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Clockpunk pendants 4 by Astalo Clockpunk pendants 4 by Astalo
My earlier gear-pendant prototypes are a quite difficult to made, so there is some much simpler ideas from watch gears and forged/textured steel backrouds. (I attach gears to the plates with small brass rivets..)
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Makogoeth Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010
I love the textures, I can't even begin to imagine how it is done ^^ I wonder where did you learn to do things like that...
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Astalo Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks again for the fave.
First i just take 2-3 mm thick steel plate and cut some basic shapes from it. Next i make some surface patters to the plate pieces with hammers and other traditional forging methods and make & attach those steel wire rings for the pendant cord. (Steel surface turns dark when it's heated red hot..)

Final step is to drill some small holes to the pendants and attach old clock gears to the holes with mini rivets what i usually made from brass nails or 1-2 mm thick brass wire. I kinda like that strong contrast with polished brass and dark steel.
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Eclipsis Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010
Yay! Those gears are awesomeness. ^^
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gaiascully Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Very awesome, I like both the middle ones the best.
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Astalo Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the fave. Middle ones are also my own favourites in this set.
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Gep65 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009  Student Digital Artist
That´s cool...

I like the one down in the middle...

But really cool idea maaaan...=D
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Seigeengine Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009  Student General Artist
These are great. I love things like this. I wish I had one D=
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Astalo Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the compliments. :)
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Kyene Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009   Artisan Crafter
MMm, very nice. Simple yet effective.
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Astalo Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks for faving. :)
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Destichado Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009
The texture on several of these looks like the face was cut with a gas torch. How did you ever cut something so thin without destroying it???
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Astalo Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
They are forged from 2 mm thick steel plate. Small cross peen hammer leaves that kind of marks to the surface.
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Nechtan-Da-Smith Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009
Love the title and the work.....
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Astalo Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks Dave. I think that "clockpunk" is always the nicest depiction to objects made from old watch gears. ("Steampunk" fits much better objects what looks more like an steam engines or victorian style rayguns, light sabers and other things like it..)
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Nechtan-Da-Smith Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009
I enjoy a lot of the steam punk works. Just not something I have attempted to produce. All of your work I have seen is top notch and I envy your talent. I have not taken the time to improve mine in a few years and its starting to show. Its folks like you who make metal work stand out. Good show!!!!!!!!
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