Going Steampunk (you could say, “under construction”)

When asked, “Are you going Steampunk?” this globe says it all.

Going Steampunk custom snow globe by Camryn Forrest DesignsInside the miniature world of a swirling, glittering snow globe, tiny workmen on ladders remodel a plain fairy cottage into a steampunk dwelling, adding watch gears, an elaborate rooftop and riveted metal embellishments. Shake the globe and watch the world shimmer with gold microdust, settling slowly as the craftsmen get back to work.

Details: Four-inch glass globe encasing a one of a kind mixed media sculpture of clay, wood, leather, vintage jewelry and metal findings. The interior sculpture is just over two inches tall; it appears slightly larger due to magnification of liquid and glass. The round wood base is wrapped in a indented and pressed clay band with added gears and hardware on the touchable exterior. Engraved metal plate states “Going Steampunk” — this snow globe will be auctioned to support arts education programs by the Cherry Creek Arts Festival.

Explorer – Steampunk Airship globe

A ship in a bottle?

An airship in a snow globe. With glittery, star-sparkled dust carrying it on an adventure, Starship Explorer rides the airwaves.

Explorer Airship snow globe, Camryn Forrest Designs 2014

Explorer Airship snow globe, Camryn Forrest Designs 2014

Five inch glass globe containing a tiny steampunk zeppelin and sailing ship below, when shaken, the liquid-filled globe shimmers with gold and iridescent microdust. Custom copper plates riveted into four angled sides of base.
Images and designs Copyright (c) 2014, Camryn Forrest Designs, Denver, Colorado

Can She Bake a Cherry Pie?

Sorry, but the refrain of that happy little ditty is stuck in my brain-chimes at the moment, darling Billy.

We are happy to be invited to the Cherry Creek Arts Festival, Denver, Colorado July 4-5-6.

The studio is calliPretty Please with Cherries, Camryn Forrest Designsng!
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All designs and photographs copyright (c) 2013 and 2014, Camryn Forrest Designs, Denver, Colorado

Steampunk My Ride

Take one BIG-wheeled vintage bicycle and add a rider, gears, chains and mysterious mechanical modifications and you have a unique means of transportation, or as we like to call it: “Steampunk My Ride.”

Obviously, if BIG is good, then BIGGER is BETTER, so this Penny Farthing bike just kept getting modified until the rider seems nearly an afterthought. (This seems a bit like modern technology, where the Internet seems to think it can function without any human interference sometimes, we’re SUCH a bother to higher intelligence.)

One of a kind (ooak) water globe (or snow globe) featuring a modified “penny farthing” or old-fashioned big wheeled bicycle and tiny rider. When shaken, the interior sculpture shimmers with copper and metallic-colored micro-dust, which sparkles and slowly settles on the scene. The base is finished with a wrapped leather-look strip embellished with a swirl of brass rivets, mimicking the movement of the wheels and gears on the bike.

All designs and images are copyright (c) 2013 Camryn Forrest Designs, Denver, Colorado.

Steampunk Flying Saucer Snow Globe

I don’t think the question is “DO you believe in flying saucers?”

The question should be “Do you WANT to believe in flying saucers?”

flying saucer snow globe sculpture, Camryn Forrest Designs 2013It occurred to me that our little green men and women, or whatever gender they may be — these aliens we haven’t yet met — are not all stuck in the same design theme of simple little gray and silver disk. It’s entirely possible, that upon studying our worldly culture, maybe they’ve thought over their options and

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… gone steampunk.

Two and 1/2 inch sculpture inside a four-inch glass globe, filled with water and shakeable metallic dust.

Celebrating Snow Globes – on Display

It’s a big honor to have our snow globes displayed in a museum!

Five unique snow globes created by Camryn Forrest Designs are on display for the rest of November and all of December as part of the “Celebrating Snow Globes” exhibit at the Sandwich Glass Museum in Sandwich, Mass. This is about an hour’s drive from Boston, or an hour’s drive from Providence. If you go there, you’ll see an entire collection of snow globes, both antique and modern.

Here’s what is on display from Camryn Forrest Designs:

Airship Voyager, Uncharted Skies, Sacramento Steampunk Society snow globe (courtesy Collection of Doug Hack), Ray Gun One, and Circular Logic snow globes.

And bonus: the Airship Voyager snow globe is theĀ  featured globe on the front of the Sandwich Glass Museum December brochure. So cool!