And the winner of the Hippity Steampunk Easter Blog Hop candy is ...
Very cute bunny! I'd sure love to win! When we owned a home in Ohio I
spent hours going around Lowe's, etc..in an electric cart. Used to make
pot holders with copper tubing and wire...my, what they'd look like now!
This is quite cool! Thanks!
By Jewels on Welcome to Leslie Rahye's Hippity Steampunk Easter...on 4/6/12
I am so glad you stopped by. I made this Hippity Steampunk Easter Bunny for Leslie Rahye's blog hop this weekend. After spending some time (and money) at my local hardware store, I found some really neat things to add to this cute bunny. I had a blast shopping for the necessary pieces. Of course, I've always been a big fan of hardware stores.
I first covered a styrofoam egg with glue and multi-colored gold leaf. When dry, the fun began.
I used four pegboard pliers holders for his paws, which I also covered with that same adhesive-backed metal sheet that I had embossed with the Diamond Plate embossing folder. I put two Tim Holtz swivel clasps together end to end, and wired alphabet beads together to spell "Happy Easter", which were added to the jump rings on either side of the swivel clasps, then placed in each of the bunny's front paws as though he his holding the sentiment.
I inserted a Silcock Key on his back to look like he needs to be wound up. Don't we all need that sometimes.
His little bunny tail was made from adhesive-backed metal that I adhered to gold cardstock which I die cut using Sizzix/Tim Holtz Mini Paper Rosettes die. I used both rosettes and stacked them for extra dimension. Had to add a sprocket gear and game spinner to his tail. I placed Tim Holtz sprocket gears along the side of the bunny's body, as shown. I also inserted copper brads all along his back side to look like rivets.