Steampunk Shoulder Dragon “Atticus” - I am finally finished with my pet dragon! I call him Atticus. He was once a Roboreptile that I decided would rather be a dragon. I removed his front legs, built ball socket shoulder joints to which I attached hand made wood and canvas wings. He moves, he roars, he growls, has a light up coal furnace and features fully articulated and pose able wings. Just the right size to be carried like a falcon. -Not for sale
I will be setting up a table in Artist’s Alley at CONtraflow this weekend, Oct. 3rd-5th, at the New Orleans Airport Hilton. The hotel can be found at 901 Airline Hwy, Kenner. There will be lots of fun things to see and do in addition to my first attempt at selling my wares at a Con. Items available for purchase range from custom and Doctor Who jewelry to steampunked My Little Ponies to 3D printed props from all your favorite films and video games. (Multipass anyone?) So throw on a costume and come check it out!
The Dictationer: A custom pendant created for a local CPA/steampunk lover. Sterling Silver and Brass.
10,000 Leagues: This is the pendant I donated to Alliance Francais for their 75th anniversary banquet and auction. The theme is “Un Voyage Extraordinaire: The World of Jules Verne”, who was one of their founding members.
Saturday, March 22nd at the JW Marriott in New Orleans
Hand Engraved Bosun’s Whistle: Available for Purchase
When aboard your ship, communication is key. Between the rush of wind, the spray of the sea, the roar of the fires or the thunder of cannon fire, sometimes it can prove quite difficult to catch the attention of whatever scallywags you have scraped up to man the decks. That’s when a hardy Boatswain or Bosun’s mate reaches for his trusty pipe.
A boatswain’s call, pipe, or bosun’s whistle is a pipe or a non-diaphragm type whistle used on naval ships by a boatswain. It is pronounced, and sometimes spelled, “Bosun’s call”.
Historically the boatswain’s call was used to pass commands to the crew when the voice could not be heard over the sounds of the sea. Because of its high pitch, it could be heard over the activities of the crew and bad weather. Whether sounding to haul anchor or simply calling the crew to mess, any and all commands could be passed down easily after the beautiful, haunting call of a well played pipe.
This unique whistle has had its keel completely hand engraved by the artist with meticulous attention paid to detail. Custom designed scrollwork adorns this treasure of the sea, while the beautifully polished, two tone, copper and brass construction will visually signal exactly who the crew takes orders from!
A large gold filled jump ring allows easy attachment to any kind of fob or lanyard, and one side of the keel features an open banner which can have the intended recipient’s initials engraved onto it by hand, Free of charge!
Measures 6” X 1”
"Colt .45 Peacemaker 6 Shooter Bracelet": A great gift for gun aficionados or Cowhands of all ages! This bracelet is embellished with 6 live primer caps from .45 caliber cowboy loads. A dyed black leather strap holds the shells securely on your wrist with soft foam padding on the interior for the most comfort possible in a leather bracelet. This item will show your love of firearms in high style.
The shells have been cleaned and stripped of all gun powder residue and are completely safe to wear. It would take an incredibly unlikely strike with a sharp metal object directly on the primer cap to detonate them and the resultant “pop” is harmless. It would however, dislodge the bullet cap from the bracelet so it is not recommended you attempt it.
Two fasteners allows for different sized wrists and is good for guys and gals. 1” wide
The Imperial Steam Pipe: Created from brass and silver as a gift for a very distinguished gentleman for his 30th birthday.
Steampunk style lock pick in progress, by Reaction Designs. Fabricated from found objects and hand engraved by the artist.
“Glow Plug Earrings”: Any good ship’s mechanic will tell you that a glow plug is a nothing part. Till you ain’t got one. Most ships will run for months and even years with the same plugs and you won’t have a problem, but they do go out. The unfortunate side effect of one actually going out is that without a complete set, without a replacement. You’re dead in the water.
That’s why it’s a good idea to have a couple extras around all the time. Conveniently mounted to be worn as earrings, but can easily be converted into a stylish necklace or slung from a utility belt. These lovely plugs will be the life of the party and your engine!
Never be without a Glow plug again! Pairs well with the Micro Lantern.
Handmade from Brass, Rubber, and an LED
Measures: 2.5” long x 1” wide