Altered Light Bulb – Steampunked


Hi all, I want to share with you today and altered light bulb creation.  I was at an auction and found these electrical insulators  that are found on the electrical poles. They were such a bargain I bought 9. Various colours and shapes. I decided to altered this one a bit steampunk.


I started with the Celtic Boarder and just went around the insulator. And then I started to build it up with the various sizes of the Gears. Cutting and layering them. I felt the base of the ceramic piece was lacking and why not add some there. too.

Here is some pics of the creative process.





So on to more closeups and creative process.


I Wanted to add something to both sides of the bulbs, so I used the layered wings and added some gears to them to punk them up some. Not too much to take aways from the light bulb itself.


Because the back of the layered wings were flat and its a three dimensional piece I added some hot glue to give them more texture.


After adding various small metal pieces for more details, I layered the whole piece with rust and patina pastes to finish off the industrial steampunk effect.



So I hope you enjoy this project. Thank you for stopping buy today!


Entered In:

Mixed Media & Art

Thematic challenge for August

Rustic Wedding (7)

SanDee & Amelia’s Steampunk Challenges





Creative Embellishments : 1 1/2″ Gears, 1″ Gears, Layered Wings, Gear Cluster Set 2, Celtic Boarder 2.

Finnabair:  Patina Pastes, Rust Pastes, Various Metal Embellishments.


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12 Responses to Altered Light Bulb – Steampunked

  1. Deri Crafts says:

    This is a fantastic project!

  2. papertwists says:

    Love it! 🙂

  3. Tracy Welham says:

    Wow, what an awesome project. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

  4. Susan Janicula says:

    Really good steampunk project, and it’s a nice structure you’ve got. Thank you for showing it to us on SanDee&amelie’s Steampunk Challenges. Hugs, Susan

  5. Cindy Brown says:

    Stunning creation thanks for playing with MMA I love this.

  6. Nate says:

    superbe piece hors du temps marqué par la rouille ,merci de jouer pour notre défi Sandee & Amelie’s
    à bientôt Nate

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