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Steampunk earrings
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Published: September 11, 2012
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This is another #Artcrossing gift, this time for ~HiddenCaitastrophe. I came across the idea for these earrings when I was looking for inspiration for the previous gift for *bleaksilence, but *bleaksilence doesn't have pierced ears so I made her a necklace instead. But when I got ~HiddenCaitastrophe's profile, who also loves steampunk (in fact steampunk is pretty much her whole profile!), I decided to make them for her instead.

As gifts go, it was a fairly simple one. It didn't take a long time to make (apart from lots of waiting for the glue to dry between "layers"). To be honest the hardest part was choosing the right combination of cogs to get the look I had in my head.

For those that don't know, #Artcrossing in a nutshell: you make a little present for someone using only a short description of this person. Then you mail it off and when they've received it, then someone else will make a gift for you. (You should totally join.)

The last steampunk piece I made, I had some people requesting to buy one afterwards. I don't think I have the right combination of cogs again to make another pair of earrings like this, but you can commission me to do a necklace like below if you like:
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akaCaitlinneHobbyist Digital Artist
These are really beautiful!
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IttiHobbyist General Artist
Aww thanks :huggle:
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pupasoulHobbyist General Artist
Love these!!
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IttiHobbyist General Artist
Aww thanks! :love:
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AzeilaRoseHobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my gosh! Yet again you've impressed me very much Itti! I know I've mentioned to you before that I want to get into jewelry design, but I've yet to manage it. It's not as easy as it looks! And for that I'm always so fascinated when I see other people create beautiful jewelry. You've done a wonderful job picking out pieces that will mesh well together. Typically I tend to keep silver and gold apart, but you've chosen a muted sort of gold that really goes well with the silver. (And the steampunk theme!) I'm also a fan of larger earrings, I love the way they look. I'm thrilled to see that ~HiddenCaitastrophe loved them! Though I'm not surprised she did! :D

And again you've chosen a good way to display your jewelry. The red but simple background and angles all really make the earrings pop to the viewer. Fantastic work my friend! :hug:
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IttiHobbyist General Artist
Thanks Azzie, I was delighted to see she liked them too :aww: I was so pleased with these. I still have some more cogs left - I should do something else with them but I'm not sure what!
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jcroxasProfessional Digital Artist
holy macaroni! this is sooooo gooood :heart:
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ragadosHobbyist General Artist
Awesome!
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IttiHobbyist General Artist
:giggle: Glad you like! :)
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HyenaNovaHobbyist General Artist
Much love!
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IttiHobbyist General Artist
:D
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PHaroldHobbyist General Artist
How fun! I love those little gears. What an awesome gift. I'm sure she'll go nuts (oops bad joke) when she sees them!
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IttiHobbyist General Artist
:giggle: She was very pleased with them :)
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PHaroldHobbyist General Artist
:iconbummy1:
DraakpaardDesigns's avatar
BAHAHA! I totally want these! they are super awesome!
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IttiHobbyist General Artist
Hehe, so glad you like! :love:
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MINE ALL MINE!!! *grin* Love the shape of them and they're so light on! That's my big problem with earrings sometimes -if they're too heavy. But these work great!
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IttiHobbyist General Artist
I'm so glad you liked them! :tighthug: And yes, I didn't really think about weight, but I guess the cogs are quite thin so that makes them light even though they look big (well, big-ish). So glad you're happy with them :D
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Peppermint334Hobbyist General Artist
:heart: I want!

Oh… yeah, right… ^^; I just remembered I haven't had my ears pierced…
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Peppermint334Hobbyist General Artist
:iconadorableplz:
:giggle:
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Eldr-FireHobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah Itti, you always top yourself! This is great. I might have gasped when I saw these. (I opened the tab and came back to it, so now I can't remember, but they are worthy of it!) Perfect steampunk design! I can't believe you made those yourself. They look so weathered and authentically steampunk. Great composition. I'm sure a steampunk fan would completely love them!
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