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Decay of Time : steampunk art by Amazon-Butterfly Decay of Time : steampunk art by Amazon-Butterfly
I was inspired by 2 things, the decay of time, and a quote (from Star Trek) as to where time is a predator - I wanted to convey those concepts. Constructed out of 18 gage copper and brass sheet metal all pierced, cut, textured, riveted, and patinated by moi - each gear is unique and lovingly crafted and filed to its final organic shape. It is a beautiful necklace with a nice short chain to sit high on your chest to make a statement - very steampunk chic.

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:iconsaturian78:
Saturian78 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016  Professional General Artist
W-O-W
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Oblivionleather76 Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
wow!
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CrazyWittleGirl Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It reminds me of a sea plant a little. It is very beautiful and wonderfully crafted!
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Starsong-Studio Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Professional General Artist
Hello, I would like to feature your beautiful work on my blog on Amazing Stories! I will credit you, and link back to this image here on DA. 
The blog is scheduled for Wednesday 29 January, you will be able to find it by following this link: amazingstoriesmag.com/author/a…
Please let me know if this is *not* ok with you! Keep up the good work!
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kemiking Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Super cool!
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:iconbianochka:
Bianochka Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
Soooo beautiful
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diwatox Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
wow... it's so beautiful...
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merlynhawk Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic!
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MsILOVEmilk Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:)
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Baphomuse Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Simply put: pure win.
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Dragongirl124680 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
I am amazed by the work!

....I'd like to say it gives me the impression of a map of a continent, that's slowly fading away with time.
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jessa1155 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is some of the coolest "steampunk" jewelry I've seen yet. it's great to see a piece with hand-fabricated gears:)
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Illeander Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing! I like your theme.
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BotoxRobot Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
O I love it! Makes me think of a coral reef. Love your technique, carefully constructed chaos.
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KarinYamazaka Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012
This is fantastic!:D
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timjo Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Reminds me of the Antikythera mechanism.
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karinma Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011
:wow:
This piece is so worth becomming a criminal for. *steals it*
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kimistry3 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011
Incredibly fanTASTIC!
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steampunklighting Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
For me it is hard to fine Steampunk jewelry that puts a new spin on an old look. I think this is great the idea and I particularly appreciate the patina work. I love a great patina and enjoy fiddling with chemicals and application techniques on my lamps. This is a great piece of jewelry. Bravo!
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MissAnnThropia Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Very nice! :)
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AskyrothLlyr Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011
Wow... Love this. How big is it? I'm imagining around three inches wide.
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sanityfailing Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
very beautiful. Love how the shapes come together.
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Mallenroh001 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Professional General Artist
oooooh this is really cool
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Lostwaxoz Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
Fantastic mate! If that's what you made in intro to metals class, I can't wait to see what else you come up with. Beautiful.
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RaynLovesBen Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011  Student Writer
This is a true work of art. <3

If you don't mind my asking, do you solder the pieces together or glue them and do you put resin on them?
I'm think of getting into this sort of thing.
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Twinflame-Studios Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
time is a predator, stalking us all our lives... I prefer to think of time as a companion.

excellent depiction of your ideas. turning a concept of entropic time to something beautiful and tragic all at once. Not easy to do in a jewelry medium :) I know, I've tried!
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Corey-067 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Professional General Artist
This is Amazing!
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LittleRed7 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
This is wonderful and the fact that you made all of it, is amazing. :) STUNNING!
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:icondeaddamien:
deaddamien Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
Ah! Something different at last. I absolutely love the upper, unraveling gear. Congrats on a wonderful piece!
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indyspireArt Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011   Artisan Crafter
This is really a beautiful piece. The shapes, texture and patina work perfectly together. Nice job!
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DonSimpson Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011
The gear shapes and the chaotic shapes all work together nicely.
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TheFamiLeeJewels Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011
Beautifully dramatic. I love the way you made the clasp. You represent your inspiration very well.
Bonnie
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bug-in-my-eye Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011
wonderful!
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erinightwind Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Professional General Artist
Interesting surface details you've managed to get. Did you use a hammer for the initial textures?
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GreyWalker7 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
In a word; Beautiful. It makes me wonder. Feel like we forgot something long ago. Or buried it deep to hide it away.
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OtakuAddict Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
. . . D: Steampunk. . .
It's absolutely beautiful ;-; I had a little fan-girlish moment when I saw this it took my breath away
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ferocks Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011
this is the best of all steampunk art i have ever see, is just amazing ....!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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dddb9mnc Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011
ohh thats realy nice..:)
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jjosryo Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Beautiful metal work. :)
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LFantasy Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011
wow this is really unique!!! :fella: I like it
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actingoutagain Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011
Fantastic, something different steampunk.
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Madame-Neon Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
just wow lol great job on it
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sharnatonkin Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Student Digital Artist
stunning work, just love it ^_^
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alexluna Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010  Student Interface Designer
Gorgeous design and amazing concept. (I know that Trek quote! I feel like such a nerd now...well, nerdier than before.)
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yourcharmedlife Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
wow amazing you captured it beautifully
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Lunetta Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010
Star Trek FTW! Also, this piece is fantastically done.
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pureshaktifire Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010
This is awesome, really really fantastic. Love the entire feel of this, you really got what you were going for.
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grapeleaf Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010   Digital Artist
this looks almost like a chinese fighting chain. very awesome
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kitsune-blue Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010
Awesome. <3
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astraldreamer Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like this, though I'm probably too old to wear it - I'd have it on my wall though!
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