A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Do you know about all of these Craftster features?
Total Members: 315,376
Currently Running With Scissors:
207 Guests and 10 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: "Steampunk" Pocket Watch Tape Measure  (Read 5326 times)
Tags for this thread: steampunk , tape_measure  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit
1+
 
longtimegeek
Still crazy after all these years....
Offline Offline

Posts: 740
Joined: 17-Aug-2007

betta and betta....


View Profile WWW
« on: September 11, 2008 05:00:16 AM »

Made this for a swap a couple of months ago and realized I never posted it as a finished object.  This is basic retractable tape measure with a felt covering, embellished with gears and faces to simulate a sort of steam-punk pocket watch look. 

The gears are attached with a single stitch through the center, through a seed bead and back through to secure it.  I was really pleased with the way it turned out.  The photo does not show the stitching detail on the side - it is black on a brown background and just didn't photograph well



and the other side


THIS ROCKS   Logged
kaishabackwards
I am interested in politics so that one day I will not have to be interested in politics.
Offline Offline

Posts: 1746
Joined: 24-Dec-2007

My eyes are nothing like the sun.


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2008 05:24:20 AM »

WOW!!  I would LOVE to get something like this in a swap!!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

RachelKristin
rude crude & tattooed
Offline Offline

Posts: 3628
Joined: 18-Feb-2007


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2008 05:27:40 AM »

that's really cool. nicely done
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Seren Wib
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2008 05:32:17 AM »

WOW!!  I would LOVE to get something like this in a swap!!

Me too! It's so original. And useful! Measuring stuff will be less of a chore now  Grin
THIS ROCKS   Logged
piratelibrarian
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2008 05:56:22 AM »

What a great swap gift!  I would love to get something like that.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Purveyor of idiosyncratic gastropornography since 1976.
blogue
etsy
pot stirring
flickr
MrXStitch
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2008 06:16:20 AM »

In a word: awesome.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Visit MrXStitch.com to see the best in contemporary embroidery!
Do you hang out at The Phat Quarter?
It's the Mr X Stitch Facebook Fan Page!
rollersgirl
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2008 06:41:19 AM »

Wow...VERY nice!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

"She's crafty and she's just my type"
kittykill
Global Moderator
Guest Blogger
Needlework Moderator
Occasions and Holidays Moderator

Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 38092
Joined: 25-Sep-2004

I got 99 problems, but a stitch ain't one.


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2008 09:27:31 AM »

Way cool!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Urban Threads
Offline Offline

Posts: 307
Joined: 07-Aug-2008

Full tutorials!! http://tiny.cc/tutorials534


View Profile WWW
« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2008 12:18:56 PM »

I love steampunk crafts!  This is awesome.  Where did you get your gears and bits?
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Like the project?  Check out full tutorials for all posted projects at www.urbanthreads.com
longtimegeek
Still crazy after all these years....
Offline Offline

Posts: 740
Joined: 17-Aug-2007

betta and betta....


View Profile WWW
« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2008 12:26:57 PM »

I love steampunk crafts!  This is awesome.  Where did you get your gears and bits?

Ornamentea  - they have a shop - are online - and sell through etsy.  They have bunches of odd little things.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Welcome Pillow
Tute Tuesday: Washer Necklace
Can't Fool Mother Nature



Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Privacy Policy | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map

Copyright ©2003-2017, Craftster.org, © 2009-2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands