You'll think this minute-long vid is a fine art project, it's so beautiful - plus the music feels right out of the Lord of the Rings! - but it turns out it's actually a commercial for Omega watches. Well played, Omega.
(Thanks for the link, Kathleen L.!)
Gina H. found this adorable goggled and winged bunny brooch:
Steampunk Aviator Bunnyfly Brooch, $18 at Rustwoods
There are lots of "bunnyfly" variations at the Rustwoods etsy shop, too, with all different colors and metal tones and accessories. (Plus the pink bunnies totally look like steampunk Peeps. Which is kind of awesome.)
They're only about an inch high, too, which makes 'em EXTRA cute.
- Amanda of The Steampunk Ledger combined a dollar store water pistol with a blue "finger light" (a small LED, I believe) to make this stunning garter pistol:
She also made a garter belt holster for it from leather and lace. Lovely!
- You guys already know I am not versed in the wizardly art of sewing, but for those of you who are, these embroidery design patterns over at Urban Threads are pretty dang sweet:
For $9 you get all six designs included in the "Mechanica Aquatica" machine embroidery pack, or for $3 you can get the hand-embroidery patterns, which I'm guessing would take just a few days short of forever to do. ;)
- And finally, here's a fun little number by The Spine of Steam Powered Giraffe that I can't seem to stop re-playing. (Um, if you're not familiar with SPG, then this is going to be pretty bizarre - so I'd suggest checking out their original songs, which are a lot more steampunky. This Rihanna cover is oddly mesmerizing, though - plus the giraffe cracked me up.)
Oh, and 1:35 is when the magic happens. Gotta love The Spine's range!
Have a great weekend, everyone! And as always, please share your steamy finds in the comments or over on the Epbot Facebook page!