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I have always loved trinkets and gadgets, adore buttons of all sizes and shapes, and all types of watches and clocks. The little gimmicky do-dads on things just make me buy them. To be able to put these items together in jewelry creations just blows me away. With some guidance and ideas some truly fantastical pieces could be created! Your give-away is an inspiration! Thank you!
Kim, I'll be contacting you for your address to get you your book. Congrats everyone.
I've been interested in Steampunk Jewelry for a while, but wasn't quite sure what all it involved and how to make it. But this book has been very interesting. The intro on the front cover says "Creating Fantastical Jewelry, Devices and Oddments from Assorted Cogs, Gears and Curios". Although I'm not really into Science Fiction (which is what I would describe this book as) it was a very interesting read. Jema Hewitt has written this book as 'Miss Emilly Ladybird'. You will follow 'Miss Emilly' in her harrowing antics as she records her adventures with intergalactic space pirates, undersea voyagers and Jurassic explorers. As she encounters each of these, she will make jewelry to dazzle you from 'keys, devices, jewels, etc.' all given to her or found by her on her travels. She uses a wide variety of gems, cogs, lace, suede, polymer clay, resin, bezels, etc. to design wonderful Steampunk jewelry. There is sure to be something in here to catch your eye. Two of my favorites are "Clockwork Princess's Chatelaine" and the "Cog Button Choker", both very unique pieces. In the back she has an appendix of "Useful Items and Practical Methodology" where she describes different jewelry techniques, how to take a watch apart, how to use/make polymer clay, tools, findings, etc. If you really love Steampunk or are just wanting to get into Steampunk Jewelry, you'll find this book a great read.
Because of a problem with my Post Office (they marked the books as delivered and then put them in a bin where no-one noticed them for about 2 weeks, and without leaving me a notice to come pick them up), F+W Media sent me a second set of books. So one reader will receive the extra copy of this book as a gift. Leave a comment her telling me what interests you about Steampunk. Extra chances for following my blog, 'Liking' my facebook page, KayzKreationzGlassKreationz, or hearting my Etsy shop. Leave a separate comment for each one. Giveaway will end Friday, Feb. 22nd at midnight.
It is available for purchase here at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or North Light.
(The book above was provided by F+W Media for review. The author of this blog has not received any other payment from above-mentioned company. The post above represents only personal opinion of the blog author.)