I am living in a steampunk world or I wish I was. I made some steampunk items for a swap with a friend. I wanted to ake something different for her. I found some great finds at the thrift store that I just fell in love with when I saw them. One man's trash is another man's treasure.
Steampunk Wold..... made from a round lantern
I took out the center glass globe ( it was actual a plastic material). I love that it was all rustyish on the inside to give it some character. However, I did want to give it some elegance two. So I wrapped the bottom part that held the globe in ribbon and then covered the seams with the double strand pears. I made a circle out of chip board to fit in the center and cut a hole in the middle to fit around the pole. I wrapped it in tule through the center circle and went around it to give it a puffy base. then i added some tule to the bottom of it so when i put it in the bottom it would stick out. I added my main pieces. On the main pieces I added all kind of embellishments. Unfortunately I stink at taking pictures and your really cannot see all the detail. Wings, feathers, gears, clocks, crowns, flowers, butterflies, pearls, gem ribbon slidors, metal butterfly, etc.
On this side I added glossy accents to the flowers and gears to her hair. I added pearl strands around the edges. I added flowers to the base with a memo pin and ticket. I added a graphic 45 metal butterfly that I colorized with inka gold in different shades. Around the outside I added gears and butterflies that had been glossy accented. On the top I added flowers, pearls, gem ribbon buckles, and gears.