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The other day, I mentioned another current craft obsession. I am officially addicted to steampunk! In particular, I have been creating steampunk jewelry using as many recycled materials as possible. For example, the necklace pictured above is made from a cranberry juice bottle cap! I have a lot more ideas and a few works in progress, but you can see what I have finished so far at my new Artfire shop, Refashionista . I also have been writing an arts and crafts column at Examiner, and today I posted a tutorial complete with photos showing how I made the necklace shown above!
Learn how to make steampunk jewelry with this easy jewelry making tutorial. Steampunk jewelry making supplies can consist of vintage clock gears, cogs, pocket watch parts like hands, brass findings and other vintage hardware. Steampunk is a blending of Victorian femininity and robust mechanical components. Steampunk jewelry is a fusion of 19th century Victorian history and science fiction.
Steampunk jewelry celebrates the vintage technology look. These pieces remind us of the literary worlds of Jules Verne. The fashion and accessories for this style is continually growing in popularity. So here are more steampunk jewelry tutorials to inspire. Andrea Morici designed this wonderful Full Steam Ahead necklace tutorial using many gears, clock parts and vintage brass elements for Beadaholique. Naturally, there is a splendid matching earring tutorial by the same designer.