Steampunk makers jewellery.
I today came across a very small Mustard spoon in solid silver in the bottom of a box of EPNS stuff I had collected.
And it polished up too well but what to do with it…
A steampunk maker craftsman/woman needs a bit of jewellery …to sort of get them to stand out from the masses so 1 small hole in the handle (polish) then in a bed of fly ash from Tarong Power Station here in Queensland (crushed down finer) I placed a dome head Brass screw head (polished) with the slot at 90deg.
it’s only 2in long so would make a Pendent or a badge/hat / lapel pin or medal..
Now I have a bit of Bling!!!
so latest little thing from the shed.
A nice lightweight Desk Lamp.
Hey it took all day to make.
Well it was asked if I had an old headlight lamp as the black looked way to new?
So I took it down, pulled it apart and cleaned it back to bear metal and stuck it in my copper platting vat (well not in the vat in the bucket of extra strong mix that was ready to replace the vat diluted mix) gave it a over current and let it electro form for a while.
This built up extra copper on the outer that started to flow off causing some very fine lines of copper mountains or ridges I then took it out and let it dry for a few days, I then gave it a bath in clear car paint and this is the result.