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Topic: Steampunk Bees, Beetles, Dragonflies, and Fairies! Things with wings!!!  (Read 3295 times)
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« on: August 30, 2010 03:03:59 PM »

Hi folks!  It's been ages since I've posted any of my new work.  I guess it's because there was nothing really that new and exciting that I wanted to share.  But today I do!!!  I've been steampunking!!! 

These pieces were inspired by a huge box of watch parts that I got off of ebay last fall.  I had loads of fun sorting through it all though it took me many hours. *phew*.  It was filled with all sorts of springs, glass casings, screws, gears, and men's/woman's watch movements.

The big watch movements that I found there inspired me to make some fun Steampunk pieces so I began hunting through my collection of metal stampings.  Most of this stuff is the result of that.  The scarab piece is one of my favorites.  I think a watch movement is much nicer than a ball of dung.  Smiley

I'm going to be playing with the glass casings next.  I'm thinking of trying my hand at some altered art pendants for those!   Grin Grin Grin


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Hope you enjoyed them!!  C & C welcomed!! 
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« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2010 04:34:49 PM »

I want the dragonflys they are super cool
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« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2010 04:45:22 PM »

these are lovely! what a cool idea.
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« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2010 06:10:09 PM »

They are soooooooooooo cute, I love all of them, great job!
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« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2010 11:30:39 AM »

Aw, thank you Ladies.  I had lots of fun playing with them.  I'm thinking of fun ways to embellish them by adding beads to the chains and dangling drops off of them.  I have another batch in the works and I'll test these ideas out then. 
It's a really fun way to make use of non-vintage watch parts!  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2010 06:34:15 PM »

You did a great job on these! Of all of them I think the dragonflies have the best flow, with the shape and design of the circular pendants. At first glance I thought you might have made their tail ends out of random metal bits, but now I see that that's really their shape, which is awesome, and a dragonfly that is partially made of random metal bits would be all the more awesome to try! I like how the scarabs are (in my mind) worshiping or at least rolling their little clockwork treasure.

"Dung beetles of joy" is a phrase I'm going to have to incorporate into my lexicon!  Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2010 08:41:55 AM »

Thanks Calluna!!  You are always so sweet and encouraging!!
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