
Liesel
143. t3chg1rl
That is beautiful!
John S Costello
147. joxn
I volunteer to take this off your hands. Wouldn't want it to clutter up your jewelry box.
Liesel
148. FunBob
That is awesome! I call that a precision gift. : )
Liesel
149. IndigoJinx
you guys have all the cool stuff... jealous!
Liesel
150. ThomM
Oh. My. Goodness. What a stunning piece of awesomeness!
Liesel
151. qaerhtrtu
That is quite remarkable!
Jennifer McBride
153. vegetathalas
These are not the droids you're looking for.
Liesel
154. froggfeathers
I have cleared a spot for it already!
Rose
155. RoseKing
Wow! Thats a pretty cool necklace, love steampunk stuff :)
Liesel
156. Carbonel
Ooooh. You could fit a teeny-tiny book inside...
tayseer chowdhry
159. tayseerhc
steampunk + necklace= awesome 'get out of jail free' gift
Liesel
161. Putchti
Absolutely stunning! Tanya has a great eye for design. She has realised the steampunk aesthetic perfectly in this piece.
Liesel
162. Leah Bobet
Oh, that's lovely. Throwing my hat in. :)
Liesel
163. Sue R.
It is a beautiful locket. Count me in!
Liesel
165. B.Alcock
My wife would adore this, she is an amateur writer and certainly keeps track of my time. The rose she just deserves !

B
bw fenlon
166. wonderbrad2000
It's nice. I know a person who would like it. We will see, but holding my breath never seems to work.
Liesel
168. Blake_Lasdf
Nice, steampunk items are so neat.
Liesel
169. Christine Wong
That's one of the most beautiful necklaces i've seen!!
It's so elegant.
Liesel
170. Aukert
My steamy little bibliophile self thinks that accessory is absolutely perfect!
Liesel
171. Ashley Anthony
FABulous in EVERY way!!
Liesel
173. SM Schmidt
If only Christmas were sooner! Where do you keep finding all these gorgeous pieces?
Liesel
174. unseeliepixie
Lockets *and* books? What's not to love?
Liesel
176. Celtic knotwork
Me please!
Liesel
177. Captain Jules
Very lovely indeed!
Angel Banchev
179. Tiranas
Shinier...Shiniest...ummm...Made Of Shiny !
Liesel
180. LiteraryMind
This would make a nice gift for my girl.
Liesel
183. battlinjack
Pretty cool.
James Butterfield
184. jimmyb
Ever since I met her
I thought lockets were much better
Than a simple chain around the neck
So i'm entering, what the heck!
Liesel
185. Roseange
A beautiful piece from a very talented Artist!
Liesel
186. adrianaaaa
a book on a necklace! it perfect!
Liesel
187. Jo Toon
That is an amazing piece of jewellery! Wants! :-)
Liesel
188. Melissa Nile
Oh sweet bliss... This is simply adorable. It must be mine. Oh yes, it must me mine... :)
Liesel
189. Sabine_D
Gorgeous. I love Etsy, could spend days there looking at everything. :-)
Liesel
190. Hannah B
aww! its adorable
Liesel
191. Georgina Toland
Charming! The perfect accessory for the well-dressed Steampunk lady of the Diamond Age.
Liesel
192. RJ Payne
Looks stunning! :)
Fred Kiesche
193. FredKiesche
Once upon a time, my grandfather (who was a "hot type" operator at The Daily News) gave me a small piece of lead with a page of the Bible engraved on a small square. Maybe this could be modified to contain an entire steampunk classic engraved inside? What book would be most worthy?
Liesel
194. Wiseguy
Watches around your neck is always fashionable. Steampunk one's even more so, and the best thing is steampunk is (almost)always unisex.
Liesel
196. Jack Cake
For some reason, I look at this and think of bees. And i've no idea why...
Liesel
199. CocoVamp
Wow, I love that it opens as well
Liesel
200. Williamwood
Very cool. Never enough of this sort of work!
Liesel
201. Philly K
That would make a great gift for my girlfriend (even though she's not into steampunk...she still loves books)
Liesel
203. DeanaWS
That's gorgeous!
Liesel
204. Jane09
Gorgeous, and so unique!!!
Tricia May
205. may602
Oooh, so pretty. The intricacy is just astounding - my kudos to the artist. Well done.
Liesel
207. stmedeiros
Lovely work, perfect for hiding wee treasures.
Liesel
209. lavenderpaintbrush
pretty! I'd love to have it.
Andrea Chettle
210. Pagecrawler
Please please enter me for this draw - I must have this!

