SteamSmithWorks

steampunk metal jewelry & sculpture - handmade

Vermont, United States · 164 Sales

SteamSmithWorks

steampunk metal jewelry & sculpture - handmade

Vermont, United States 164 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(67)

Announcement   Quality is the hallmark of the jewelry & sculpture on this site. These pieces were made by my hands - not assembled from things made by other people (or - ugh - things made by machines). These pieces are not made from found objects. These pieces are crafted from raw metal stock by my hands. Raw metal stock includes metal sheet, rod, tubing and the like. I use traditional jewelry making techniques like sawing, filing, turning (as with a lathe, but I use a hand held machine), chasing & repousse, soldering, welding and more. Often I will hand craft a component and ask someone else to reproduce my component for me - then I add more hand crafted parts to that component. And, how about those moving parts - ALL PROPELLERS SPIN !

Unlike others who claim to make high quality steampunk jewelry, I ACTUALLY made jewelry for Cartier (as a production jeweler in my fathers workshop) AND served as a consultant for Tiffany & Co (setting up a silver jewelry manufacturing operation at a factory that Tiffany & Co had just purchased in Massachusetts). I also made many sculptings of Star Wars and Star Trek space craft licensed by Lucas Film and by Paramount Pictures.

I love making SteamPunk jewelry. SteamPunk, it is not only a business, it is a calling!

To see pictures and notes describing how some of my most important pieces were made AND TO read about the history of the SteamSmiths’ world - including narratives about pieces that have been sold - visit http://SteamSmithWorks.blogspot.com

I am an “exhibit” in The Steampunk Museum, “Exhibiting the inspirational people, events & artifacts of the steampunk community.” Go to: TheSteampunkMuseum.com - then go to community to find my name/link to my “exhibit”, also go to Art&Design and click on “sculpture” to see my work.

I have three additional Etsy shops; please visit:

I have an Etsy store that is all higher end, all of the pieces on this site are made of precious metals (catchy name too!): www.etsy.com/shop/secondapocalypse

My Dragon jewelry: www.etsy.com/your/shops/Dragonsmith

My "fun & fancy" (and inexpensive) lottery ticket scratchers, moose & bear tac pins etc are at: www.etsy.com/shop/MarkieMoose

- Mark Eliot Schwabe, SteamSmith

THE STEAMSMITH LIVES and works in a world that challenges description and defies understanding by peoples of the 21st century Earth. It is a world in which creative people ....
(visit my Profile for more)

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Last updated on May 30, 2016

Quality is the hallmark of the jewelry & sculpture on this site. These pieces were made by my hands - not assembled from things made by other people (or - ugh - things made by machines). These pieces are not made from found objects. These pieces are crafted from raw metal stock by my hands. Raw metal stock includes metal sheet, rod, tubing and the like. I use traditional jewelry making techniques like sawing, filing, turning (as with a lathe, but I use a hand held machine), chasing & repousse, soldering, welding and more. Often I will hand craft a component and ask someone else to reproduce my component for me - then I add more hand crafted parts to that component. And, how about those moving parts - ALL PROPELLERS SPIN !

Unlike others who claim to make high quality steampunk jewelry, I ACTUALLY made jewelry for Cartier (as a production jeweler in my fathers workshop) AND served as a consultant for Tiffany & Co (setting up a silver jewelry manufacturing operation at a factory that Tiffany & Co had just purchased in Massachusetts). I also made many sculptings of Star Wars and Star Trek space craft licensed by Lucas Film and by Paramount Pictures.

I love making SteamPunk jewelry. SteamPunk, it is not only a business, it is a calling!

To see pictures and notes describing how some of my most important pieces were made AND TO read about the history of the SteamSmiths’ world - including narratives about pieces that have been sold - visit http://SteamSmithWorks.blogspot.com

I am an “exhibit” in The Steampunk Museum, “Exhibiting the inspirational people, events & artifacts of the steampunk community.” Go to: TheSteampunkMuseum.com - then go to community to find my name/link to my “exhibit”, also go to Art&Design and click on “sculpture” to see my work.

