steelhip design

steampunk artisan Michelle H Murray

Tritium collar

Inertia

Pocket watch Orrery - a miniature model of our solar system (with all 8 planets) set in a pocket watch case with a clear base.  It doesn’t actually do anything and doesn’t move.  I’ve just used the gears to imply movement.

It’s available in my etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/steelhipdesign

Four new creations for July.  Two new Tritium pieces, a miniature orrery and steampunk garter/cuff gun.  If you are not familiar with Tritium it is an element - slightly radioactive and constantly glows without the need to be “charged” like glow in the dark objects require.  It is estimated to glow continuously for 15 years.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/steelhipdesign

Saturn’s Key

Quite by accident it looks like the old alchemy symbol for Saturn.  

My latest “laboratory” necklace - just combine steampunk and mad scientist - stir well…

Tritium is proving popular!  20 year permanent glow - only slightly radioactive - what’s not to love…

Teamed with an Art Deco “step down” finial on each end and draped, facet cut black chain.

My latest heart is available: http://www.ebay.com/itm/310972037052

Two new pieces - the top one is my first experiment using Tritium.  Unlike traditional glow in the dark powder and paint, Tritium does not require “charging” from a light source.  It glows consistently - up to 20 years! Photo was taken in low light and has not been altered.

The second piece is using traditional glow in the dark powder in a rose gold glass locket. The fine line is a vintage copper hair spring from a clock movement.

Available in my etsy store: https://www.etsy.com/shop/steelhipdesign

Finished just in time.  Here is my entry to a local art competition - sculpture division.  This is the first wall mounted sculpture/assemblage piece I’ve ever made but I will be exploring this concept.  I wanted the heart (with a double jet-pack on the back) to look like it’s just taken off from the outstretched palm.  

The Aether Extractor II - another "Mad Scientist" necklace miniature steampunk necklace.