Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Steampunk Charms in progress

I thought it would be really easy to put together a dozen Steampunk charms... boy was I wrong... There are too many decisions to make. I spent most of the evening yesterday disassembling watch gears and pins. (I finally figured out how to remove the pins in the center of all the gears) Those things are sharp. I don't know how many I've gotten stuck in my fingers so far. Handling watch parts is dirty.
I have all these ideas in my head of what to do but making it work in metal is difficult. I guess I need to figure out how to solder everything. I bought a wind up clock a while back at a yard sale and took it apart of all the gears and stuff. I'm worried that the charms might weigh too much.
I want to figure out some way to incorporate a couple of the 9mm shell casings I saved from my first time firing a gun.

Here is a sneak peek at some of my layouts so far. (I'm not really happy with them yet.)

The 3 plastic drawers on the right hand side of my desk are packed full of "steampunk stuff".

1 comment:

Little Messy Missy said...

It is addicting! I have mailed mine and can't wait to get a mix of charms back!!!