(Air) Ship Happens

We’ve been making steampunk airships incased in snow sparkle globes for quite a few years, and like to think we’ve gotten better over time. Experience is an excellent teacher, although the tuition can be high.

Early airships …

More recent airships …

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One question we get asked at shows is: can you make a smaller blimp? The large airships are usually in a glass globe with a diameter of about five inches. But we also have our tiny globes that measure just over two inches across. There was NO way to get an airship into a globe with an opening that small.

Until we happened upon a vintage necklace at a thrift shop and thought: those beads sure look like a zeppelin.  Did it take way too long to make this tiny ship with its tiny rigging of single golden threads? Of course it does, but you know, ship happens.

And we think it’s just as cute as its big sister ships.

tiny airship

All photos and designs are copyright (c) 2017 Camryn Forrest Designs, Denver, Colorado USA.

An Airship in a Snow Globe …

Who was it who said with such certainty  “steampunk and snow globes do not go together?”

Well, I beg to differ.

Westword photo Steampunk at the Station 2017

To see the rest of the excellent photo essay by of Westword newspaper, click this link  to see more wonderful Steampunk attire.

Here’s a close up of the globe.

Journey to the Stars snow globe Camryn Forrest Designs Denver Colorado

Westword photo is copyright (c) 2017 Danielle Lirette/Westword newspaper; snow globe design and photo copyright (c) 2017 Camryn Forrest Designs, Denver, Colorado USA.