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Pick the Winner of Theme Contest 29 - Steampunk
djgm's 1st Bracelet
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djgm's 2nd Bracelet
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PeteMoT's Pen
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ClymAngus's Tiffin Masters Tea Dueling Chain of Office
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reform's Clock Spirit/Dragon
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kerravonsen's Maille-wrapped Cane
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Shirluban's Steampunk Goggles
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CBNathan's Steampunk Dual Counter-Axis Key Fob
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Zeph's Steampunk Cuff
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Mellsy11's Queen's Reign Necklace
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Levi's Steampunk Microscope
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ClymAngus' Chainmaille Sash
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madd_vyking's Steampunk Night Vision Goggles
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Total Votes : 33

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***Vote for the winner of Theme Contest 29 - Steampunk***
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Posted on Sat Oct 17, 2015 3:00 am || Last edited by lorraine on Sat Oct 24, 2015 3:30 am; edited 1 time in total
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It's time to pick your favorite entry for Theme Contest 29 - Steampunk. Everyone has one vote. Voting will be open until the end of the day on Friday October 23, 2015. Here are the entries, in the order they were submitted. There is a link under each one so that you can see additional pictures and read the details of each one. PLEASE make sure you click on the link under each picture for more pictures and descriptions! SRSLY! CLICKY CLICKY!
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Contest Rules
1. Entries must be previously unsubmitted work. Entries must be at least 2/3 maille woven within the time frame of the contest. The remaining 1/3 can be any maille previously woven or any non-maille. Maille consists of any rings, metal or otherwise, or ring substitutes like scales or pop tabs. Non-maille consists of things like beads or wire wraps.

2. You can submit as many entries as you like.

3. Pictures and descriptions of the entry must be submitted to the contest submission thread before the deadline, by hosting the pictures offsite and placing the picture in your post with the Img link. Please don't make us hunt for your entry because it is posted on another site. (In other words, you need to use an image hosting site to place your picture in the entry thread. They are free to use, you just have to register with them to create an account. Some examples of image hosting sites are TinyPic, Photobucket, Flickr, and ImageShack.) Pictures must be a MAXIMUM of 100KB and a MAXIMUM of 800px per side.

4. The submission period for entries generally lasts 12 weeks. After the deadline for contest entries, the contest organizer will create a voting thread with all the entries, to be voted on by the membership. The entire membership may vote, each member having one vote. Polls usually last one week before the winner is declared.

5. The winner of the contest will receive a colored shield by their avatar with a number corresponding to the contest they won. The winner will also be granted automatic inclusion of their suggestion on the list of themes for the next contest.

6. The contest organizer may invalidate any entry. If you have concerns about your or any other entry, please contact the contest organizer with a PM. If the contest organizer deems it necessary, a new thread for public discussion will be opened.

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djgm's 1st Bracelet
http://www.mailleartisans.org/board/viewtopic.php?t=19088&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=15#238162




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djgm's 2nd Bracelet
http://www.mailleartisans.org/board/viewtopic.php?t=19088&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=15#238324





PeteMoT's Pen
http://www.mailleartisans.org/board/viewtopic.php?t=19088&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=15#238364





ClymAngus's Tiffin Masters Tea Dueling Chain of Office
http://www.mailleartisans.org/board/viewtopic.php?t=19088&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=30#238511





reform's Clock Spirit/Dragon
http://www.mailleartisans.org/board/viewtopic.php?t=19088&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=30#238515





kerravonsen's Maille-wrapped Cane
http://www.mailleartisans.org/board/viewtopic.php?t=19088&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=45#238571





Shirluban's Steampunk Goggles
http://www.mailleartisans.org/board/viewtopic.php?t=19088&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=45#238576





CBNathan's Steampunk Dual Counter-Axis Key Fob
http://www.mailleartisans.org/board/viewtopic.php?t=19088&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=45#238579





Zeph's Steampunk Cuff
http://www.mailleartisans.org/board/viewtopic.php?t=19088&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=45#238584





Mellsy11's Queen's Reign Necklace
http://www.mailleartisans.org/board/viewtopic.php?t=19088&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=45#238609





Levi's Steampunk Microscope
http://www.mailleartisans.org/board/viewtopic.php?t=19088&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=60#238614
http://www.mailleartisans.org/board/viewtopic.php?t=19088&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=60#238619





ClymAngus' Chainmaille Sash
http://www.mailleartisans.org/board/viewtopic.php?t=19088&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=60#238618




madd_vyking's Steampunk Night Vision Goggles
http://www.mailleartisans.org/board/viewtopic.php?p=238622#238622

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Posted on Sat Oct 17, 2015 5:29 pm
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Wow! some very nice entries here gonna make voting most difficult.

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Posted on Sat Oct 17, 2015 6:30 pm
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While I disagree.

Only 1, the goggles are enough maille and steanpunk for My taste.

Two runner-ups, Clockspirit, cuffs were nice.

The rest is nice maille, but the SP-theme made it hard to make 2/3. Wink


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Posted on Sat Oct 17, 2015 8:05 pm
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While there are plenty of gorgeous pieces, quite few really match the steampunk AND maille theme.

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Posted on Sun Oct 18, 2015 12:13 am
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Shirluban wrote:
While there are plenty of gorgeous pieces, quite few really match the steampunk AND maille theme.


Politely disagree... ALL would look at home as part of a steampunk outfit or scene...