Thanks
Liesel
211. KBurnham
OK, that's way too cool not to at least try for.
Liesel
213. WendyT
What a fantastic idea! Thanks for thinking of it. I hope I win. :)
Liesel
218. kunger00
Nice piece!
Liesel
219. Maria Chavez
Awesome!
Liesel
220. OtterB
That looks great.
Liesel
223. EvaMM
Absolutely beautiful and unigue!
Jody Crocker
224. Jei
Books, flowers, and time - my favorites. Great looking necklace.
April Vrugtman
225. dwndrgn
my inner magpie is chirping madly here!
Liesel
230. marineko
The giveaways really get better and better! This is a lovely necklace :)
Daljit of NORN
231. Enforcer
That looks absolutely fantastic. To me, it seems like it just begs to be picked up and handled. Clearly a grand thing to wear on an airship adventure!
Liesel
232. Zreekee
that is SO beautiful and inspirational!
Liesel
237. ninadelamorte
That is stunning!
Liesel
238. Holliambria
That is gorgeous!
Liesel
239. StriderLS7
This is a very unique piece. I love it.
Liesel
240. gambit410
Me Please!
Colleen Palmer
242. arianrose
Wow. That is amazing. Off to check out the Etsy store...
Liesel
243. T.L. Albright
I needs it, the precious!
Liesel
245. MissDaft
This is beautiful! I am currently in the process of making a steampunk dress and this beautiful locket would look so good with it.
Liesel
246. Crissy Moss
that is so beautiful.
Liesel
247. C T Galactic
Such a unique creative piece will surprise her!
Liesel
248. ShelteredSun
soooooo pretty... I've only just discovered the awesome that is steampunk, I've been missing out :)
Liesel
250. kazul
Very steamy! Thanks for the chance!
Liesel
251. ofabookworm
Oh! Enter me please!
Liesel
253. jefff
Steampunk is awesome - count me in!
Liesel
254. emilymancuso
Wow this is gorgeous... I would buy this from their etsy account if they ever made another one. I love it!
Liesel
257. FireShaper
Wow. Too bad it won't be given away until *after* Steamcon...
Liesel
258. Rhapsody_Angela
I LOVE BOOKS SO MUCH. This pwns!
Liesel
260. Marisha Deyoe-Wadsworth
my obsession...books...;)
Love this!
Liesel
261. Joe Wetterling
Really beautiful work! (Hope I win. :) )
Liesel
262. the mad hatter
Good luck to all
Liesel
264. MurderOfCrows
... that's so pretty I can hardly stand it. Yes, I want it! Hope I win!
Liesel
267. D.L.White
How very very cool - it combines my two favorite things - books and jewelry! :)
Liesel
271. Gabriel A. Konkle
That would look gorgeous around my wife's neck.
Liesel
272. miss gallowglass
all right, i'll play.

i typically think of etsy as a jumping-off point for ideas on things i could make myself - this is no exception, but i don't want to waste any of my own gear hoard on jewelry right now; and unlike the idiot tax (aka lottery), this costs nothing to enter.
Liesel
275. rubydog
Great contest! Great prize!
David Epstein
278. sargepepper
Here's my comment - that looks VERY nice..
Ben Frey
279. BenPatient
Why doesn't tor.com 'remember me'?

le sigh.

comment goes here.
Liesel
280. Bart Leib
Woooooowwwww.

I want this to give to my wife, who is an unrepentant bookworm.
Liesel
281. wandering-dreamer
Wow, once again a really nice piece of jewelry, commenting!
Liesel
282. MFalk
Thank you again, Tor, for showing me things I never thought I'd see.
Liesel
284. K Souza
I love it!!! Very unique!
Michael Morgan
285. morganml
I've got over 30,000 books but not one this cool
Liesel
286. David L Castle
This is wondrous, I love this site to begin with but to also have a chance to win such a delicious item? Glorious!!
Liesel
288. slan agat
Oooh, it's books AND shiny!
Liesel
290. Charlene Elizabegth
a major wow! this is a beautiful piece and big compliments on the art work i really gotta get into crafting again
Liesel
296. Liz JOnes
Love it!!!
Liesel
298. hapax
My soul craves this...
Liesel
300. Preeti
Ooh! Want! I do! I do!

