>First Steampunk Creation

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My husband, Matt, had an old 60s travel watch he had in the “give away” pile, which I quickly took for my first steampunk project. The case was very weathered and torn and there is discoloration, but I thought it would be a good project to play with. A lot of these findings are of the type on my Etsy store, and I thought it was about time to play with them myself in steampunk mode. Out came the glue gun, and here’s my project. I don’t know if these photos are good quality or not- this computer has a messed up video drive, so forgive me if they’re not good! The postcard was from the Musee D’Orsay on one of my Paris trips, and I found it in my box of crafting papers. The watch was originally behind the plastic frame. I have lots of left over gears for other projects! Yay!

8 Comments on >First Steampunk Creation

  1. Dejah Thoris
    May 19, 2009 at 5:32 pm (8 years ago)

    >Extraordinary! Beautifully done, Lauren. The photos are just fine! Wow!

  2. chloeandrudy
    May 19, 2009 at 9:17 pm (8 years ago)

    >Very steamy! and pretty too!Val

  3. Elizabeth
    May 19, 2009 at 10:26 pm (8 years ago)

    >I love it! Absolutely love it! I’ve got a thing for steampunk.

  4. retroliving
    May 19, 2009 at 11:35 pm (8 years ago)

    >Its amazing!♥

  5. Trixie
    May 20, 2009 at 3:53 am (8 years ago)

    >Beautiful!

  6. Marie-Noëlle
    May 20, 2009 at 9:47 am (8 years ago)

    >This is a hit

  7. Fleur de Guerre
    May 20, 2009 at 12:17 pm (8 years ago)

    >This is just unbelievable Lauren! It’s amazing!

  8. casey
    May 20, 2009 at 7:02 pm (8 years ago)

    >This is so fun!!! I love how you took a “giveaway” piece and made it something quite decorative and beautiful!