Tuesday, April 15, 2008

SteamPunk try

Not sure where I'm going with this. It needs a new base- and the outside needs more elaborate embellishment.

The light changes color. I like the way it glows up through the rock crystal and continues up the tube to the crystal bead in the top section.

I want to cover the actual lighted base- the proportions are wrong. I need to be able to remove the top section so I can change the batteries when needed.

I think it needs more wire wrapping bits.

Pretty colored lights. :) I need to decide what I should claim this does...

Any suggestions?


Altered Route said...

Love your steampunk effort!! I have been on a mad search through my 4 outbuilding that I have things-junk-treasures stored in. michael demeng had a good description on his blog about steampunk...I think it is the next FUN thing!

Elaine Elwick Barr said...

Hi Zeb!

I love this idea. I think it looks like a magic lantern, for transporting you back to pre industrial revolution times, to search for more craft stuff! Can you imagine the deals?!


BurningRubber said...

A spectro thermal trans pondulator. LOL I just made that up. I love it. Now I need to search around to try my hand at this. I love it. I don't have any funky lights around though. It kind of reminds me of the game Myst. I loved just looking around in that game at all the strange stuff. My roomate was realy good at finding the solutions. I suck at games so I would just watch and look at all the cool stuff.

BurningRubber said...

How about a inter galactic transondulator. LOL I love this piece. I will have to give it a try :)

the red pig studio said...

I'll be googling steampunk for sure now... It doesn't matter what you call it, it's just COOL. it must be mesmerizing to watch the colours change. This has inspired me to add some LIGHT to my own work.
Happy junking,

Anonymous said...

"I need to decide what I should claim this does..." It fascinates! I want to know what all the components are and how you did it. I want to buy it! hehehe Imagine with me if you will little fairies drawn to it like moths are drawn to porch lights. It's a fairy portal...It's fantastic!!!!

Lori Z. said...

Oh, Zeb! You can sell these to all of us who need a quick mode of transportation to Zorg!

I definitely vote for more wire wrapping bits.


Mixed Media Martyr said...

Beam me up Scotty!!!

theDiva said...

I vote for more wire wrappy bitz too. And some rusted metally bitz. Or maybe things just made to look like rusted metally bitz.


Gina said...

Loveeeee it! How about colored marbles and soldered charms to add to it? Perhaps it functions as a kind of looking glass to the world of Zorg???