Well, this is my latest inspiration, making over old clocks, this one is the one that started it all. I have always loved clocks for some reason, the really good ones are an art form unto themselves. SO I found this beauty at the local thrift store looking very forlorn but I loved the detail on it and noticed that the case was solid wood, the more I looked at it the more I realized the possibilities. I didn’t want to take the clock and make it into something else, I wanted to take it, give it a make over, turn it into a piece of art while maintaining its usefulness as a time-keeping piece. I especially loved that it had a pendulum. There is just something soothing about the swinging of a pendulum. I have been very inspired by steam punk so I would call this a steam punk piece, even then angel inside the clock is handmade. I used silver wire to make a frame and them attached the old gears and hardware to her, I added the white feathers to soften her a little, I thought the juxtaposition between the hardness of the industrial gears and softness of her feathered wings made her more interesting.
I have 3 more clocks in progress, as well as some steam punk style wooden boxes. When those are completed (I have about 6 or 7) I am planning to open an Etsy store. I am also thinking of some other formats for the angels because I have found I really like to make them so am considering framing them as parts of mixed media pieces. We shall see how that develops. I am hoping others will appreciate my creations as much as I love to make them. Please feel free to leave a comment and let me know what you think of my first, finished, steam punk angel clock.