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« on: August 29, 2011 02:21:53 AM »

Hi,

This a project thats been in the works for awhile, steampunk ipod speakers!



They started out life as these:


slightly ugly, fold-up promotional speakers I got free with purchase.

I liked them, but they just weren't for me, plus I've been dying to steampunk something for awhile, so I did. I used a plain gift box with a faux leather covering that I painted brown. The 'pod' speakers were easy to dismantle, they were held in place using a 'clip' system, so I just had to unclip them, cut two holes in the lid using the old speakers and a template and popped the speakers in. I cut a slit in the side of the box to allow the cord to come out, but mostly the cord lives inside the box as contained storage.




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I used old jewelry as the source for the 'filigree' pieces and gold pen to colour the surround.

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« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2011 03:33:32 AM »

Super cool Smiley You increased the awesomeness of these speakers by tenfold!
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« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2011 05:23:16 AM »

This is so cool! Thanks for sharing the project and the mini-tute!
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« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2011 06:15:04 AM »

This is very cool. I want my husband to make some now. He's been trying to eat an altoids cinnamon tin to save to make a speaker set out of, but I think i'd rather him do something like this.
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« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2011 09:27:11 AM »

This is awesome!
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« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2011 03:55:24 PM »

Whoa these are fancy and awesome!! Thanks for sharing your creation process. Nicely done!  Grin
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