Steampunk Accessories : 20 Projects to Help You Nail the Style, From Goggles to Cell Phone Cases, Pocket Gauntlets, and Jewlery (Paperback)

Author: Tedman, Nicola

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(back cover)
Steampunk enthusiasts are imaginative dressers. But when it comes to accessorizing the perfect steampunk costume, it can be hard to find what you're looking for in stores or online. So here's a complete guide to making your own distinctive accessories with ease!
  • 20 projects to ensure that you're suitably accessorized for every possible steampunk event, from a balloon ascent to a submarine dive
  • Fabulously inventive uses for everyday odds and ends, from old watch parts to craft store staples
  • Learn to get an aged patina on twenty-first century materials simply and quickly for a convincing steampunk vibe

    (front flap)
    Steampunk, the style of a historical period that never was, has taken the crafting world by storm. Goggles, fob watches, delicate yet oddly mechanical-looking jewelry, gauntlets, and millinery, all so crucial to the look, can be expensive to buy. And even where they're affordable and available, it's not easy to get a truly individual look off the shelf. What to do? The answer is simple: make your own. It's easier than you think--and using this book as your guide, you're guaranteed excellent results that will perfectly match your personality.

    The authors offer a wide selection of inventive steampunkery, including luggage labels for your fantasy trip, complete sets of jewelry, elaborate gauntlets, an elegant hat cockade, and a cool fob watch. If you're a steampunk novice, you'll find the book's twenty projects easy to accomplish. The templates, detailed lists of items and materials, and illustrated step-by-step sequences will show you how to get perfect results so that your accessories look exactly the way they're illustrated in this book. If you're an experienced crafter you'll also find plenty to keep you busy, as you customize everything to meet your exact requirements. (Steampunkers are famously particular about finish.) Whether you're adding finishing touches to your own outfit or making a fabulous gift for the steampunk fan in your life, you'll find the answers you're looking for in this collection.

    (back flap)
    ABOUT THE AUTHORS
    Nicola Tedman is a professional model maker who has worked on movie and television productions as diverse as the Harry Potter films andIn the Night Garden. She's a stickler for detail; Steampunk Accessoriesis her fourth book.

    Darah Skeate is an illustrator with a day job in publishing. She conceptualized many of this book's projects in addition to her work on books whose subjects range from felt zombies to children's crafts.



  • Specifications

    Publisher Barrons Educational Series Inc
    Mfg Part# 9781438000947
    SKU 228682518
    Format Paperback
    ISBN10 1438000944
    Release Date 8/13/2012
    Product Attributes
    Book Format Paperback
    Publisher Barron's Educational Series
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