Saturday, November 4, 2017

A 2017 Christmas Piece – Final Photos

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.

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A close-up of what you see peering out of one of the windows.

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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.

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A side view of the bear with his wind-up key.

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The Christmas tree.

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Details of one of the sides. In this photo, you get a glimpse of the holly garland with the gear berries.

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More details.

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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.

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His leather look jacket and top hat with gear and cog trims took nearly two days but oh so worth it.

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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!

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