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!
As promised, I’m finally updating with something real! I threw these together last night. I couldn’t find all of my jewelry supplies, so the bracelet isn’t quite finished, but I made a clasp for the necklace (which I just realized I didn’t get a photo of, but it’s just like the clasp on my last necklace). The necklace is a locket, a small cone jewelry finding, and a little vile filled with miniature pearls, on a leather strap (which I got in a bag full of leather scraps from Hobby Lobby for $2.99). The bracelet is orange pearls threaded onto a leather piece, with brown ribbon wrapped around each one. I will add a clasp to it eventually, but even now you can tie it into a bow, and it still looks adorable. So here’s what they look like. Tell me what you think!