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Danger High Voltage Creativity! I found Steampunk Nirvana!

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Steampunk Nirvana: Honest to god I thought I died and went to Steampunk Nirvana recently. The hubs knew of a place where there was so much stuff and the owner needs to clear it all out so he can finalize the sale of the property. I cannot disclose the location but as soon as I saw it I hardly knew where to look first. There were so many pieces of machinery, outbuildings full of boxes of all things metal-working. I managed to score an entire box of old propellers (it doesn’t get more steampunk than propellers, at least in my opinion). Every type of gear and cog both large and small, plumbing pieces, signs, old sodium light bulbs etc. I took all of my finds home and washed them. All the rusty gears and cogs got a coat of clear so the rust doesn’t come off on my hands. So now I am looking at these pieces and picturing what I can make out of them. I have ideas for clocks and lamps. What would you say to a propeller pendulum clock?……I am saying yes to that idea as well. As I finish these creations I will post them and of course they will be for sale in my Etsy store SyrinxAsylumArts. I am finally getting more traffic through there and even a few sales so that is encouraging. So here are the pictures of my finds, I know it probably sounds extremely geeky to be so excited by this but I had so far had to buy the gears and cogs online so its so cool to find a fairly local source.  I am so inspired.

Stay tuned for what becomes of my “shinies” bwahahahah!

 

My Etsy Store is Now Open plus a new fundraiser

I finally opened my Etsy store yesterday, I have been talking about it for a long time and started to wonder if I ever would but I finally did.  I have 10 items right now but there are more in the works including 3 more clocks, 2 completed ones are in the store now.  I am excited to see if I get some good reviews and hopefully even sales by launching in time for Christmas shopping.

This is the link to the store:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/MixedManiaSteampunkd?ref=hdr_shop_menu

Here is the completed Platinum clock as promised:

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I’m not completely sure about the clock face, I think it might need some embellishment but it’s in the Etsy store as is for right now.  It’s bigger than it looks at 26 1/2 inches tall.  I am very pleased with the pendulum compartment and the angel inside it though.

I also wanted to share that I have a long-term fundraiser going on for the American Heart Association through a website called bravelets.  I started a page in Debbie’s name and apparently there have been 2 sales so that’s something.  For every piece of jewelry they sell, they donate $10 to the charity of your choice.  This is the link to that page:

https://www.bravelets.com/bravepage/i-m-smiling-next-to-you

As always, thanks for reading and wish me luck on my new venture.

More and More Steampunk Treasure boxes and more!

Well, I would say I had a very productive weekend.  I think when I am under a lot of a stress (which I sure have been lately) it makes me want to work it all out through my creativity.  I haven’t felt this creative in such a long time that it’s really nice to have it back.  I completed 5 treasure boxes, 2 upcycled steampunk’d picture frames and the angel that is to go inside the platinum clock.  All of these are pictured in this post.  The platinum clock is almost complete.  I just need to finish the face and she is done and that will make 2 completed clocks for me.  There is definitely a theme going on here between the angel wings, the time references and the metallic industrialism of the gears and other hard material item findings that I have collected.  I am only just getting started too, I have so many other ideas.  An Etsy store is in my very near future.  I am right now trying to think of a good name.  Please, if anyone has any suggestions I am open to hearing them.  I am toying with the name “Punk’d and Upcycled Treasures by Lynsey”  Am not totally committed to it yet though.

So here is what I have so far what do you think?

The angel that is going inside the pendulum area of the platinum schoolhouse style clock

The angel that is going inside the pendulum area of the platinum schoolhouse style clock

treasure boxes, my favorite to make

treasure boxes, my favorite to make

upcycled punk'd frame

upcycled punk’d frame

upcycled punk'd frame

upcycled punk’d frame

Altered Steampunk Clocks

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.

Steampunk Angel Clock

Steampunk Angel Clock

Detail view of the angel

Detail view of the angel

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