Steampunk Jewelry Made Simple | STEAMED! 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? Check out this sweet Steampunk pendant I made: As this piece is raw brass, you’ll want to patina it. When you have achieved the color you want on the brass, simply seal it with Renaissance Wax. Into that cap, I poured a bit of mixed ICE RESIN. I also inlaid a circlet ring found at our website, as well as a tiny propeller. The trick is to pour only enough resin to inlay the bottom of the propeller so that it still spins. The actual pendant is available at B’sue Boutiques right here: How would you finish it? Come on over to B’sue Boutiques and check the place out!
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. 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). Various modern utilitarian objects have been modded by individual craft persons into a pseudo-Victorian mechanical “steampunk” style, and a number of visual and musical artists have been described as steampunk.”
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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. ... Well lets put it this way, ive always had this thing about traveling through time, and having a time machine.
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. For a size large, the width of the crown (from side to side) should measure 23.8". You can print it out and enlarge it to get it to lifesize. The crown joins at the back with a butt seam. You should use a lightweight but firm vegetable tanned leather. See the diagram at the lower right for construction details. This is the partially made hat.
Des étagères originales au style industriel pour lofts urbains | Shoji Si vous aimez les décors type Steampunk, vous allez adorer les étagères proposées par Stella Bleu Designs. Fini les étagères en bois que l’on retrouve partout, place à la récupération en donnant une seconde vie aux tuyaux usagés. Se mariant parfaitement dans un décor industriel pour lofts urbains, ces étagères profiteront de chacun de vos murs et de leurs coins afin de leur donner une touche d’originalité. On se croirait presque dans la cabine du capitaine Nemo à bord du Nautilus, n’est-ce pas ? 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. Once we found those, I went hunting online for photos of vintage pressure gauges. Next I needed a temperature gauge, which was much harder to track down. ...but the photo had too much glare and shadow to use. For the most realistic look, you could use clock hands or spinner arrows like these for the gauge needles. To give the faces some age and character, John rubbed brown glaze on the paper after printing them out. Next it was a simple matter of cutting them out: John: Don't show my thumb! Me: [rolling eyes] And popping them inside the frames. So instead, we opted for the easy way out and just filled them with clear epoxy:
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 Beautiful steampunk styled Playstation 3 mod created from old radio valve, a pipe valve, a pressure gauge, and assorted plumbing parts. [link] Steampunk Segway (Legway) A self balancing, human powered, steampunk styled, Segway. Steampunk Computer Mouse Amazing steampunk computer mouse created by a Russian modder. Steampunk iPod Mini Creative steampunk iPod hand crafted from brass, copper and oak. Steampunk Laptop This may look like a Victorian music box, but inside this hand crafted wooden case lives a Hewlett-Packard ZT1000 laptop. Steampunk Headphones “Mechanical aural communication device” by Chris from Chicago. Steampunk Watch Creative handmade steampunk watch design by koisuruusagi. Steampunk USB Flash Drive Steampunk Computer Keyboard Steampunk Guitar Steampunk LCD Monitor
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. However, I have come to the conclusion that I should not stand in the way of a woodworker’s desire for additional frustration in his/her life when they obviously want it so badly.” He won’t sell plans from his “Masochist’s Corner” unless you’ve built one of his simpler clocks first… and sent him photographic PROOF that you completed it. Here’s his Simplicity, his, er, simplest offering:
Gentlemans Emporium -- Victorian Clothing for Men and Women How to Make a Steampunk Utility Belt | Susan Dennard 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. To make your steampunk utility belt, you only need a few things, all of which can be found at your local thrift store. 1. 2. 3. 4. Mission Accomplished: Steampunk Utility Belt Complete! Here are some links to other great belt ideas (all courtesy of the fantastic steampunk resource, steampuk fashion): Gail Carriger’s insta-belt (yeah, the author of Soulless!) Another DIY creation (from Finland!) A detailed step-by-step guide for the well-equiped steampunker: You tell me: Would you ever make a steampunk utility belt? Leviathan and A Great and Terrible Beauty ♦ (both are open internationally)
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! Via Colossal You might also like: Brass Goggles: The lighter side of Steampunk Posted by proteus on December 23rd,2013 Two things I love in one photo: [via Brian Kesinger’s Tea Girls] Posted by proteus on October 17th,2013 A Steampunk Badminton tournament sounds like a fantastic idea. Posted by proteus on October 11th,2013 Our Forum User “Bolt Face” brings this lovely coverage of a Steampunk Coffee House from The Chive: Image from The Chive Many more images in the original article, and a discussion here on our forums. This clock may not be exactly “steampunk”, but it certainly tickles the dials-and-knobs delight! [Via Boing Boing] Posted by proteus on October 8th,2013 Described as inspired by Steampunk and Warhammer-like games, Diesel Tactics looks like an interesting project that’s still in development. Posted by proteus on February 28th,2013 Hand made from savaged Arbutus, Western Red Cedar, and Black Walnut, these articulated Steamy Icarus wings are a beautiful handmade addition to any dirigible captain’s safety gear: And they’re not just static decoration, either: (more…)