Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Recycled Materials: Steampunk Bracelet

This lil' number is one of the first pieces of jewelry that comes close to expressing my absolute LOVE for collecting rusty objects off the streets. It's a fairly straight forward bracelet and not as sculptural as many of my other pieces but I'm happy with the connection I have finally been able to make my rusty hunnies.

Most of the metal used to make this is either recycled electrical wire or silver and copper scraps from my scrap box. It is also completely assembled with cold connection techniques so no soldering/torch work was used to fabricate the bracelet.

I call it a Steampunk bracelet because I think it sort of fits that genre of subculture which I have a bit of fancy for too. Take a look at this wikipedia link to do some jaw-dropping over the craftsmanship of some of the object conversions people have done. There are some extremely talented people out there doing some brilliantly imagintive work!



Anonymous said...

Oh my God - I love it..... yum yum.... aaaarrrrghghghgh - cant wait to see you!!!

Are you going to bring a load of these over?!?!?

big big love,

Anonymous said...

Ditto to what Muckster said. I LOVE it. So excited about seeing you again!

squishy love,

skowood said...

Goodies on the way!