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Steampunk Wings- Flightless bird by livetoletlive Steampunk Wings- Flightless bird by livetoletlive
On one side the caged bird dreams of flight and on the other side the dream is realized.

The wings are made from plywood and walnut. They are stained and held together with various nails. The straps are made using leather belting to create a comfortable wearing experience. The embellishments have been collected over time from vintage shops, craft fairs and yards sales.

The image on the right side is from a book that I drew on, scanned and printed out on fabric. The left side has a hand twisted wire tree that has a multitude of birds perched in it. This is my first set of hollow center wings and I'm really please with they turned out.
These wings run about 2 feet wide.

For sale on my Etsy page!!!

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StitchedAlchemy Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh! They're absolutely lovely!! Incredible... I love steampunk things. I'd probably wear these even if I didn't have anywhere even remotely related to go! xD Absolutely stunning.
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livetoletlive Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Haha, yeah, I didn't wanna start making steampunk things because I didn't wanna spend the money to buy the supplies but....it's all so pretty I couldn't resist. (I shop the shit out of flea markets and thrift stores, lol.) I made the first pair for myself, and I love wearing them. Sometimes I put them on and run around the woods behind my house...where no one can see me being a crazy person....
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StitchedAlchemy Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Haha. Youuu cannnot ressiiissssttt... Steampunk is far too pretty to resist. ;)

Sounds brilliant!! Haha. Well. Normality is overrated. Just don't go jumping from trees, mmkay? xD There's about a 99.9999999% chance that you will not fly.
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livetoletlive Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
lol, since I don't like heights I don't think trees will be a problem. (But there is still that 00.0000001% chance....) and I have no chance at anything close to normal so I don't even try anymore...
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StitchedAlchemy Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Heh heh... because you never know what might happen, there's still an iddy-biddy chance of a miracle. ;)

Aww. I don't mind heights, but they still make my legs feel funny... :P

One does give up after a while, but one never does find the ability to really care. :giggle:
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TigerDragon1001 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome... I love it. This looks like a lot of work went into it.
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livetoletlive Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
D'aww thanks so much!! I think I actually spent more time having a staring contest with them (they won) trying to decide what I wanted to do on them. Lol, no they did take a long time to do but I enjoyed every second of it!
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TigerDragon1001 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Welcome! ^^ It's nice to know you enjoyed making it. :D
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