A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Monday, May 23 News:  It's time to vote!  Which Craftster member rocked dollar store crafting?  Cast your vote here!
Total Members: 305,653
Currently Running With Scissors:
534 Guests and 15 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Ideas for making a steampunk purse?  (Read 496 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
Padester
« on: December 28, 2015 06:11:19 AM »

Hi all!

My niece has asked for a steampunk-style purse for her birthday in January. I have some ideas on how to go about it, but if anyone can point me in a specific direction, that would be great!

Thanks!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Onyxnox
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Crafting keeps the madness at bay. Or is it the cause?
Offline Offline

Posts: 8016
Joined: 22-Jul-2006

Willing to personal swap for art of my doggies!


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2016 04:54:23 AM »

Sorry this is so late.  Wonder if you could find a hardcover copy of something by Jules Verne and convert that to purse, or make it up from an old, and distress it for that aged/vintage look.  Then add some hardware details like lacy scrolled corner pieces, a vintage clasp, rivets, and some gear details.

Or does she want something more functional - then maybe messenger bag style leather, with aged metal clasps.  If you can, add a bit of aged distressed metal look with some metallic acrylics, and seal it, and some metal details in a vintage looking clasp, leather straps, rivets.

If you can make it from scratch, you can cut some leather details out in gear shapes - like the flap, or some decorative pieces and rivet those on, or add decorative rivets to them.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



How-To Videos
How to Make Sassy Tailgate Sandwiches
Brown Butter Buttermilk Pancakes Recipe
Easy Homemade Chicken, Sausage and Seafood Gumbo
The Ultimate Muffaletta MANwich
Bacon Brown Sugar Buttermilk Waffles
Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Reusable Dryer Sheets
Tute Tuesday: Painted Background
Easy Summer Salads

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2016, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.