Steampunk Style Jewelry

Steampunk Style Jewelry

The exploding cultural wavefront known as Steampunk might very well adopt as its motto , " It's never too late to live splendidly like a Victorian . " But , of course , just as no sane adult seeks to replicate exactly all the cramped ...

Author: Jean Campbell

Publisher: Creative Publishing international

ISBN: 9781616738327

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

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This how-to jewelry-making book features the work of an array of invited jewelry designers influenced by the growing Steampunk trend. In Steampunk circles, jewelry-makers are often master metalsmiths who combine found objects with fine metals to create elaborate pieces. In Steampunk-Style Jewelry, the projects focus on "no fire" techniques—like simple stringing, wirework, hammering, stamping, gluing, stitching, and off-loom beadwork—so that even a beginner can create pieces in the style. Each project provides a complete materials and tools list, step-by-step instructions, and clear illustrations. This book offers a broad overview of a growing design trend that is part of the literary, industrial design, fashion, and popular culture scene. Readers will learn about the art movement through the many photographic sidebars that explore the many aspects of the trend.
Categories: Crafts & Hobbies

Street Style in America An Exploration

Street Style in America  An Exploration

Steampunk dress is a style that is worn both in the “con” (convention) scene and as regular street apparel. In this regard, steampunk shares an overlapping characteristic with cosplayers, with whom they sometimes cohabit cons.

Author: Jennifer Grayer Moore

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440844621

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 381

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A comprehensive resource that will prove invaluable to fashion historians, this book presents a detailed exploration of the breadth of visually arresting, consumer-driven styles that have emerged in America since the 20th century. • Offers thorough investigations of American street styles from the early 20th century to the present day • Provides theoretical perspectives on the shifts in American culture that created the social context in which American street styles emerged • Enables readers to perceive the connections between consumer-driven street styles to the fashion industry and to American culture at large
Categories: Performing Arts

Insider s Guide to Steampunk Fashion

Insider s Guide to Steampunk Fashion

Learn how to incorporate Steampunk into your style! Hannah Rothstein. “...What we do in Steampunk is joyfully rip things out of context and remix them to our own desire....” it is written on steampunkworkshop.com.

Author: Hannah Rothstein

Publisher: Hyperink Inc

ISBN: 9781614645566

Category: Design

Page: 43

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The gateway to the intoxicating experience of the subculture, steampunk fashion has an element of interest for almost everyone, whether they're a history buff, craft creator, or giddy free spirit. Though it sprawls across literature, music, art, film, and more, steampunk - a sort of retro-futuristic Victorian fantasyland - is a movement most easily recognizable, especially for those unfamiliar with it, by its fashion. Now that the subculture is chugging full steam ahead onto the radar of the general public, it's important to remember and embrace the depth behind steampunk style; we can't have the whole aesthetic become irrigated by canals of triteness, after all. But if steampunk style is more than just goggles and gears, what is it?
Categories: Design

Steampunk

Steampunk

... as noted above, steampunk has found its ways into gaming (think Fable 3 or Bioshock Infinite), whilst Lego's 'Monster Fighters' feature, as Spooner remarks, 'a band of Steampunk-style adventurers pursuing zombies, vampires, ...

Author: Claire Nally

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350113206

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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What is steampunk? Fashion craze, literary genre, lifestyle - or all of the above? Playing with the scientific innovations and aesthetics of the Victorian era, steampunk creatively warps history and presents an alternative future, imagined from a nineteenth-century perspective. In her interdisciplinary book, Claire Nally delves into this contemporary subculture, explaining how the fashion, music, visual culture, literature and politics of steampunk intersect with theories of gender and sexuality. Exploring and occasionally critiquing the ways in which gender functions in the movement, she addresses a range of different issues, including the controversial trope of the Victorian asylum; gender and the graphic novel; the legacies of colonialism; science and the role of Ada Lovelace as a feminist steampunk icon. Drawing upon interviews, theoretical readings and textual analysis, Nally asks: why are steampunks fascinated by our Victorian heritage, and what strategies do they use to reinvent history in the present?
Categories: Social Science

Steampunk Sourcebook

Steampunk Sourcebook

This volume containsyour passportto steampunk style. Morethan 500images,from damselsin distress to clockworks to infernal machines are offered here. To demonstrate theversatility oftheimages,I called upon mytalented colleaguesat Dover.

Author: M. C. Waldrep

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 9780486811925

Category: Art

Page: 128

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Featuring individual images as well as original design collages, this one-of-a-kind compilation from Dover's vast archives offers more than 500 images that range from dirigibles and sea vessels to corsets and pocket watches.
Categories: Art

Making Steampunk Jewellery

Making Steampunk Jewellery

If you develop and create your own version of Steampunk style, it will be easy to define what will suit you and what won't, which will make it easier in the future to design appropriately themed items. Tutorial 1: Leather Cuffs Leather ...

