Sue Beatrice, a Sea Cliff, New York based designer behind All Natural Arts has been a professional artist for other 30 years. Her freelance commercial sculpting career has netted her several high profile clients including Disney, Hasbro Toys, Dreamworks, Warner Brothers and Crayola. But it is her non-commercial work creating steampunk pocket watch jewelry and sculptures which truly captivates.
She said, "All Natural Arts began with sculptures that included natural objects such as insect wings, snake skins, feathers and other delicate items. Since sculptures made from these needed to be protected, I put them inside antique pocket watch cases. Often when I collected the cases I would also receive parts and noticed that they were quite beautiful. I began incorporating them into my work and soon they became the main material in my designs." She uses non-working watches adding that "I never destroy a watch that works."
The pocket watches also work wonderfully as pendants! All the incredibly detailed original designs shown here are commissioned pieces which will never be repeated. Her portraits are particularly noteworthy.
|Freedom Fairy Pocket Watch Sculpture|
|Edgar Allan Poe Steampunk Pocket Watch Portrait|
|Shakespeare Steampunk Pocket Watch Portrait|
Sue now sells cast (silver or bronze) pendants of a few of her original steampunk designs on her Etsy. Check out what she is up to on her Facebook.
As you can see, Sue's studio is exactly what you expect a steampunk sculpture artist's studio would look like!
Watch this video for more of Sue's steampunk art jewelry :
Hat tip to Aims for this find.
Before You Go:
- How to Make Steampunk Jewelry Tutorials
- Catherinette Rings - Steampunk Mastery
- How to Make a Steampunk Ring
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