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Steampunk Jewellery
Twenty To Make Series
Carolyn Schulz

Search Press
22 January 2014/ ISBN 9781782210122
How-To Books / Jewellery

Reviewed by Rachel A Hyde


If you are a fan of the classic novels of H G Wells and Jules Verne then chances are you are into steampunk. A mashup of Victoriana, steam technology, SF and fantasy, you will have as much fun collecting the items for the jewellery as in making and wearing it.

As with all the titles in this series, inside these covers are twenty projects. Some prior knowledge of basic jewellery making techniques -- like working with findings, using pliers etc -- are assumed, although none of the projects is hard to make. Just one features crochet with wire, perhaps positioned last as it uses other skills. Each project covers two pages and features a whole page photo of the finished item in a suitable setting. On the other page is a list of what you need, full instructions and a photo of the item on white, plus a detail. Choose from necklaces, bracelets, pendants, rings, charms and earrings resplendent with a mixture of antique charms, cogs, keys, chains and more. Think Victorian meets industrial. Most pieces would make up quite quickly and all are fun to make and likely to attract attention of the best sort when worn. An imaginative addition to any crafter’s library, and one I look forward to dipping into often.

UK Reviewer: Rachel Hyde's work can be found in Sewing World, Sew Hip, Popular Crafts and other magazines. Her craft blog is Green Thoughts
Reviewed 2014