So, I was at the hardware store...my favourite place to be...other than an art shop of course!
I needed some gutter parts for another project and came across these cool things...who knows what they are supposed to do in the real world...I saw them and thought... STEAMPUNK GOGGLES! Wouldn't you?
|The extra bit that looks like it is supposed to go round a pipe, got unseramoniously cut off with a hack saw and the rubber ring popped out and the top prized off.|
They then got a goodly dose of copper spray paint.
When they were back on my desk, it amused me that I had managed to find a right and a left by complete flook in the basket that I took them from...how appropriate for goggles!
I then measured how much leather I would need to cover up the moulded writing in the plastic.
and drilled holes for the brads to go through later.
I made a nose piece by folding and gluing the leather over some florest wire and punched holes in each side for the brads.
Having assembled the goggles, I then added some chain to hide the edge of the leather.
Here are some shots of the final piece once I had added the strap and studs for good steampunk measure.
I used acetate packaging for the glass which I aged with alcohol inks.
The foam was cut and added to the back of the goggles so they sit properly on your face, otherwise you just get a partial sideways view and see a bit like what a Chamelion must do on a daily basis!