Author: Nikki Druce

Publisher: The Crowood Press

ISBN: 9781785002151

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 300

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Steampunk has captured the imagination of thousands who are searching for a unique style symbolic of a richly inspired, post-apocalyptic world drawn from the heavy machinery of the Victorian age. With clear instruction, step-by-step sequences, and over twenty-five projects, this practical book shows you how to access that world and make unique jewellery and accessories that will complete an outfit and transport you to another era, full of excitement, potential and extravagance. Includees an introduction to the world of Steampunk and its origins, advice on designing unique pieces and creating your own Steampunk style with over twenty-five projects ranging from simple cog necklaces to more intricate goggles and ray guns, accessories and outfits for both men and women. With 216 Inspirational photos and advice to help put an outfit together.
Categories: Crafts & Hobbies

Steampunk

Steampunk

Berry, Bob, Marsocci, Joey and DeBlasio, Allison, How to Draw Steampunk, Irvine, California: Walter Foster, 2011 Carrott, ... 2012 Skeate and Tedman, Steampunk Accessories:20 Projects, Lewes, Sussex: Ivy Press, 2011 Steampunk Style: The ...

Author: Paul Roland

Publisher: Oldcastle Books

ISBN: 9781843442509

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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What began in the late 1980s as an underground community of science fantasy aficionados with a fetish for Victoriana now pervades almost every aspect of popular culture from music and movies to comics and computer games. Steampunk is much more than a retro-futuristic fashion statement or a subgenre of science fiction. On the surface its adherents profess a penchant for neo-Victorian fashion, fanciful clockwork accessories and have a desire to live in an alternative reality inhabited by airships and eccentric inventions. But the literature, art, music and movies of this burgeoning community offer a radical and irreverent re-imagining of society the way it might have evolved had history taken a sharp detour prior to the industrial revolution giving us a world without electricity, the infernal (sic) combustion engine and the technology that we take for granted today. The world of steampunk is the elegant gas lit world of Jules Verne and HG Wells, of Michael Moorcock and their literary antecedents for whom the digital age never dawned. Author and musician Paul Roland traces the history of Steampunk, covering every element of the genre, from fashion and jewelry to music and literature, drawing on exclusive quotes from leading writers, artists, musicians and filmmakers in the field.
Categories: Social Science

Creating Art for All Ages

Creating Art for All Ages

Procedures INVESTIGATE: Steampunk Style Learning Objectives 1. Students will identify Victorian characteristics and materials and create a hot air balloon sculpture inspired by the Steampunk subgenre of science fiction. 2.

Author: Frances Flicker

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781475842166

Category: Education

Page: 232

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This is the third book in the series Creating Art for All Ages. The series takes students on an interdisciplinary cross content journey. Each book provides experiences in language arts, social studies, math and art as the students investigate ancient and modern civilizations. Industry and Imagination in Ancient and Modern Civilizations is the third book of the series and examines the generations of the Industrial Revolution, society during WWI and WWII, Modern and Contemporary times. During the era of the Industrial Revolution, the role of the artist transformed as the patronage changed and advancements in photography were able to portray likenesses. The artist sought new avenues by using art as an expressive tool. As time progressed, artistic expression navigated the art into innovative, imaginative and unique styles. Art became whatever the artist intended it to be.
Categories: Education

The Machine Anxieties of Steampunk

The Machine Anxieties of Steampunk

patched-together enterprise, and in that way it also resonates with the DIY philosophy of steampunk. It reminds us of the steampunk ... be Victorian brass and is covered in true steampunk style with over a hundred visible grommets.

Author: Kathe Hicks Albrecht

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501349348

Category: Art

Page: 208

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What is steampunk and why are people across the globe eagerly embracing its neo-Victorian aesthetic? Old-fashioned eye goggles, lace corsets, leather vests, brass gears and gadgets, mechanical clocks, the look appears across popular culture, in movies, art, fashion, and literature. But steampunk is both an aesthetic program and a way-of-life and its underlying philosophy is the key to its broad appeal. Steampunk champions a new autonomy for the individual caught up in today's technology-driven society. It expresses optimism for the future but it also delivers a note of caution about our human role in a world of ever more ubiquitous and powerful machines. Thus, despite adopting an aesthetic and lifestyle straight out of the Victorian scientific romance, steampunk addresses significant 21st-century concerns about what lies ahead for humankind. The movement recovers autonomy from prevailing trends even as it challenges us to ask what it is to be human today.
Categories: Art

Vintage Wedding Style

Vintage Wedding Style

RARELY DOES A BRIDE SAY that she wants a steampunk wedding. When Pamela approached me with her concept, I had to do a little research. Steampunk, it turns out, is a style that was inspired by the Victorian era—with a futuristic twist.

Author: Elizabeth Demos

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9781452124032

Category: Reference

Page: 208

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For every bride who dreams of making her special day exactly that—hers—this gorgeous book shows how to mix personal touches with vintage style for a truly meaningful celebration. From flea market chic to Great Gatsby grandeur, each chapter from wedding stylist Elizabeth Demos features photographs from real weddings and easy-to-follow instructions for achieving the look. Simple DIY projects make it easy for brides to add their own personal stamp. With 200 photographs, 12 inspiring mood boards, creative styling ideas, and guidance on sourcing accents and materials, Vintage Wedding Style bursts with brilliant ways to create an unforgettable wedding with a hint of vintage charm.
Categories: Reference