Monday, 16 April 2012

STEAMPUNK WEEK: ART AND CRAFT REVIEWS: Steampunk Emporium - Jema Hewitt

Release Date: 01/06/11


This title covers Victorian charm and steam-powered machinery parts with modern day elements and technology. Whether a converted steampunk enthusiast or a newcomer to the genre, this funky and fabulous book is the perfect practical introduction to the whimsical world of steampunk jewelry. Each of the five themed chapters has its own imaginative story, and the 20 different projects allow you to make characteristic pieces from decadent jewellery to wine charms. This highly visual book is packed with photography and design elements to give a real flavour of the steampunk process and readers are taught the beginning-level jewellery and related techniques.


Whilst there’s been roleplayers for years dressing as fantasy Barbarians or otherworldly creatures such as Orcs, Goblins or even skeletons, one of the more recent trends has been the addition of Steampunk, where the elegance of Victoriana meets cog work science. It’s quirky, there’s plenty of things that can be done and theres even some wonderful PC’s out there that allow you to have that special elegance within your own home.

This title by Jema, will help you create some additional fashionable creations for your character or a little something quirky to help you stand out in a crowd. It’s fun, it has tips and tricks and the sheer volume of projects within will allow you to get a full flavour of the scene, enough to create your own pieces. Its inspirational, it has something for everyone and the sheer availability of a lot of the key pieces will have you wondering round junk shops for ages. All in a great piece of fun and definitely something that I know a lot of people will have fun with.

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