Leather Bound Books

I have a few more pieces done! I did two new necklaces, but I also made two miniature books, just as little pocket books!

The First necklace is based off of the one in my last post. I’m calling this line my “Explorer Series”.

Brown and White Explorer Necklace Hand Made Brown and White Explorer Necklace Close up Brown and White Explorer Necklace White/Brown Necklace Clasp

This second one is almost the same, it just doesn’t have the glass vial attached.
Tan Explorer Book Necklace Tan Book Necklace Necklace clasp

This is just a little tiny book I made. It’s just under 3.5″ tall.
Mini Book Mini Green Tinted Handmade Book Mini Green Handmade Book

The last one is my favorite of the night. It is a little leather pocket sized note pad or journal with a strap, so it can be secured closed.
It’s 4.5″ x 3.5″, which is a perfect size for your pocket or purse!

Open strap handmade book Red/Brown Leather Handmade Book  Red/Brown Book with Strap Books

And again, if you see anything you are interested in purchasing please let me know!
Regardless, I would love to hear your feedback! Please leave a comment!

Playing with Leather

Here are a couple of fun new pieces I made!

The first is similar to one I have done in the past.
It’s leather scraps, bundled together to make a unique adorable bracelet.
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The second is a cuff, made out of two colors of leather scraps, with an adorable Victorian looking clasp.

Leather Cuff #3 Leather Cuff #2 Leather Colorful Cuff

The last is my favorite! This was my first attempt at binding a book, and I turned it into a necklace, with a little glass vial.

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New Jewelry for Wild Wild West Con

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.

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New jewelry!

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.
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My first attempt at wire wrapping! Other than the few plier nicks, it turned out pretty well.
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This is a stretchy wrist band. I wired a couple of findings together, and attached it to this stretchy band I threw together. 
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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.
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I found these bobbins on clearance, and since they didn’t fit my sewing machine, I thought they would make adorable wire reels! 
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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.
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I’d love to hear your thoughts! Please feel free to comment!

Cute Finds!

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:
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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.
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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!
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I found this adorable vintage cameo for $12 at an antique mall, in KS.
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This is a vintage  locket was given to me by a friend, and the chain is an antique, that has been passed down in my family:
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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:
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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!

Cameo Necklace

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!
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New things!

So the first new item is a necklace, as you can see. I got a bunch of quill pen tips on clearance, and thought they would look nice on jewelry, so this is my first attempt. First of all, I sanded off the tip, to make it a little less dangerous, then wrapped some wire around it, made a loop in the back, to put the cord through, put a couple of washers on, made a coils out of wire for decoration, made clasps, and voila! It was incredibly easy, and it’s a little different, which I like.
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These are a couple of fingerless lace gloves. They came out  a little puffier than expected, but they’re cute. It is just an elastic, satin ribbon  and  lace trim. Each one took about 3 minutes to make. The camera made the lace and ribbon look like two different colors, where in person they’re the same color.
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Thanks for stopping by! Please let me know what you think!