From the same artist who made that intricate carasoul horse from watch parts...STEAM BUNNY!
And here's another of Susan's new pieces, "The Beast of the Machine":
Absolutely astounding. I can't even begin to imagine how she does this! (And am I the only one who first thought, "Aslan!"?) Check out All Natural Arts' FB page for more of Susan's work. And thanks for the link, Sandra M.!
Of course, if you wanted to try something a little simpler, you could buy some random watch parts on ebay and make a turtle pendant, like Jacie A.'s husband:
Speaking of husbands, John has *demanded* I post this:
Well, more accurately, it's "Professor Pignassus & his Cinsational Flying Machine." See?
Julie S. spotted this guy in Cincinnati as part of a city-wide art project - which I guess explains the "Cinsational" spelling. He has a propeller on his nose, giant leather wings, and a rump porthole full of gears and doo-dads:
What's not to love?
This week BuzzFeed listed 10 Steampunk Celebrations held around the world, including a cruise, some conventions, the Edwardian Ball, and more:
Hit the link up there for more pics and links to each.
I don't think I'll ever get tired of steampunk jewelry, but it is getting harder to find truly unique styles. Fortunately Maple directed me over to Aeroglow on Etsy, where this cameo necklace caught my eye:
And for my fellow steampunk decor enthusiasts, check out this fab industrial side table with a working side crank:
Amber K. spotted this over on the Arhaus website, and it can be yours for only $800!
After I pinned the table last week, Martha e-mailed to say she'd spotted the very same one at a shop in Ontario, and was kind enough to send along a quick demonstration video:
So my problem is this: John has declared his undying NEED for this table, but I will never in this lifetime permit him to spend $800 on a side table. I think it'd be pretty dang hard to DIY - unless one of you knows where I can get a crank assembly like that? Maybe? Please? Anybody? [hopeful Bambi eyes]
And finally, are you ready for some EPIC Epbot epic-ness??
Da da da DAAAA! Da da da da da DAAAH!
(That was my attempt at dramatic theme music.)
Hilary P. surprised us with this awesomeness the other week, and I seriously can't get over how many details from our costumes she included. From the chains on my glove to each key on my necklace - and look at our ray guns! So perfect!
Check out Hilary's DeviantArt for more of her creations, and if you like, you could even order a print of this to hang on your bedroom wall, superhero-style, so John and I can inspire you with our steamy bad-assedness. :D (Really, shouldn't we have our own comic book in this style? Or is that just my sexily tousled hair talking?)
Hope you're having a fantastical weekend, everyone! And as always, if you have something steamy to share, hit me up on FB, Twitter, of via e-mail!