Creating Fantastical Jewelry, Devices and Oddments from Assorted Cogs, Gears and Curios
The steampunk genre takes Victorian charm and steam-powered machinery parts and combines that with modern day elements and technology. In Steampunk Emporium, the reader is introduced to the rich charm and harrowing adventures of the steampunk world. Jema "Emilly Ladybird" Hewitt guides readers through several beginning-level jewelry techniques (basic wire wraps, using basic findings and so on) as well as some basic work with polymer clay, resin, shrink plastic and other mixed-media techniques. She then takes the reader on a jaunt through 20 projects divided between five themed chapters, each its own fantastical story. Projects range from decadent jewelry, medals of great distinction, wine charms for imbibers, and many devices of note, all featuring authentic steampunk style and whimsy.