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Old 04-27-2012, 11:12 PM
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Steampunk Clay Critters

I played with Sculpey some when I was a little kid and have recently decided to pick it up again. It's been a ton of fun and here are some of the things I've made..









The raven is the most recent thing I've made, but I don't like how it looks like a bunch of gears stuck haphazardly into him. Next time I'm gonna try to make them look more functional. The squirrel is for sale if anyone is interested. Thanks all, I'll be sure to continue making critters :3
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Old 05-04-2012, 07:48 PM
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These are adorable I especially live the moose and his gear monocle. About how big are they? I think you could make some pretty snazzy brooches and pendants with them.
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Old 05-07-2012, 12:14 AM
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They are pretty big... up to 3" or 4", I plan on making my newer pieces smaller since that's pretty large for a pendant..
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Old 05-08-2012, 10:48 AM
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Very cool. I love all things Steampunk, and these really hit me. Good job.
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Old 05-30-2012, 01:05 PM
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Re: Steampunk Clay Critters

These are awesome. I especially like the raccoon and the bird. You can give me the bird since you don't like it much.
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Re: Steampunk Clay Critters

Those are very cute, and nicely done. I see what you mean about the raven, although I like the scattered effect as it adds to the sense of movement and flight.

I think if you were to make little jewelry versions, you'd need some of those extra tiny wristwatch gears. I have seen people saying that the gears in Lisa Pavelka assortments are too small for general steampunk crafting use, but I bet they'd be perfect on mini versions of your critters.

Also ... that thing around the moose's eye. It's not a gear, is it? It reminds me of some sort of washer thingie I saw at the hardware store.

Great use of found materials anyhow.
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These are really cool!!!!
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Old 08-25-2012, 05:55 PM
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Re: Steampunk Clay Critters

Hey! I like the Raven, I see what you mean.. I have seen terrible "steampunk" pieces where the gears are just scattered about but at least you placed them in a visually appealing way. I can imagine how it might be difficult to decide where to put "functional" looking gear parts on a bird in that position.. Maybe a standing position where the wings can still be outstretched , as if it is taking off to fly. Just a thought!
I have a question for you...I am new to polymer clay.. in the middle of my second project atm. I am curious.. What do you use to attach the metal bits? I want to attach glass beads to my piece (its an octopus/a school project). Do you glue them on or stick them into the clay and bake? ..or some other method? Let me know! I hve until weds to finish it.
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This is beautifull! My favorite is the squirrel, but they all are nice, great job!
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Steampunk stuff is really neat to look at. These are very cute pieces.
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Very cool! The squirrel is my favorite. Can't resist top hats and monocles.
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Very nice! Went to a science fiction con recently and looked at various steampunk merchandise and also clay critters - your work is an appealing fusion of the two. I think you could definitely sell plenty of these - keep designing and making them till you get a bunch that you like!

Re the raven - like others I see what you mean about the embellishments, yet he is appealing so tweak him a bit if you want but I bet he'd sell just as he is!
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Re: Steampunk Clay Critters

Question - have you ever attempted to make the tiny gears themselves out of clay? Reason I'm asking is I'm going to try some Steampunk claying projects myself and I have some paper-embossing molds and rubber stamps - I'm going to see if I could get some little gears and keys made with those.

I've already discovered on my first foray around town how pricey real watch parts are if you go to buy them from places that know about steampunk and that there's a demand. However, I do plan to check with a clock repair place and see if they have anything they can't use and would otherwise throw away; maybe they'd sell it to me cheap.

But back to making clay parts - I think it could possibly work and they would look fine on clay pieces at least, properly painted and so on. The main challenge I can foresee is getting them molded and out of the mold without breakage. I'll report back my progress!
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Old 01-27-2013, 08:28 PM
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Great attention to detail. I'm really diggin' the moose. Very impressive.
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Re: Steampunk Clay Critters

SoraSlipheed I like Your pieces, especially all these tiny details and I am looking forward to see more! I am wandering how did You do the key which squirrel is holding with? Is it hand made and and the brushed with any powder before baking?
Art_Rabbit I am waiting for Your report
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