Bibliophilic geek that I am.
Liesel
301. Felinewyvern
As an abibliophobic bookaholic this would be the perfect necklace for me. I want to win this soooo much, I just want to know who I have to kill to achieve that?
Dru O'Higgins
302. bellman
Commenty comment comment. And then comment.
Liesel
304. azmodean
love it, yes please!
Liesel
305. RandiPie
NEED! WANT! NEED!
Liesel
306. lbgilbert
ooh me me me!
Liesel
307. Sarivar
ooooooooooooooooooooh!
Liesel
308. sandy l
This is as lovely as the ring!
Liesel
310. galeni
Pretty. Would look wonderful on me.
Liesel
311. shrain78
I love unique jewelry like this. And it has a secret compartment! What's not to love?
Liesel
312. cawingcrow
Ooh, pretty!
Liesel
314. inkysilver
wow, me likely! :D
Liesel
315. Mirtila J. Lovelace
Precioso! I love lockets!
Liesel
316. MzLorraine
I want the shiney!!!
Liesel
317. mamajoan
Pretty! I would love to have it!
Susan Meek
318. smeek1958
Just perfect for a book junkie and jewelry collector like me!
Liesel
319. laurene
OMG! I love it! I want it! I would proudly wear it around the library I work at!
Liesel
320. Kaydenmacg
I call dibbs. :)
Liesel
321. avalon421
oooo pretty.
Liesel
322. Archelon
Cooler than the H1N1 stuffed animal I got yesterday!
Liesel
323. CaptSlick
For my mother, who did well to raise a steampunk.
Liesel
325. Jimwithgoggles
That is one fine looking book locket keychain. My daughter would love it.
Liesel
326. coffeemuses
absolutely gorgeous
Liesel
327. princi
I had a necklace kind of like this, once. I bought it at some craft sale at MIT, a lot of years ago. I wouldn't mind having it replaced :P
Liesel
328. jleonard5870
Precisely the sort of locket my daughter loves - a place to stash secrets in
Liesel
329. UrsaMajorus
I know just the neck to accent this with.
Irfon-Kim Ahmad
330. Maize
Pick me, pick me! :)

(And yes, it's a lovely piece. :) )
Liesel
332. pungentodor
Absolutely gorgeous!
Jin kang
333. jinkang
Hmm...I don't think I can wear it, and if I do wear, I won't be able to strut.

So, a gift from me, then. If I win. :P
Stephen Kurdilla
334. Stephen
I know who this would be the perfect gift for!
Beautiful!
Liesel
336. Auliya
A beautiful object.
Rene Sears
337. rene
Wow. That's amazing. *crosses fingers*
Liesel
338. Mickie T
A shiny! A book! Jewelry! (yearns...)
Liesel
339. shaidar
omg that is so awesome! I want it!!
Liesel
340. JustJanet
Me..me..me!

This locket was made for me.

