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Decay of Time : steampunk art
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Published: August 13, 2009
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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.

Image size
3648x2736px 2.06 MB
Canon PowerShot A640
Shutter Speed
1 second
Focal Length
22 mm
Date Taken
May 30, 2008, 10:24:24 PM
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CrazyWittleGirlHobbyist Artisan Crafter
It reminds me of a sea plant a little. It is very beautiful and wonderfully crafted!
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Starsong-StudioProfessional 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:…
Please let me know if this is *not* ok with you! Keep up the good work!
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kemikingHobbyist Traditional Artist
Super cool!
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diwatoxHobbyist Artisan Crafter
wow... it's so beautiful...
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BaphomuseHobbyist General Artist
Simply put: pure win.
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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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jessa1155Professional 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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IlleanderHobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing! I like your theme.
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BotoxRobotHobbyist Artisan Crafter
O I love it! Makes me think of a coral reef. Love your technique, carefully constructed chaos.
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timjoProfessional Artisan Crafter
Reminds me of the Antikythera mechanism.
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This piece is so worth becomming a criminal for. *steals it*
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Incredibly fanTASTIC!
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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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MissAnnThropiaHobbyist Artisan Crafter
Very nice! :)
AskyrothLlyr's avatar
Wow... Love this. How big is it? I'm imagining around three inches wide.
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sanityfailingHobbyist General Artist
very beautiful. Love how the shapes come together.
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Mallenroh001Professional General Artist
oooooh this is really cool
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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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