Industrial Assemblage For Your Tabletop or Bookshelf

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Metal Art With Textured Finish

I just completed this tabletop sculpture from miscellaneous scraps of steel I had lying around.  This is an industrial steampunk  sculpture made from a plate from a discarded garage door opener, a piece of square tubing,  hexagonal rod, and a remnant piece of channel from another project.  This was all arc welded together to form a handsome and bold sculpture.

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Arc Welded Industrial Assemblag

This first photo on the left is a closeup of the body of the sculpture.  The square tube is offset to the left to alloy the circular hole to be viewed unabstructed.  A hex bar scrap that was bent was added as an angular accent to bring balance to the composition.  On the right photo you can see the hex bar staff extending several inches above the plate.  This brings the total work to a height of 19 inches.  The sculpture is 6 inches wide at the widest point.  The piece of channel that is the base is approximately 3 inches by 4 inches.  For this sculpture and more, be sure to check out my Etsy shop!

Scrap Metal Jewelry Tree

Scrap Metal Jewelry Tree

Jewelry Tree

Today I wish to introduce a jewelry tree I made from screw, bolts, a nail and some bent 1/4 inch rod from a torn up box spring .  This is a perfect example of making something practical from junk.  The three branches are actually corners from the box spring steel frame
As seen from the photos above, I used an assortment of screws, bolts, and nails as “foliage” to add interest to the work.  Lastly, the base is a square piece of steel and I attached the tree with welds to create the illusion of roots.
The last picture shows the jewelry tree with jewelry hanging from it.  It would look good on any dressor and make a great gift.

Upcycled Metal Art

Upcycled Metal Art

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This lens will be concerned with upcycled metal art that can be purchased for your home, office, or garden. The main appeal, aside from buying something great handmade, is that you are actively participating in a method of using otherwise discarded metal scraps. These unique pieces bring a new life into the unwanted materials.

Upcycled metal art can be made from all sorts of materials. Many are made from nuts and bolts and other fasteners, scrap metal and sometimes a mass produced imported metal decor can be modified to produce a truly unique work of art.


Art Nouveau Scroll Wall Panel


Art Nouveau Upcycled artThis is art I created from a rather indescript scroll panel I found in the dumpster. After I welded on some embellishments, I put some unique iridescent paints I mixed myself to give this piece its special shine. Please click here to follow the link to this item in my Etsy shop.


Upcycled bolt robot candle holder


Second BoltbotThis is my second bolt bot. He is new and improved and now pearl lime green. You can see the Etsy listing for the
lime green bolt man candle holder here.
Scrap bolts, nuts and washers are welded together in a human shaped robot form. Then it is welded to a 4 inch square steel plate base and given two small bobeches for holding tea light candles.


Industrial Chic assemblage


Industrial Chic AssemblageThis is an assemblage of scrap bits of steel I have collected over recent months. They are laid out in a presentable form and welded to together. The art piece was pickled in acid to remove oxidation and wire brushed to a subtle luster. Then different hues of copper and bronze paints where applied to give a shimmer. A gloss clear lacquer was applied to protect the finish and add depth to the metallic finish.


Found object retro metal art


type=textThis is an upcycled art work for you garden as well as your office. I featured it also in my main metal art lens and here because it contains no new metal. Everything in this piece is repurposed. You follow this link to Etsy where this item is listed to purchase.


Welded Dog


Welded DogThis is a wonderfull way to use up scrap metal to create something more personable than an abstract piece. This art would make a great addition to your garden and it will never need feeding!! Be sure to click on the picture to go to this dogs page!


Unique way to reuse flatware


Flatware dragonflyWould you like to see bland flatware reused and upcycled to something totally unique? Ho about a dragonfly made from stainless steel flatware.
Then click on the flatware dragonfly for more information!