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Friday 22 September 2017

Curious things

We have been planning to go to a couple of Steampunk events this year, similar to the one we went to last year.

To enter in to the spirit I have created a few Steampunk theamed adornments.

It is entirely up to you to imagine what extraordinary properties these curiosities might have.

I've started to learnt a few new skills to work with old materials I have barely used before.

For a quick solution, I'm also using some very new methods to get old style results.


  • The leather pouches are from e-bay. They needed a lot of elbow grease to clean up, along with various leather cleaners, shoe cream and Silvo because I didn't have any Brasso. 
  • The copper pipe on the jewellery is 3/16" brake pipe and the copper wire is stripped out of off-cuts of twin and earth mains cable I had saved. 
  • The copper barrel of the gun is an off-cut of 15mm water pipe. 
  • The watch bits are from e-bay.


Liner for the leather pouches to help them hold their shape when empty.


3D printed liner for the leather pouches (STL)
Licence attribution - small business exception


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