Dear Makers out there
Here is the proof, that Steampunkers are not only happy with copper and brass! We have a "Green Thumb" too - but some brass, glass, wood and steel has to be in for sure!
The "Biosphere Model 1876" is a unique wonder of nature and hosts a living small beech tree. This small oeko system needs 10ml of water per month and is a real eyecatcher in the living room.
By chance I found on a flea market a realy giant light bulb. It was broken, but the size was breath taking and I had to get it for a few bucks.
At home I cutted the metal socket carefully with a metal saw. Then I packed the glass bulb into a towel and carefully broke out the filament and took it out of the bulb from below. Work carefully and slow, it would be sad to brake the bulb. Wear gloves to protect your fingers from the glass!!
As a base I used a black steel ring and an old gear from the yunk yard. The hole in the gear fitted by chance exactly to the socket of the cutted light bulb.