Bohemian’s at Large: Eli IS Metal.

Literally – He’s a cyborg 😉

 My brother recently contacted me about his Jewelry making venture. He is in the habit of collecting “Meddly bits” (screws, washers, small machine parts, scraps of rusted or twisted metal, he finds lying around on side-walks and in parking lots.)

Rust! It’s a woman’s best friend – apparently.

He assembles these fragments into pendants. Often he is forced to age store-bought parts with corrosive chemicals that come with “rusting kits” but I’m told this is no substitute for the natural patina of found parts, which conspires to make each of his pieces unique.

Left to right; Timekeeper’s Key – Pendulum of Risk – Conflux Cog – Iscariot’s Cog

He started with the metal and plastic string picks guitar player’s often ware around their necks. These picks have become a fad among anyone who loves music, and are more often than not merely decorative. He used these guitar picks as a base plate for his earlier work, things I feel, really define the wearer as a true fan of metal.

A great way to say – “I Don’t really use these to play the guitar but – arn’t they cool!”

Recently he started to make more complex, labor-intensive pieces that have attracted the attention of his friends and co-workers. He has already sold several, and is optimistic about where this can go.

Eastwest! says the Fool’s Compass. I want it but he is keeping it.

A friend of his owns a café with an adjoining gift shop, and has been after him to display his pieces there.

Wyrd Inc.

Recently he has asked me if I would mind writing a steam punk mythology to accompany his pieces. Larger pieces may be given their own unique stories but here is the one that describes every piece –

He hopes to sell them online using Etsy – though Wyrd Works is still in the works. 

 

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21 thoughts on “Bohemian’s at Large: Eli IS Metal.

  1. iamlenise says:

    About two weeks ago, I finally took the time to look-up the definition of steam punk and to glance over the elements within this genre, so I found this post really interesting..Thanks for sharing 🙂

  2. rastelly says:

    There is a band called Abney Park who’se music I
    feel really captures the idea.

    There is also a girl with an unfinnished novel set in a
    steam punk universe – Its about several people who
    are sent to a prison camp for homosexuals – the book
    is great but I really wish she would finnish it. Here’s
    the link . . .

    http://gogglesandlace.wordpress.com/2010/07/27/a-time-for-change/

    I also have my own steam punk novel, about a downed pilot searching for help in an abandoned carnival – someone from her past is following
    her but will not show himself. Click RUST under categories if you’d
    like to take a look. RUST of course, is complete.

    • iamlenise says:

      Okay, thanks..her blog looks like a professional literary mag..wow..I just browsed your story, but will definitely come back to finish..I admit..my attention span is not longer than 10-15 minutes at a time for e-reading..haha 🙂

      • rastelly says:

        I was careful to leave the chapters clearly
        marked. I Know I should have posted them
        separately but wanted to make sure it all
        stayed together. I’ll probably get around
        to illistrating it one of these days. Thanks
        for taking a look. Let me know what you
        think if you decide to read more.

        Note – some Rust related art can be seen
        under the artwork category.

  3. those works are really creative. i believe he will be able to sell them at good price. all the best!

  4. rastelly says:

    Thanks for the vote of confidence. Everone
    around us has been extremely encourageing.
    😀 How about you? Any jobs yet?

  5. andy1076 says:

    Those are really cool 🙂 very creative 🙂

  6. Lovely creative pieces of art which are one offs and original.. I wish your brother well.. And hope they take off BIG time.. And loved your write up for him.. 🙂 Sue

  7. rastelly says:

    Changed your gravatar I see, what happened to the Native American
    woman – or did she just step back a-ways? 🙂

    Nice to see you and thanks for stopping by. Mom found another stray
    and I’ve been having to walk it. She had a dream about a dump site on
    a certin road – she thought it might have something to do with a missing
    girl so she drove out to the place and found this dog . . . We bathed it
    and fed it and now it won’t stop jumping around, I have to tire it out before it will listin to me. So – thats what has me pre-occupied.

    That and writer’s block.

    • So pleased to hear your Mom is following her Dream and intuition,,, Sorry didnt see this comment back until now..
      Yes I changed my profile picture.. I thought it time I changed my Picture as I kind of ‘Came Out’ so to speak… If you read my post ‘Finding MySelf I AM..’ you will see why I chose to add this as my profile.. Wishing you and your new found walking partner Well… 🙂 xxx

  8. jakethrasher says:

    I love these and I really would love to buy one. I have made a steam punk ring an I am currently working on a clock, thermometer, and barometer all in one. Tell him that the insides of old headphones and earbuds have really cool pieces to make steam punk art. I used some to make my ring. 😄

  9. rastelly says:

    Cool, let me know when I can see it.

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