I’ve always thought ‘steam punk’ was kind of cool but I’ve never gotten around to doing anything with it. So the challenge at Take A Word was just the motivation to try my hand at it. I studied images on Pinterest, then dug thru my stash to see what I had that would work.
First find was the bottle. I found this iridescent purple bottle in a while back in a ‘junk store’. Then I dug out some little cogs, foreign coins, bits of lace (which I tea dyed), a piece of diachronic glass, and some copper I had practiced stamping on.
This coin is from Ethiopia.
The bottom left coin is from the USSR. It’s an old kopek. I think the right one is from Jordan.
After a whole lot of arranging and rearranging, this is what I came up with. For a first piece I’m satisfied with it. Himself likes it a lot.