This is going to be a long post, but there are 2 exciting things to share!
First, my blog is now officially a website! emmspage.com!
Second, through connections (via my brother) it looks like some of my jewelry will be for sale near Wild Wild West Con in Tucson, AZ.
I will give you more details when I get them, but I am very excited!
On that note, here is some of what I made for the Con. Sorry, in advance, for the picture overload.
I have added a few new pieces to my ever growing collection.
I’m interested to hear your thoughts. Some of them are a little different.
Also, I’m teaching myself to wire wrap. The cameo is my first attempt! I think it turned out pretty well, considering.
This necklace is a pretty typical piece for me, but I do love this style.
My first attempt at wire wrapping! Other than the few plier nicks, it turned out pretty well.
This is a stretchy wrist band. I wired a couple of findings together, and attached it to this stretchy band I threw together.
These earrings have fresh water pearls, and adorable little washers that I thought look a lot like gears. I like the stainless steel with the mix of the brass.
I found these bobbins on clearance, and since they didn’t fit my sewing machine, I thought they would make adorable wire reels!
I saw something similar to this at Hobby Lobby, but it was a little more modenr, and the watch hands were fixed. These hands are free turning.
I’d love to hear your thoughts! Please feel free to comment!
I haven’t been sewing lately, but I have been shopping!
So basically, like I have said before (or, I think I have, regardless… ), you don’t need to be a seamstress to be a part of the Steampunk culture.
Here are a few things that I have acquired that greatly add to my Steampunk closet (not to mention they are adorable pieces)!
I got this cute key hole neck lace shirt ($6) and these adorable knickers ($7.50) at Gordman’s:
This necklace, I actually inherited from my grandmother, but she I know that she got it at Avon, where I always find really cute accessories.
This necklace was given to me by my brother and sister-in-law, for Christmas a few years ago, and they found it at a really cute little Boutique in Missouri, called La Boutique. You would be amazed by what I’ve found there. Boutiques have some of the most interesting things!
This last thing is obviously not jewelry, but it’s very handy, and definitely fits the look. I use it a lot when I’m trying to design clothes. I got it at Barns and Noble:
So like I said, these are just a few things I have found. I also have a pair of stripped leggings, fingerless gloves, belts etc. that I have purchased at clothing/thrift/antique stores.
If you want something a little more authentic-looking, I would strongly suggest someplace like Steampunk Couture, or Clockwork Couture, where they both specialize entirely in Steampunk clothing and accessories.
If you have found some interesting finds, or know of any other great Steampunk Shoppes, please let me know in the comments! I would love to hear about it!
I found this cute cameo on sale! I happened to have this ribbon, and thought it was a pretty good match to the orangey/gold color of the jewels on the necklace. I just put the cameo on, sewed up the ends of the ribbon, fed jump rings through, and attached a clasp. It took maybe 5 minutes, and turned out pretty well.
Let me know what you think!
Okay! So I just made this. This is my first attempt at making a cameo. I made it out of clay (sorry, I didn’t carve it out of ivory). I may use this one to make a mold, and make more of them out of plastic, but maybe not. We’ll see. Tell me what you think!
(Also, in the next day or two I will have pictures up of the other project I was working on, so be sure to check back!)