Steampunk jewelry pairs mechanical found objects with Old World Victorian-style filigree, charms, chains, gems, and beads to create one-of-a-kind pieces that marry romance, technology, and attitude. The twenty projects in this book, original works by thirteen designers, conjure up images of time and space travel, the teatime intrigues of Jane Austen, the inventiveness of H.G. Wells, and the edgy energies of Mad Max. The featured necklaces, rings, and bracelets require only basic jewelry-making techniques - stringing, wirework, hammering, stamping and beadwork. Brass and copper are the metals of choice, embellished with lacy textures, glittering beads, and clever closures and connections. Throughout the book are profiles of the artists, historical roots, fashion trends and ideas that define Steampunk. These sidebars provide a mini encyclopedia of the style and its influence on all aspects of popular culture.
excellent pages, slight edge and cover wear.