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Clockpunk pendants 3 by Astalo Clockpunk pendants 3 by Astalo
I made first that pendant in the middle where i use entire wrist watch mechanism, brass gear and wires.

Rest of them are animal style robot heads, what i soldered/riveted together from miscellaneous wrist watch frame parts, gears, brass/copper plates and all kind of small leftover bits from my earlier clockpunk works. (I use also some 3 mm silver wire for those eyes..)
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allods Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011
Оригинально! Редко когда увидишь что-то необычное в стиле стимпанк.
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Astalo Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Very nice to hear it. I have also some new "clockpunk sets" coming before next summer.
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Vamp-Elanor Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You are so skilled! I've been looking at your stuff on different pictures and couldn't decide on which one to leave a comment, but all of those designs are really something special. I'm impressed. Such fine crafting and design!!!

Do you, by chance, have a store set up somewhere?
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Astalo Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the compliments. :)

I don't really make business to outside my local area, but you can take of course a contact if you are going to visit this part of the Finland in some day. ;)
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Vamp-Elanor Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmmmm! Finland...
I'm from Canada, so... that'd be quite the trip, hahaha. :D

Do you know about Etsy? I'm not trying to coerce you into opening an online shop (well...), but I've heard it works very well for people who want to sell crafted products of all sorts. ;P It looks neat.

In any way! I'm still envious. Hehe!
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Zae369 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010
I like the one on the right the most! These are really something, I envy you~
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Astalo Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks. It' also my own favourite on this set. :)
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Makogoeth Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010
1. I really admire your work.

2. You get a lot of praise from me as you actually use rivets and solder the pieces together! (I still can't quite forgive myself for using glue, but welding proved to weak..)

3. I just noticed you use the term CLOCKPUNK instead of the catchphrase steampunk that doesn't really fit jewelry made from clock movements. I was thinking maybe more along the lines of springpunk but I guess as long as one term sticks...

4.They are great!
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Astalo Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks for your kind words and the fave.
I always think that the old traditional way is the best. Soldering and rivetting methods are also much stronger way to attach metal parts together than glue. (Glue is more better for soft materials.)

Lol.. "Clockpunk" is only a subgenre for steampunk, but i think that it suits well for my own projects, because they don't have anything to do with real working steam engines etc. :)

That term is originally from ropeplaying games. [link]
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Makogoeth Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010
Well I agree with you, only I wouldn't know how to do it with 1mm in diameter cogwheels + I live in a flat, so all of the good old-fashioned methods having to do with hammering, heating etc are kind of impossible to use, the neighbours would lynch me :P But my uncle had a workshop in the cellar, I'll try to make something like you described when I'll have time to go there :]

I know it is, just didn't know there's a term :]

Ropeplaying? :P Kinky ^^
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Astalo Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Funniest typo for a very long time. :XD:
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Eclipsis Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010
Woo, these are really fantastic! Especially the middle one. Awesomeness. ^^
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Astalo Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Very nice to hear it and thanks also for the fave. :)

There is more steampunk style jewelry projects coming in next few months..
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Eclipsis Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010
Awesomeness. ^^
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IIRed-QueenII Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010
lovely intricacy, very nice.
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:iconastalo:
Astalo Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks for faving this set. :)
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Artemislune Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009
oh ! brilliant !
how creative !
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Astalo Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the compliments. There is more robot head designs coming in next winter.
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KellysGoodes Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009
these are most definitely the sexiest pieces i've ever seen.
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Astalo Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks. Those robot shaped pieces are also my own personal favourites from my whole "clockpunk jewelry series"
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KellysGoodes Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2009
they are incredible :D :clap:
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monsterkookies Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
You certainly have some wonderful skills! :D
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Astalo Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the compliments. :)
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taika-kim Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Very nice!
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Astalo Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Kiitokset favista. :)
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artistladysmith Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2009
awesome!
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:iconastalo:
Astalo Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
So are you. :XD:
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savageworlds Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009
Great series of pendants!=)
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Astalo Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Very nice to hear it and thanks for faving all of them. :)
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savageworlds Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2009
My pleasure!=)
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The-Nonexistent Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi!!
a question!! do you do commissions?

how many for a pendant o.o?
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Astalo Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Read the text from my front page. :)
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The-Nonexistent Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
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ok....
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KubusRubus Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009  Professional General Artist
how exactly do you rivet?, if you dont mind sharing
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Astalo Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
First i take some wire and attach that for example to vise bench and use then small ball peen hammer for making first end of the rivet.
Next i cut that rivet of the wire and put it in the hole and beat the other end with my hammer so long when it's nice and sturdy.

If you want that rivet end look more like an eye, you must also drill or bunch some small dimple in the center and it look more nicer..
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KubusRubus Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009  Professional General Artist
nice, im guessing you need some really soft wire, or you just beat it really hard?
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Astalo Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
I use quite often thick steel rivets in my forged objects and silver, copper and brass are always very easy materials after that so i don't never even heat them when i'm riveting. Aluminium is probably the most easiest material for that, but i don't use it very often, because it sometimes too weak for bigger works. :)
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KubusRubus Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2009  Professional General Artist
i see, this is off topic but i just bought a pop-rivet gun to use at work :)
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Astalo Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
I also use pop-rivets in some big sheet metal works, but try to use traditional way always in the forged stuff and jewelry pieces.
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KubusRubus Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2009  Professional General Artist
i only use them for framing suspended ceilings and sometimes with non-loadbearing metal structures/frames
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