I am excited to share the final photos of my 2017 Christmas piece. It challenged me in so many ways. I wanted to bring together my love of steampunk and my love of Christmas. It goes without saying that a bear is always part of the plan (most of the time!).
Here’s the front with its two ornament windows and unique interlocking gear closure.
A close-up of what you see peering out of one of the windows.
With the French door style front panels open, the inside is revealed. There’s a little steampunk toy soldier bear next to the steampunk Christmas tree.
A side view of the bear with his wind-up key.
The Christmas tree.
Details of one of the sides. In this photo, you get a glimpse of the holly garland with the gear berries.
It’s hard to choose a favorite bit because I invest so much in each part. I admit that this whole idea revolves around the toy soldier bear.
His leather look jacket and top hat with gear and cog trims took nearly two days but oh so worth it.
I’ll be bringing this piece with me to the Hunt Valley Holiday Show and Sale on Sunday, November 12th. Come out and say hello if you are in the area!