Please enter me to win.
Liesel
342. Heather L.
How cool!
Liesel
344. Val Lies
"Vivid Whimsy" is right! Great examples of re-purposing on Tanya's site. I love it.
Liesel
345. CatMom
Ooh lovely locket. Please pick me.
Liesel
346. kkaio
This is fantastic!
Steve Wright
347. AnotherSteve
Very, very nice, and would look wonderful on my wife the librarian.
Ethan Skarstedt
348. ethanskar
What a lovely gift that would make for my wife?
James Bonner
349. arrogant
That is one of the prettiest pieces of jewelry I have ever seen, I am going to buy some of her stuff off her website, but I would love to win the locket. Thanks!
Immanuel Daniel
352. immanueld
This is great! Perfect add for a costume.
Sherrye Nichols
353. san301
What a beautiful book! I'd love to wear this necklace. Thanks for making it --- hope I win.
Liesel
354. Rae39
covet is a great word for how I feel about this
Liesel
355. Misreall
Oh, I am in love! A book AND jewelry? Add a flying pony and it is my childhood dream come true.
Liesel
356. Lottome
My precious! Some people are so talented!
Liesel
357. eileensc
It is beautiful, just the thing to go with my goggles.
Thomas Hickey
359. lancre
That is a FANTASTIC looking piece of jewelry!
Liesel
361. Lyre
That's awesome!
Liesel
362. Darury
I'd guess my wife would be quite a happy camper.
Sarah Litchfield
363. sklitch
I don't know if this is open to folks in the UK but that is gorgeous. xx
LL S
364. scepter
I love steampunk and the necklace is perfect!
Liesel
365. Dutchlass
Totally droolworthy. Hope you ship to Europe.
Liesel
368. brass_badger
Just a wee bit o' lust.
Liesel
370. Magess
You can never have enough steampunk jewelry.
Liesel
371. Toth Mythril
Lovely locket. My wife would like this one. Hope I get it for her.
Liesel
374. Christopher S. Green
One locket to rule them all.
One shirt to hide it.
One chain to hang it from.
And in the darkness blind them.
(Because it is very shiny.)
Liesel
375. antraxa
you're giving away so many cool things, but this may be the coolest. i kind of *have* to have it.
Liesel
378. mgdwyer
Perfect 25th anniversary gift.
Andrew  
380. Andrew
Great for that special Steampunk gal...
Liesel
382. Rev. Styles
I know a lady who would love that.
Liesel
383. AmberRose
Cannot decide which I like better - the necklace or the ring, both are wonderful.
Liesel
384. trd2d2
Posted again.
Liesel
385. tariashadow
How beautiful....
Liesel
386. AsylumGirl
So pretty! So shiny! Mine?
Liesel
388. moondivatx
Sweet............
Jonathan
390. Lithearium
Entering. Good luck to everyone! Absolutely beautiful locket here. :)
Liesel
391. nlunsford
Incredible. Here's hoping!
Liesel
392. Dragonstitcher
Wow that's gorgeous!
Liesel
393. loveslave
I must win this for my master!
Liesel
394. Stormfield
This thing looks SO COOL.
Liesel
395. R. Emrys
I am failing to contain my jewelery lust.
Liesel
396. dolo724
What a pretty piece of jewelry!
Liesel
397. spazdog
clever design!
Liesel
398. JenJ
books & gears ... cool!
Liesel
399. Ben Redshaw
wow that looks amazing
George Baker
400. wraeththu
Wow! What a beauty. I would like to win this to give to my mom.
Liesel
403. DJ Needles
this is absolutly adorible!
Liesel
405. NinjaStorm
It is Beautiful... *drool*
Liesel
406. Sophie_sama
It's beautiful! Who wouldn't want this?
Liesel
407. LizHow
Wow... the is exquisite.... :)~~~~~~~~
Liesel
408. theantichris
Wow, this is gorgeous!
Adam Lipkin
409. yendi
This would be a perfect holiday gift for my daughter. Count me in in the contest.
Liesel
410. datsun810
It's tasteful steampunk that can actually be worn in public. Nice work.
Graeme Williams
411. lagbolt
Oh, be still my (clockwork) beating heart!
Liesel
412. SatimaFlavell
As neat a bit of clockpunk as ever I did see:-) Clever Tanya!
Liesel
413. Jamileigh17
Oooh that is pretty! *loves*
Liesel
415. crowbabe
This is cooler than the ring! Hope I win!
Liesel
418. LadyRavn
oh, that's lovely :)
Liesel
420. John Vise
Lovely, as is everything in her etsy shop.
Liesel
421. RachaelfromNJ
Wow I love this! GORGEOUS. Please enter me!
Liesel
422. Aeon
Extremely beautiful! I'm all for it.
Liesel
424. Kayce
This is very nice. Thank you.
Louis Richards
426. lummer5000
That would make a nice Christmas present for someone.
Liesel
427. Sara Dee
Love it. Want it. Ooh ooh, must have it. Please add my name to the contest. Thanks for the opportunity!
Liesel
429. morgan834
VERY nice piece!
Liesel
430. Nicole Ramsey
Very lovely piece
Deborah Chen
432. starsong
That is indeed shiny. And I am SO feeling the jewelry lust.
Liesel
434. Myrynvalona
What a wonderful idea. From the beautiful rose to the working gears to the fact that it opens like one of those old style books you can hide things inside. The craftmanship is spectacular. This locket would make a wonderful gift for any collector of art or antiquities.
Liesel
435. contemplativespice
That is gorgeous. I'd love to wear it while I'm working at the library.
Cynthia Ahmar
436. tenkuu
Oops, this is the item I was originally trying to comment on, though I accidentally commented on the book.
Liina Poropudas
439. Liina
simply spectacular! i really want one.
Mari Bigler
440. duckmolechan
That's got to be the most gorgeous piece of steampunked jewelry I've yet seen. Now that I've commented, I can go and check out her Etsy shop.
Liesel
441. Bo Balder
Gorgeous!
Amanda Gannon
442. NaamahDarling
Comment. Comment comment comment!