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Posted on Sun Oct 18, 2015 12:55 am
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I consider all the entries valid and quite frankly, very original and interesting! All contests have rules. As I said, don't overthink it and pick your favorite. This is supposed to be FUN! Very Happy


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Posted on Sun Oct 18, 2015 2:51 am
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Shirluban wrote:
While there are plenty of gorgeous pieces, quite few really match the steampunk AND maille theme.

(nods) Certainly, for some, it seems as if the more explicitly Steampunky they are, the less maille they have in them. And for others (with some notable exceptions) the more maille they have in them, the less Steampunky they look. Not that they would look out of place in a Steampunk context, but they would fit in other contexts just as well.

All that being said, I have to say there is so much fabulous stuff here, wow.


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Posted on Mon Oct 19, 2015 5:27 pm
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I'm blown away by the Night Vision Goggles. The use of the scales is genius.

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Posted on Tue Oct 20, 2015 1:21 am
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Nice entries here by all, there's a lot of creativity in the house! I hope everybody had as much fun with their entries as I did with mine.

Chainpunk: I took inspiration for the right eye from some other very talented maillers/members, Jen & Stan, aka steampunkgarage, and their Scalemail turbine ( http://mailleartisans.org/gallery/gallerydisplay.php?key=8636 )

"The right eye is an adaptation of Stan & Jen's (of Steampunk Garage) turbine pendant idea, this is made on a 10swg 1 1/2" steel ring, cut down and reshaped to ~1 1/4" ID. I used 18swg 3/16", 9/32", and 5/16" stainless steel rings to connect the small brass and bronze finish aluminum scales to create the "aperture". I made the entire aperture contraption a little too large for the housing, forcing it to open a bit more than intended -- if I were to do it all again I'd have made it maybe just a 1/8" or so smaller..." (from notes included about the piece in the submission thread.)

The intention was actually to try to get something that looked a bit more like a camera eye, or even like a steampunk version of a Terminator type eye, but it fell a bit short.



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Posted on Tue Oct 20, 2015 1:45 am
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Well done folks!
These entries are Awesome!


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Posted on Thu Oct 22, 2015 11:49 am
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madd_vyking wrote:

The intention was actually to try to get something that looked a bit more like a camera eye, or even like a steampunk version of a Terminator type eye, but it fell a bit short.


I remember seeing some templates for that.......

http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-12-leaves-Mechanical-Irirs/

http://brassgoggles.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,15364.0.html

There you go!

What no votes? None? I have but one thing to say about that...... Ha ha ha ha ha! Yay! If you can't be famous, might as well be infamous! Be the best or the worst there is no try! Very Happy

Seriously though. Soon as I saw the microscope and the goggles I knew the jig was up! Fantastic work all round ladies and gentlemen. I find it heartening that the responses within are predominantly positive although if the voices of critics wish to be heard.......

Then they would be taken much more seriously if they had thrown their hat into the ring in the first place...... Very Happy

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Oh and by the way....... I'm sending EVERYBODY here. Because this work is cool.

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Posted on Thu Oct 22, 2015 7:40 pm
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Most excellent!

A thousand thanks for the "links"! Wink The Steampunk Forum at Brass Goggles could all too easily be another rabbit hole down which I might fall. Must tread warily... Wink

I must say, I am quite fond of your sash creation. Both your entries are very well done, misunderstand me not, however the sash stands out, to me, as a work most ingenious. (Seriously! Has no one noticed the way the links overlap?) You mention "garden chain" -- I am unfamiliar with the term -- can you elaborate? Are the links themselves of your own making or something you've re-purposed to your own ends? Overall, the piece evinces for me very much a Klingon / steampunk crossover sort of feel. I can see, absolutely, a Victorian Lieutenant Commander Worf using this as his baldric.


My observation: It seems odd to me, at least, that in contests such as these, and with a membership as enormous as this site has... that so few votes overall are cast. 'Tis worse than the turn out in our American general elections... Wink



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Posted on Thu Oct 22, 2015 8:20 pm
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Your works are worthy of the forum. You would be a most celebrated member sir. Also if you can stomach making a few sets of them, you could sell those goggles for a mint!

Garden chain: as in the chain sold in garden centers to "block off" areas decoratively. I had some links here if you want to experiment.....

Erm. Oh U.S. that might be a bit more tricky to source.... Erm give me a day I'll see what I can find.

Ok internet wise decorative chain or chandelier chain appear to be the best ones. I will find you a source. It's just taking a bit of digging. Smile

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Posted on Fri Oct 23, 2015 12:09 am
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Ahhhhh....

That did it! I had googled "garden chain" earlier, and received nothing for recognizable results, but went back to try "chandelier chain", just now ...and under the images for "antique chandelier chain", I found all sorts of interesting things. Images only, mind you--no sources or purveyors of such fine stuff, but that should be lead enough for me to follow.

And, of course, those images lead to yet more ideas and inspiration for things to make. I had never seen chain of such sort that would inspire me to use it as the links themselves. I'm still reeling...

Thank you, both for the inspiration, and the time taken to lead me towards yet another diversion. ha! Very Happy



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Posted on Fri Oct 23, 2015 6:52 am
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ClymAngus wrote:
What no votes? None? I have but one thing to say about that...... Ha ha ha ha ha! Yay! If you can't be famous, might as well be infamous! Be the best or the worst there is no try! Very Happy

You ain't the only one -- you have to share the infamy amongst N people, where N is a number I ain't allowed to say, because that would be discussing the results, wouldn't it?

I think the challenge this time around was very challenging, because "what to make" was not at all obvious once you tried to avoid "stick some gears on it and call it Steampunk" - and I think people were trying to avoid it; there were, what, only three entries with gears on the outside, hmmm?


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