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Some think Steampunk is very cool, others call it a bizarre fad--but the truth is that Steampunk has been around for more than two decades, and it's likely to stay for many years to come. Steampunk enthusiasts love fashion accessories--especially those they can craft and style themselves. The craze for this oddly appealing union of Victorian and science-fiction fashion accessories continues to be popular, and this color-illustrated book presents 20 different accessory projects that Steampunk buffs will love. They include--
A bezel ring with secret compartments His 'n hers steampunk bracelets made of woven leather with filigree hearts A customized leather belt with ornamental bullet casings and cogwheels An aviator/steampunk hat with headphone pockets 3D goggles that can be customized into steampunk sunglasses . . . and more
Steampunk enthusiasts will find all accessories easy to craft. Detailed diagrams are included with the book's instructions. Heavily illustrated in color.
Sarah Skeate and Nicola Tedman offer crafters an array of charmingly raffish characters inside Steampunk Softies: 8 Scientifically Minded Dolls From a Past That Never Was. Even if you're unfamiliar with the term "steampunk," chances are you've already discovered it through the works of Jules Verne, H.G. Wells, Tim Burton, Mary Shelley, or Lemony Snicket. Steampunk is an artistic movement that includes stories involving steam-powered versions of modern technology in a fictionalized Victorian setting.
Staying true to steampunk style, Skeate and Tedman's inventive Steampunk Softies feature prominent science fiction and fantasy elements, as well as anachronistic inventions and props. In addition, many have dual roles that add practicality to their punk existence--the Lady makes an excellent paperweight, while the Illusionist's cloak doubles as a screen cleaner.
Despite their meticulous detailing, Steampunk Softies are simple enough for even a sewing novice to construct. A short biography accompanies each softie, providing a background story for each character. Also included are a complete list of supplies, illustrated step-by-step blueprints, and a handy, back-of-the-book reference section that provides tips on aging and distressing project materials.
Venture full steam ahead into your next crafting project with teampunk Softies.