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« 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!


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« 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.

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