Steampunk Emporium: Creating Fantastical Jewelry, Devices and Oddments from Assorted Cogs, Gears and Curios
by Jema “Emilly Ladybird” Hewitt
Paperback: 128 pages
Publisher: North Light Books
Make haste and pack your bags right away — you’re not going to want to delay this charming adventure! Whilst perusing the pages of Steampunk Emporium, the harrowing antics of Miss Emily Ladybird will engage you in the most enchanting of worlds. Join her as she records the adventures of intergalactic space pirates, undersea voyagers and Jurassic explorers — all the while, dabbling in the details of which baubles best benefit the venturesome class.
- 20 beautiful and whimsical designs accompanied by detailed step-by-step images and meticulous instruction.
- Projects ranging from decadent jewelry, medals of great distinction, wine charms for imbibers and many devices of note.
- Superb instruction for a variety of jewelry, polymer clay and mixed media techniques you can use in all your adornment escapades.
Let Steampunk Emporium outfit you for the unabashed adventure of a lifetime!
While much of the book is targeted to the female steampunk, there are several projects that will appeal to the Neo-Victorian guys. Some of the designs fall into the “glue some gears on it an call it steampunk” category, and I am a man who thinks that clock gears look best IN a clock. Having said that, Hewitt’s designs are lovely.
The book is packed with pictures and step-by-step instructions to recreate the various projects. I liked the little stories at the beginning of each project, they really set the mood. The book has a well developed Index and Resources at the back of the book.
All in all, I think that it is a fine resource for the person looking to add some final touches to their costume. While many of the designs were not to my taste, I found the book to be very inspirational. I give Steampunk Emporium 4 stars out of 5.