steelhip design

Steampunk art and jewellery creations by Michelle H Murray.

Large Assemblage

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Tritium - Glow

46 images

Steampunk Hearts

188 images


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Welcome to steelhip design

This is the portfolio of my art made from 2010 to 2014. I love working in the steampunk aesethic, an age when beauty, craftsmanship and longevity of an object was more valued than speed, designed obsolescence, cheap materials and the bottom line. My name is Michelle Murray but I'm also known as "steelhips" on various forums and steampunk websites. I'm based in Perth, Western Australia although most of my clients live on the other side of the world in the United States and Europe.

Like many other artisans and jewellers, I was making "steampunk" without knowing there was a name for the style, let alone a thriving community around the world. The steampunk community is very special, not just a fad or fashion. Foremost it welcomes all, with many unique interpretations and a fluid philosophy. It's in that spirit of inclusion, steampunk artists, working in all mediums, are encouraged and supported.

You can contact me here: if you have any questions or suggestions regarding my work. I'm hoping to exhibit in the United States some time in the next 12 months.

If you are interested in buying one of my creations, you are welcome to visit my etsy store steelhip design to see my current designs available for sale.