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!!!
Another bit of junk in my shed was an old style Ship light and I wanted to build something Steampunk out of it but the shape was not going to fit anything that I could think of ……….but then, What if ?
Long before Captain Nemo was a Captain he was a Deckhand lived in a little cottage and on the front of that cottage he had a night light and a bird cage.
So out with an old door and take out the center section give it a bit of a sand stick on the light, a bracket to hold a rusty wire bird cage that took quite a while to build and it sure did need some stuff, so using the same old rusty wire that the cage had been made from I made a wire basket and a vine that clawed its way up over the light and also helped hold the bracket up.
I have wired the light up as a plugin but it could be used as a light that is wired into the house without much worry.
The cage still looked a bit empty so I added a small copper wire Baby Bird with a Pine beak, his legs are built with some copper wire that was treated to go blue/green over a year ago.
It stands about 4ft tall at a guess if not 4ft6in, to late at night to go and measure so even the metric you have to work out yourself….don’t worry I will edit this post with the correct size up and across.
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.