I have three additional Etsy shops; please visit:

I have an Etsy store that is all higher end, all of the pieces on this site are made of precious metals (catchy name too!): www.etsy.com/shop/secondapocalypse

My Dragon jewelry: www.etsy.com/your/shops/Dragonsmith

My "fun & fancy" (and inexpensive) lottery ticket scratchers, moose & bear tac pins etc are at: www.etsy.com/shop/MarkieMoose

- Mark Eliot Schwabe, SteamSmith

THE STEAMSMITH LIVES and works in a world that challenges description and defies understanding by peoples of the 21st century Earth. It is a world in which creative people ....
(visit my Profile for more)

Mark Eliot Schwabe

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Mark Eliot Schwabe

Hemisphere Steampunk TIE tac, tac PIN
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Ray Gun sci fi steampunk brass cuff links
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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(67)
aetherealin

aetherealin on May 7, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I bought one of these pins a few years back at a steampunk convention and ended up giving it to a friend as a moving away gift. Felt really lucky to run across it again on Etsy. A stylish but simple adornment for almost any attire.

Dana

Dana on May 3, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

She said YES! Thank you for working so closely with me to ensure that my future wife received the ring of her dreams. Awesome communication, fast shipping, and beautiful artistry that will represent the deepest love.

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I love old science fiction. This little rocket pin is a salute to all the great old sci fi, and it has lots of steampunk detailing! It is a sterling silver tac pin and comes in a gift box.
For everybody who flys (or would like to). A double tac pin - brass - with black onyx. Signed by the artist.

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About

Mark Eliot Schwabe, SteamSmith

I love making things ... especially things out of metal ... most especially SteamPunk things out of metal.

As a young man I had the good fortune to study under Richard Stankiewicz - one of Americas’ leading sculptors and one of the inventors of steel assembly sculpture. From him I learned the value of composition and techniques for achieving quality composition in three dimensional art; also, the importance of getting-it-RIGHT. Under his guidance I earned a MA from the State U of NY at Albany. Later I earned a MFA from the State U of NY at New Paltz.

The other great influence on my work was my father, James Author Schwabe. As a boy I learned both traditional jewelry making techniques and special techniques that he invented for working in pewter. Many of the production pieces that I worked on in my fathers shop became Cartier, NY product (among other high end jewelry & department stores). Again, quality was the hallmark of the work environment.

To this, add deep Sci Fi roots; especially Star Wars and Star Trek. In the 1990’s I was asked to sculpt miniature versions of many Star Wars “vehicles”. Works included the Millennium Falcon, the X Wing fighter, the Death Star and many more. These sculptures were used as “masters” for the production of pewter miniatures manufactured by Rawcliffe Pewter under license from Lucas Film. I was twice invited to Skywalker Ranch to meet with Lucas Film staff to discuss his work. I also sculpted many Star Trek pieces for Rawcliffe. As part of making Star Wars & Star Trek product, I made my own tools - special tools that would allow me to do the highly detailed work required by the producers of Star Wars & Star Trek. Today, I use these same tools to when I make my SteamPunk designs.

I discovered SteamPunk in 2008. Credit “Winona Cookie” ... it was seeing her detailed shadow box constructions and reading the wonderful stories that accompanied them that got me hooked on the genre.

In the few years since I first discovered SteamPunk I have created many memorable pieces and achieved significant recognition. I was part of the groundbreaking “Steampunkinneticks” exhibit at the AFA Gallery in NYC, also part of the major SteamPunk exhibit at The Shelburne Museum in VT. I have participated in 6 SteamPunk Worlds Fairs (NJ), 4 of the incarnations of the “Watch City Steampunk Festival” (near Boston), 4 Steamcons (Seattle) and once at Teslacon (Madison WI); as well as a number of smaller SteamPunk Exhibitions and Conventions.

I AM an exhibit in The Steampunk Museum, an online museum “Exhibiting the inspirational people, events & Artifacts of the Steampunk community” (click on the "shop blog" link to visit the museum).

I look forward to continuing to make the highest quality SteamPunk jewelry & sculpture. Please consider making a purchase - providing you with a SteamPunk piece of the highest quality, AND helping me continue with this most noble endeavor.

Disclosure - I often ask someone else to make multiple castings of a component that I have hand crafted. I then add more hand crafted parts to those components to create completed pieces. All pieces in this shop bear my signature and ©.

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  • casting services by Schaler Co.

    Warwick, RI, United States

    A leading casting house in RI skilled in both lost wax casting and pewter casting.

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