Very cool.
Liesel
444. forsaken1
I have to say, this thing is pretty cool. I hope I win.
M. h.Todorov
445. Mamutoubietza
Finally, a fine container for the fine print!
Jeremy Williams
446. Ravenhawk
That is one of the cooler things I've seen come off Etsy
jman jman
447. jman
The perfect gift for the perfect girlfriend!

Thanks for the chance to get it!
Liesel
448. cp.tar
A clockwork rose. For things written sub rosa.
Want!
Liesel
449. aero47
That is awesomely, fabulously, and graciously freakin' fantastic.. Count me in. ^_^
Sami Kähkönen
450. tsahikoj
Reminds me that I have some gifts to find...
Ben Irvine
451. fbi7000
Initially I thought 'lovely gift for the girlfiend' but tbh its so gorgeous I may have to keep it for myself!

Thanks for the chance to get hold of a lovely piece of craftwork.
Nikkia Ballantyne
452. twizzletop
Absolutely gorgeous. I'm so thrilled that steampunk designs are becoming more available!
Michael Below
453. ediFanoB
What a wonderful piece of steampunk art.
Liesel
454. aspidistra
Really nice... I want it!!!!! XD
Liesel
455. SpaceCadet
Very Nice!
Liesel
456. Steve Mortimer
That's an awesome bit of design isn't it. I know someone who would love it.
Liesel
457. filuhyre
Beautiful and thought-provoking.
Tony Warren
459. AdrianConquest
Very cool. I'd consider buying one, but I'd rather win it...
Liesel
460. Necronian
This is awesome in so many ways..,
Liesel
461. LockedChaos
Mine
Gimme
Liesel
462. Mary Louise
I love books. I live and breathe books. This locket represents the way I feel about books -- how precious they are, how unique and beautiful. I would love, love, love to have it. But even if I don't win, it was a pleasure and a privilege just to be able to look at the gorgeous piece and appreciate the workmanship that went into it. Thank you.
Liesel
463. slin(2)
That's gorgeous!
Liesel
464. jimmy neutron
GeArS!
Liesel
465. RydiaRoads
very cool, i love unique pendant necklaces
Liesel
466. Jaminra
such ingenius mechanical devices
Liesel
468. Belzilf
What a beautiful pendant
Liesel
469. Kennetha
Is that a book locket I see
Before me? Roses
Gears, Books - my favorite things.
Jeremy Monts
472. monts
I don't want the locket, I just want your love!
Liesel
473. Maggie_z
The perfect accessory for a retro-loving librarian like me.
Liesel
475. BillStephens
Beautiful! A truly appropriate totem for a passionate book lover.
Liesel
478. TommyO
I used to tell my daughter Goth was cool in my day. Most of the kids, including myself, were more aware of, well... everything. Now, as I hear, they're EMO, or just depressed kids- things change. So I'm introducing her to steampunk, which is really cooler all the way around.
Liesel
479. mountainharmony
Any librarian or book-lover would just lust over this pendant, I sure do!
Liesel
480. Chu-Chu
Very nice. Looks steampunkish. *drool*
Liesel
482. Melissa Lytton
Beautiful. It always amazes me how beautiful circuitry and clockwork can be. Cyberpunk and steampunk have bred some amazing art.
Liesel
483. Kdah
I think my daughter would like that.
Liesel
484. MaryArrrr
So pretty.
Jacob Riley
485. jmr0ec
Cool! I love old watches, and it's prefect for my lovely wife.
Liesel
487. jmd
Gorgeous! Want!
Liesel
488. Jubilee
Ooh, shiny! But it would be even better with a working watch, too (maybe a digital one hidden inside).
Liesel
489. the house ai
I love the locket! It combines a sort of steampunk look with the love of books. I want! I need!
Liesel
490. phoenixplp
Very cool!
Liesel
491. Noarden
Very nice. My wife would love it.
Liesel
492. Avidreader
OOOOHHH Niiicccceee.
Liesel
493. lady_legba
Ooo! Comment! So pretty!
Liesel
495. SooperDooperCooper
Wow. So lovely, books are everything. I am in total awe of such a lovely locket.

I would accept this as the best B-Day Present yet.

