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Steampunk earrings by Itti Steampunk earrings by Itti
This is another #Artcrossing gift, this time for ~HiddenCaitastrophe. I came across the idea for these earrings when I was looking for inspiration for the previous gift for *bleaksilence, but *bleaksilence doesn't have pierced ears so I made her a necklace instead. But when I got ~HiddenCaitastrophe's profile, who also loves steampunk (in fact steampunk is pretty much her whole profile!), I decided to make them for her instead.

As gifts go, it was a fairly simple one. It didn't take a long time to make (apart from lots of waiting for the glue to dry between "layers"). To be honest the hardest part was choosing the right combination of cogs to get the look I had in my head.

For those that don't know, #Artcrossing in a nutshell: you make a little present for someone using only a short description of this person. Then you mail it off and when they've received it, then someone else will make a gift for you. (You should totally join.)

The last steampunk piece I made, I had some people requesting to buy one afterwards. I don't think I have the right combination of cogs again to make another pair of earrings like this, but you can commission me to do a necklace like below if you like:
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akaCaitlinne Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
These are really beautiful!
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:iconitti:
Itti Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww thanks :huggle:
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pupasoul Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love these!!
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:iconitti:
Itti Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww thanks! :love:
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AzeilaRose Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my gosh! Yet again you've impressed me very much Itti! I know I've mentioned to you before that I want to get into jewelry design, but I've yet to manage it. It's not as easy as it looks! And for that I'm always so fascinated when I see other people create beautiful jewelry. You've done a wonderful job picking out pieces that will mesh well together. Typically I tend to keep silver and gold apart, but you've chosen a muted sort of gold that really goes well with the silver. (And the steampunk theme!) I'm also a fan of larger earrings, I love the way they look. I'm thrilled to see that ~HiddenCaitastrophe loved them! Though I'm not surprised she did! :D

And again you've chosen a good way to display your jewelry. The red but simple background and angles all really make the earrings pop to the viewer. Fantastic work my friend! :hug:
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:iconitti:
Itti Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks Azzie, I was delighted to see she liked them too :aww: I was so pleased with these. I still have some more cogs left - I should do something else with them but I'm not sure what!
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jcroxas Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
holy macaroni! this is sooooo gooood :heart:
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:iconragados:
ragados Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!
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:iconitti:
Itti Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:giggle: Glad you like! :)
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:iconhyenanova:
HyenaNova Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Much love!
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:iconitti:
Itti Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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Armcannon1998 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
AWESOME!!!!!
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SteamJo Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
great:)!
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:iconpharold:
PHarold Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
How fun! I love those little gears. What an awesome gift. I'm sure she'll go nuts (oops bad joke) when she sees them!
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:iconitti:
Itti Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:giggle: She was very pleased with them :)
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PHarold Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconbummy1:
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DraakpaardDesigns Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
BAHAHA! I totally want these! they are super awesome!
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:iconitti:
Itti Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehe, so glad you like! :love:
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HiddenRelevance Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
MINE ALL MINE!!! *grin* Love the shape of them and they're so light on! That's my big problem with earrings sometimes -if they're too heavy. But these work great!
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:iconitti:
Itti Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm so glad you liked them! :tighthug: And yes, I didn't really think about weight, but I guess the cogs are quite thin so that makes them light even though they look big (well, big-ish). So glad you're happy with them :D
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Peppermint334 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:heart: I want!

Oh… yeah, right… ^^; I just remembered I haven't had my ears pierced…
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:iconitti:
Itti Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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Peppermint334 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconadorableplz:
:giggle:
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Eldr-Fire Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah Itti, you always top yourself! This is great. I might have gasped when I saw these. (I opened the tab and came back to it, so now I can't remember, but they are worthy of it!) Perfect steampunk design! I can't believe you made those yourself. They look so weathered and authentically steampunk. Great composition. I'm sure a steampunk fan would completely love them!
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:iconitti:
Itti Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much for your lovely comment! :aww:
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NickyG1 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
Love this
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LaEscritora Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You make such wonderful steampunk jewelry, every piece is unique and beautiful!
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:iconitti:
Itti Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much! :huggle: I have some more cogs and things left over, I'll have to think of something to do with them!
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LaEscritora Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, you could always make something for yourself, you know. ^^
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:iconitti:
Itti Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
But what? :lol:
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:iconlaescritora:
LaEscritora Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha well that I don't know :D
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art-of-amie Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Steampunk!!! :no: Still scares me :D

Lol anyway, these look good! Something I'm sure Cait will love!
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:iconitti:
Itti Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
COGS

... That's all I know.
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art-of-amie Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
We just got a new range of jewellery stuff at work that is all steampunk. Funnily enough its called the steampunk collection.

I think it should be renamed to "instant jewellery pieces for Amie when she gets difficult steampunk inspired artcrossing profiles."
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:iconitti:
Itti Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:lol: It might give you ideas to recreate?
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art-of-amie Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Maybe. Or maybe you'll be nice and not give me a steampunk profile lol
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:iconitti:
Itti Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:lol: You do so many gifts, you were bound to get those ones eventually. You're just getting through the whole group! But I think it's just the two which are heavily steampunk based and you've had them both already =p
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art-of-amie Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh thank god. *breathes sigh of relief* lol.
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kurooooo Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
woah! They look great :la:
Love them~
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:iconitti:
Itti Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:huggle:
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kurooooo Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:meow: :glomp:
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QualityMayVary Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Good job, I'd wear them ;)
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:iconitti:
Itti Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:giggle:
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Clarobell Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
These are stunning! Love them!
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lion-essrampant Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is so cute!
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allieryan Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012   Writer
They look really cool! They have that simple but elegant vibe going and I really like how they turned out :D
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:iconitti:
Itti Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw, thank you! :aww:
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KKBossa Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing!
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Lucky101212 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice! :)
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Thiefy-Lives Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
These are gorgeous! Simple but effective! :heart:
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