Steampunk Propeller Pendant
by Lisa Barge.
(San Antonio, Texas)
A few years ago I was surfing the web to find different styles that would inspire me and discovered steampunk. I always loved mixing metals and the style just looked like alot of fun.
I then discovered that it started out as a literary genre, then moved into music as well as fashion.
I introduced my then high school sons to the steampunk band Abney Park. Now they enjoy going to anime conventions dressed in their steampunk outfits. Of course I had to start creating jewelry in this genre!
For this piece I distressed a copper dogtag blank, drilled it, and added brass and copper gears. I then added a brass propeller with a tiny screw and antiqued the whole think with liver of sulfur.
Circles of Stone at Artfire
Neat to see four of your great steampunk designs here! In the first photo above, does the propeller spin? I love the idea of mounting it on a dogtag-type background. And the “tempus fugit” stamping is a perfect motto to accompany a bottle of steampunk watch parts.
These pieces are all very clever, attractive, and wearable – I would have a hard time choosing just one of them!
Thank you Rena! Since I connected the propeller with a screw it was too tight to spin. I have been thinking about that though and think it would be fun to create one that would spin. I did make another necklace with a spinning gear!