Thanx
Wendy
Liesel
496. Moghedien21
Steampunk jewelry is so cool. :)
Inness Asher
498. Inness
Tis my entry desiring to win. Note I've written entirely sans a letter, currently missing on my keyboard. Daunting, but not impossible, it illustrates my dedication to winning one beautiful prize!
Liesel
499. AnnCo
Oh my that is beautiful.
Liesel
501. Suzi Q
What
strange
and
wonderful
mysteries
lie
within?!
Liesel
502. Foxessa
Wearing that pendant would encourage one to carry one's self with excellent posture so that it would be shown off. It would lift the wearer's spirits as well.
Natalie Way
504. n.e.way
Wow, gosh; I am very impressed. Am also very eager to enter!
Liesel
505. Steffi
Brb my jaw is on the floor due to the gorgeousness of this giveaway.
Liesel
506. Jefferson Kidd
In the mid nineteen hundreds, while on an expedition into the Andes Mountains, Professor Mandan came upon an ancient Inca Temple. The temple was small and had but one treasure, this very same small device this now adorns your book. It was the lone remaining evidence pointing to a fabled civilization that predated the Incas, the Mechanars. Theirs was a civilization built on metallurgy and mechanics. But at several thousand years before the Incas, we know that is impossible. The whole earth was in the Stone Age.

Professor Mandan gave this small device to his daughter, Eastelle. Who made a pendant of it and wore it always. She took after her father and became adventuring scientist. She went with her father to discover an ancient mine which he believed was developed by the Mechanars. When there was a cave in at the mine, her only hope to rescue her father was the discovery of an ancient Mechanar mining machine. When she finally finds the machine and is struggling to try and find a way to start the machine, she realizes that her pendant is the mechanical key that starts the machine.

She wrote down her adventures in a small book and attached the mechanical key to the top of it.
Liesel
507. Liathiana
That necklace is gorgeous!
Michael Althauser
509. GreyStorms
That's beautiful! What incredible work...
Liesel
512. Sandy Shin
That's so gorgeous!
Liesel
514. jamierenae
That's beautiful! The only thing that beats a locket is one shaped like a book!
Abra Staffin Wiebe
515. AbraSW
Beautiful! I love the way the rose references Victorian cameos.
Fred Reckling
516. twilightred
That is some beautiful craftsmanship right there. Count me in!
Liesel
518. Lindalee Stahlman Volmert
I have a button that reads "I am a bookolic, if you are a decent person you will not sell me another book", but if this was for sale at a reasonable price, I would buy one.
Liesel
520. Vilai
That locket is lovely!
Liesel
523. mcvetanovic
Need to decide what to hold there...
Liesel
526. Barb in MD
I wants it, my precious.
Liesel
527. tldaisy888
Beautiful! I'd love to get one of those...
Liesel
528. Roly Oly Oxinfree
I never do have any luck with lotteries, but why the hell not? :D
Sylvia Borowicz
530. Plaryn
I just love how delicate the locket looks and it's gorgeous to boot.
Sherry Ramsey
531. wordsmith101
Oh my, it's stunning!

If I don't win it, I shall have to make one of my own :)
Ellen Johnson-Iowa
533. Metamorph
What an awesome locket! You have a lot of other wonderful items too. ;-}
Liesel
534. Aetherical
Oooh, that's gorgeous!
Liesel
535. goobqueen
I'm relatively new to steampunk, but I love everything I'm seeing and learning. That locket is fabulous!
Liesel
536. Darrynflame
Oh, so lovely. It would fit so well with my steampunk costume!
Liesel
537. Melbo
SHINY! Here's hoping.

Love the locket; many things steampunk appeal, especially the small ones with intricate watch mechanisms.

Love the Tor site, although it's sometimes difficult to get Tor books in the UK.
Liesel
539. elizardkwik
Wow. Very cool. I've been looking for book jewelry, well, since I became a librarian.
Sassy Brit
541. Sassy
I can't believe I missed this! Congratulations to whom ever the winner was! You're one lucky person! I review book 'novelties'. I'm really annoyed at myself for missing this one! LOL
Liesel
543. joeysmith
i love it. i hope i would win!! it's so neat. however, if i lost, i am going to buy this one instead.http://www.jewelryvogue.com/store/necklaces/elegant-heart-rhinestone-necklace. ha ha....bless me
Liesel
544. Chriss Cornish
Wow, how cool! It's amazing what people can come up with. That book locket would be a super awesome way for a certain speculative fiction blogger and book lover to get her steampunk on. (que puppy dog eys)
Dawn Puckett
546. shmily
Beautiful locket love the victorian look. I hope I win but I wish good luck to all
Blessed be :)
Alice Arneson
547. Wetlandernw
Inner magpies FTW! Pick me, Torie, pick me! :)
Liesel
548. Yvonne B.
That is a wonderful locket.
Liesel
550. WritingWolfaert
Beautiful locket.
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