Saturday, December 8, 2012
My friend Renee found a fantastic bracelet this week that's totally going on my wish list:
Isn't it awesome? I love seeing truly unique steampunk jewelry, since so much of it out there all looks the same.
(Also, I'm not the only one seeing an owl face here, right?)
Next up, Brandie M. made this gorgeous steampunk ornament:
sticker set I've been hanging on to, just waiting for the right project! (I was hoping to find some more flat ornaments [like these] to stick the stickers on and use on my tree, but so far I haven't been able to find them again. Any ideas, guys?)
I'm actually knee-deep in several steampunk Christmas crafts, so it's nice to see I'm not the only one dreaming of a steamy Christmas. Here's another goodie Erin M. shared on the Epbot FB page:
(You KNOW I have to make some for my steampunk Christmas tree.) Head over to Seeing Things for the printable template & tutorial!
And speaking of top hats, Lisa Y. made a truly epic top hat topper for her tree:
She started with a blank cardboard hat, adding the swirl design using puff paint, and then she gave the whole thing a pretty aged copper finish. I love all the feathers and wire swirls, and check out the detail on her snowflake/gear and hatband:
Lisa also included a few close-ups of her ornaments, which I'm now in love with:
Compass rose ornament! I NEED A COMPASS ROSE ORNAMENT.
And finally, veering back into non-holiday 'punkery, Jason W. sent in a really cool music video by Korean singer IU. It's a beautiful fantasy story of a girl living in a clock shop who builds a kind of steampunk TARDIS. Here it is with English subtitles:
If you didn't follow all that, the top comment on Youtube explains the storyline really well:
"IU is a girl living in a clock tower. The boy she likes is in a deep sleep. One day on the fantasy express, she sees a glimpse of the future. She sees that by the time she is 20, she is together with the boy. She wants to find a way to make time go by faster. She invents a time machine and goes to the future. But, right when the time machine starts, the boy wakes up, but it is too late. Years later, they meet again."
K, that's all for now, guys! Time for me to get back to wiring up my steampunk wreath. (WHEE!!) I hope to have pics for you by next week, so, fingers crossed! 'Til then, as always, please share your steamy links and projects in the comments or over on the Epbot FB page!
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