What is steampunk? Steampunk is a style that can be
characterized as romantic yet edgy; industrial but artistic. Steampunk is the
combination of your favorite science fiction book and your favorite romance
novel with equal parts metal and lace. Steampunk jewelry has captured the
imagination of jewelry makers for the last few years now, and it's not a trend
that we see going away any time soon.
You might feel intimidated at the thought of creating your
own steampunk jewelry, but the style is really very easy to create. Part of the
fun of creating your own steampunk jewelry is finding the supplies - the beads,
buttons, fabrics, and decorative components that go into a steampunk jewelry
project are as close as a trip to your local hardware store and a good dig
through your bead stash.
Still feeling a little overwhelmed by steampunk? Relax! Let
the bead artists here at Beading Daily
take you on a steampunk journey and watch them create four beautiful steampunk
jewelry projects in How to Make Steampunk Jewelry: 4 Free Beading and Jewelry-Making Steampunk Projects.
First, Leslie Rogalski explains exactly what steampunk is
and tells us about its origins in the science fiction world. Next, use your
favorite vintage or funky fabrics to make your own steampunk-style bead
embroidered buttons with Michelle Mach's Bead Embellished Buttons. These bead-embroidered
buttons would make great clasps for a steampunk necklace or bracelet! If you
love using metal clay, Helen Driggs' Multi-Metal and Cold-Connected bracelet
project is a perfect example of the industrial side of steampunk jewelry. For a
fun twist on steampunk jewelry, try Jean Campbell's Sassy Sisters bracelet - it
uses tiny keys, buttons, and charms to create a personal steampunk statement
bracelet. Finally, create a graceful beaded steampunk necklace with Marlene
Blessing's Funky Romance from our very own Best
of Stringing: Steampunk eBook.
Whether you prefer the softer side of steampunk or the more
industrial side, I hope you enjoy getting started with making steampunk jewelry
in this free eBook! Once you get the hang of it, you'll find inspiration for
making steampunk jewelry everywhere you look!
Download your free copy of How to Make Steampunk Jewelry: 4 Free Beading and Jewelry-Making Steampunk Projects and learn how to infuse your beading and jewelry-making projects with that unmistakable steampunk style!
What do you love about steampunk jewelry? Is it the romantic aspect with the flowers and insects? Or maybe you like the edgier and industrial components - personally, I can't get enough of the keys and watch gears! Leave a comment on the blog and share your thoughts!
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