Steampunk Jewelry Made Simple May 19, 2011 by suzannelazear Today we welcome Brenda Sue of B’sue Boutiques who’s jewelry supply store not only has everything you need to make neat Steampunk jewelry, but she also has loads of instructional videos for people like me who love to make things, but in all honesty can’t craft their way out of a cardboard box. STEAMPUNK JEWELRY MADE SIMPLE: Breaking It Down to Cogs and Gears By B’Sue Love the Steampunk lifestyle? How to Make Steampunk Jewelry Wikipedia defines Steampunk as “a subgenre of fantasy and speculative fiction that came into prominence in the 1980s and early 1990s. The term denotes works set in an era or world where steam power is still widely used-usually the 19th century, and often set in Victorian era England-but with prominent elements of either science fiction or fantasy, such as fictional technological inventions like those found in the works of H. G. Wells and Jules Verne, or real technological developments like the computer occurring at an earlier date. Other examples of steampunk contain alternate history-style presentations of “the path not taken” of such technology as dirigibles or analog computers; these frequently are presented in an idealized light, or a presumption of functionality. Steampunk is often associated with cyberpunk and shares a similar fanbase and theme of rebellion, but developed as a separate movement (though both have considerable influence on each other).
Free Patterns Menu: Period Clothing Patterns and Cutting Diagrams - The Ladies Treasury of Costume and Fashion Period Clothing Patterns and Cutting Diagrams IMPORTANT: Notes On Using Our Patterns These patterns are reproduced from original period patterns and from cutting diagrams found in English, French and American publications of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Those copied from full-sized patterns were scanned in at 1/2, 1/4 or 1/8 of the original size as indicated on each piece. They can be printed out and enlarged on a photocopier, projector, digitally, or by hand.
Tutorials Geekery, Girliness, & Goofing Off Search Bar HTML Pages Crafts Steampunk The ultra technological world born from hackers & maker culture has helped inspire a Jules Verne themed steampunk bazaar full of brass computer accoutrements, leather fly-boy goggles, and ray-guns made from candle holders that should help equip you well enough to fight off an attack from a wayward Eastern Block airship, a corset wearing phantasm from yesteryear, or just your everyday future warriors who refuse to acknowledge that an imaginary life in the past is better than living in the reality of today, or dare I say, the curious gaze of tomorrow. The retro futuristic world of steampunk is thriving on Instructables, and with this guide, it can thrive in your life too. By request: My take on goggles.Often times after piloting my steam dirigible, I arrive at my destination only to find my eyelashes and eyebrows have collected a mass of gnats, fleas, and small birds. ...
Steampunk Leather Top Hat Tutorial I have received several requests for a tutorial on making my steampunk leather top hat, shown above, and so, here it is. The first drawing shows the three pattern pieces (not to scale). The wave on the bottom of the crown is what gives the brim its distinctive curve. The pattern below is the one that I used to make my top hat. ATtiny & IR remote control Wiebelbot Electronics: An ATtiny 45 or 85 microcontroller An IR receiver module tuned to the 38 KHz modulation frequency as common for TV remotes (similar to this one) A small servo, for the ping pong ball scale at which I build the Wiebelbot I used a HobbyKing 1.7g ultra micro servo A capacitor, at least 22µF (I used a 100µF one) A length of highly flexible wire (I used 0.1 mm2 wire) A male USB connector plug (I made one from strip board, similar to this Ible) An LED (any, I used a common 5mm red one) A 220 Ohm resistor Optionally, some shrink tube fitting the LED. Tools and Adhesives Soldering Iron and solder for small scale work Cutting pliers A drill, a 2 mm and a 5 mm drill bit A 19 or 20 mm drill bit plus a press drill or alternatively bent scissors (not shown, I will explain the alternatives) Marker pen, sanding paper, hobby knife….
DIY Steampunk Gauges If you're building steampunk props for cosplay, gauges are a must-have. Unfortunately, vintage gauges (which look the most authentic) can be both hard to find and pretty darn expensive once you do track them down. So, John and I decided to make our own. Here's the secret: These cup slider handles for closet doors are perfect for DIY gauges. Scary Shifty Servo Eyeballs – todbot blog If you want a slightly different look for your Halloween pumpkin or skull, you can pretty quickly whip something up with a few servos and an Arduino. Here’s a set of Scary Shifty Servo Eyeballs, for instance: It looks around randomly…what’s over there!… wait, what’s that! As you can probably tell it’s a pretty simple arrangement (click for bigger):
12 Steampunk Gadgets and Designs Steampunk is a sub-genre of fantasy and speculative fiction set in an era or world where steam power is still widely used. This post showcases creative gadgets and designs styled in a steampunk fashion. Steampunk PS3 7 Free Wooden Gear Clock Plans for You Eccentric, Masochist Woodworkers Ever since I had the pleasure of seeing Keith Chamber’s wooden gear clocks in person, I’ve been on the look out for more all wood clocks. See Wooden Gear Clocks by Keith Chambers >> I think wooden clocks are one of those dividing lines in woodworking… To have the aspiration to make a clock, entirely from wood, puts you in your own unique category. One well-known seller of wooden clock plans, Clayton Boyer, pitches his most-difficult plans like this: “Selling plans for the clocks on this page goes against my basic philosophy of trying to spread joy in the world through creative woodworking.
How to Make a Steampunk Utility Belt Steampunk utility belt: the place to carry your Tools of Awesome–or to just hang onto some spare change. Whatevs. No matter what you choose to store, you’re gonna look STEAMPUNK-TASTIC wearing it. Now this part of the costume is easy. Like so easy I feel guilty devoting an entire post to it…so I made some silly graphics for you. To make your steampunk utility belt, you only need a few things, all of which can be found at your local thrift store. Incredible Typewriter Birds by Jeremy Mayer // Visual Disobedience On Tuesday, July 2, 2013 Sculptor and artist Jeremy Mayer has is known for creating ingenious models from old discarded typewriters. This time around he has used typewriter parts to create a set of swallows! What is astounding is, he does not use a solder or glue to make these art pieces, but resorts to cold assembly. Since he uses only typewriters for to build the models, Mayer takes a significant amount of time to source the right materials and find multiple sets of identical parts to put together these sculptures.
Artist of the Week: Steampunk Illustrations by Antonio Caparo Steampunk is a huge cultural phenomenon, spanning books, movies and art. People love the look and “feel” of it, so much that it has sparked numerous conventions around the world. It’s easy to see why this is. The retro futuristic aesthetic is elegant and, to some extent, more easy to understand than regular science fiction premises, seeing as rather primitive technology is used to achieve great feats of engineering marvel, such as flight, time travel and deep sea exploration. The term “steampunk” has been used retroactively to describe the works of such classic authors as H.G. Wells and Jules Verne, but it was apparently first used by James Blaylock, in a letter he sent to the science fiction magazine Locus, in 1987.