Steampunk Style Jewelry: Victorian, Fantasy, and Mechanical Necklaces, Bracelets, and Earrings

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Creative Publishing International, Jan 4, 2011 - 144 pages
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This how-to jewelry-making book features the work of an array of invited jewelry designers influenced by the growing Steampunk trend. In Steampunk circles, jewelry-makers are often master metalsmiths who combine found objects with fine metals to create elaborate pieces. In Steampunk-Style Jewelry, the projects focus on "no fire" techniques—like simple stringing, wirework, hammering, stamping, gluing, stitching, and off-loom beadwork—so that even a beginner can create pieces in the style. Each project provides a complete materials andtools list, step-by-step instructions, and clear illustrations. This book offers a broad overview of a growing design trend that is part of the literary, industrial design, fashion, and popular culture scene. Readers will learn about the art movement through the many photographic sidebars that explore the many aspects of the trend.

 

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User Review  - lokidragon - LibraryThing

For creative purposes it is a nice book to look through to get ideas about this particular style. Other than the aesthetic value of this book I would advise to browse through it at a bookstore or craft store and save your money for supplies or a more technical jewelry-crafting book. Read full review

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User Review  - cw9nine - Overstock.com

book is ok gives information on making pieces wish it was in more detail but like the pieces and got some great ideas Read full review

Contents

Foreword
6
Introduction
9
Makers Workshop
10
Basic JewelryMaking Techniques
18
PROJECTS AND SIDES
23
GALLERY OF STEAMPUNK DESIGNS
134
List of Artists
142
Credits
143
Supplies
144
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DIVJean is a freelance craft editor and author. She is the founding editor of Interweave’s Beadwork magazine and has written and edited more than 40 books, most recently including CPi’s Beadwork Inspired by Art: Impressionist Jewelry and Accessories and Beadwork Inspired by Art: Art Nouveau Jewelry and Accessories. Other recent books include The New Beader's Companion, Getting Started Stringing Beads, Beaded Weddings, The Art of Beaded Beads, Beadwork Creates Jewelry, and Beading with Crystals. Jean has a widely followed weekly blog on Interweave’s Beading Daily, and has appeared on the DIY Jewelry Making show, The Shay Pendray Show, and PBS' Beads, Baubles, and Jewels where she gives how-to instructions, provides inspiration, and offers crafting advice./div

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