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« on: February 07, 2012 04:10:26 PM »

Hello everybody. I have recently become really interested in steam punk, and I have been looking at a lot of it online, and even bought some gears, but I feel so completely overwhelmed. I want to do something cool, but I really don't know of a good resource to even learn about it. Can anybody please tell me where they learned how to make steampunk jewelry, or perhaps direct me toward some good books or websites? Thank you so much!
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« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2012 04:15:47 PM »

Are you looking for general steampunk projects or jewelry specifically? We could try moving this thread to the jewelry board if that's what you're looking for.

You can also try the 'view topics with tags' buttons on the right hand nav and select 'steampunk'. I'm sure you'd find tons of inspiring projects here!
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« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2012 04:53:44 PM »

I see awesome, elaborate steampunk projects on line all the time, that I could never do in a million years! It can be overwhelming, can't it? But they are good for inspiration. I know there's a few craft books and a few jewelry books out there about steampunk crafting-no titles come to mind right off hand, but next time you're at the bookstore or library, browse the shelves. Steampunk is different things to different people. Some love elaborate Victorian fashions, some love nitty gritty grimy airship mechanics stuff. It can be elegance and gleaming brass and polished wood-or rusty metal and grunge.
There are tons of things all over the craftster boards, so that's one resource. I suggest taking whatever craft you enjoy doing, whatever it is, and start by adding a steampunk touch.
I have a hard time finding gears myself, doesn't help that I'm broke! But watches and clocks can be found cheaply at thrift stores, and if you go to the hardware store, ask for lock washers. They look just like gears!
Good luck and have fun!
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« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2012 06:08:23 PM »

Thanks guys! You're the coolest!!! I am looking to do jewelry and accessories. I think I can figure out how to do the clothing myself, but the accessories I feel like it would look like a child threw some gears and glue onto a pocket watch or something. Thank you for the advice though. I will look into all of it!
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« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2012 04:19:03 PM »

Here are a few books to check out on Steampunk and jewelry:

Steampunk style jewelry

http://www.amazon.com/Steampunk-Style-Jewelry-Victorian-Mechanical/dp/1589234758/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1329610430&sr=1-1

Steampunk Emporium

http://www.amazon.com/Steampunk-Emporium-Creating-Fantastical-Oddments/dp/1440308381/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1329610430&sr=1-2

1000 Steampunk Creations

http://www.amazon.com/000-Steampunk-Creations-Neo-Victorian-Fashion/dp/1592536913/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1329610430&sr=1-3

Metalwork Jewelry inspired by steampunk

http://www.amazon.com/Metalwork-Jewelry-Step---Step-Steampunk/dp/B006Z2YLXY/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1329610430&sr=1-4

Steampunk polymer clay projects

http://www.amazon.com/Steampunkery-Polymer-Mixed-Media-Projects/dp/0980231469/ref=sr_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1329610430&sr=1-5

Steampunk is fun and addictive. Enjoy!

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« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2012 07:28:36 PM »

just curious where you got your gears from? I;ve been looking because i also like steam punk but cant seem to find them.
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« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2012 07:19:59 PM »

Most gears I end up using for anything I'm working on come out of transmissions. You can pick em up cheap from some junkyards and there are oh so many bits and pieces in there you can use in those.

If you decide you do want to do so, expect to get very greasy.
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« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2012 02:45:49 PM »

I envy anyone with sewing skills. It'd be cool if you could just buy stuff like that off the rack - but then again, that would mean more people would have it, so it would just be the norm and thus not cool. Wink Though I'd love to be able to dress up in costumes like that all the time and not get weird looks.
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« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2012 07:42:04 PM »

It really helps to get an idea of what kind of steampunk person you are, are you a mechanic, an adventurer, a librarian, or an aristocrat maybe? If you don't have an idea of this in your head your whole outfit can turn out really strange. A lace collar is a nice Victorian touch for a proper lady. You could embellish it with a cameo for a high end look, or for something more fun add gears or an airship! If you're more of a mechanic or ruffian type a leather necklace or cuff would look good, glue buckles and nail heads to make it look cooler. You could even have a go at making your own leather belt with pockets and straps to attach gadgets. For a lady I would suggest making a corset style waist cincher. If you don't feel like making one that complicated make it shorter, and add trimming for the look of the boning without the hassle of actually having to make it. I strongly suggest you add some good pockets in. Your standard zippered vinyl handbag isn't exactly Victorian era.
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