Free Steampunk Jewelry eBook: 4 Free Beading Jewelry Projects
What is steampunk? Steampunk is a style that can be characterized as romantic yet edgy; industrial but artistic. Steampunk is the combination of your favorite science fiction book and your favorite romance novel with equal parts metal and lace. Steampunk jewelry has captured the imagination of jewelry makers for the last few years now, and it’s not a trend that we see going away any time soon.
In this free 4 Free Steampunk Jewelry Ideas eBook, you will learn exactly what steampunk is and the origin of steampunk in the science-fiction world. You might feel intimidated at the thought of creating your own steampunk jewelry, but the style is really very easy to create. Part of the fun of creating your own steampunk jewelry is finding steampunk supplies—the beads, buttons, fabrics and decorative components that go into a steampunk jewelry pattern are as close as a trip to your local hardware store and a good dig through your bead stash. You will love making steampunk jewelry that is sure to capture your creativity and imagination. Still feeling a little overwhelmed by steampunk? Relax! You can make steampunk jewelry with 4 favorite steampunk projects at your fingertips right now! Enhance your jewelry designs and boost your jewelry-making skills with tips on how to bead with unique materials.
Free Steampunk Jewelry Projects
Bead Embellished Buttons by Michelle Mach
Use your favorite vintage or funky fabrics to make your own bead embroidered buttons with Michelle Mach’s Bead Embellished Buttons. Create a pair of earrings with two bead embellished buttons, use a single button as a snazzy purse closure, or string a bunch together for a bracelet. You can also use your fabric as color inspiration for the seed beads. These bead embroidered buttons would make great clasps for a necklace or bracelet, too.
Multi-Metal and Cold-Connected bracelet by Helen Driggs
If you love using metal clay, Helen Driggs’ Multi-Metal and Cold-Connected bracelet project is a perfect example of the industrial side of steampunk jewelry. A beginner can easily create the circle units in this bracelet, but beware: making them becomes highly addictive.As you experiment and fabricate, you’ll also be honing your ability to measure, divide, drill, texture, saw pierce, patina and design! Once you master the construction of the circles, you’ll want to vary them and take your jewelry further.
Sassy Sisters bracelet design by Jean Campbell
For a fun twist on jewelry, try Jean Campbell’s Sassy Sisters bracelet – it uses tiny keys, buttons and charms to create a personal statement bracelet. This bracelet celebrates the trio of women in the designer’s family. Because the photographs are so subtle, they will probably just look like small, organic patterns from far away, but the wearer will know she’s surrounded by the women who love her. Add your own special photos to charms or buttons to create a special jewelry keepsake.
Funky Romance by Marlene Blessing
Create a graceful beaded necklace with Marlene Blessing’s Funky Romance from our very own Best of Stringing: Steampunk eBook. Skeleton keys, gears, industrial hardware, and other steampunk supplies make up incredible necklaces with a one-of-a-kind style. Learn jewelry-making techniques while getting insight on how to bead with jewelry designs to unlock your creative side!
Whether you prefer the softer side of steampunk or the more industrial side, I hope you enjoy getting started with making steampunk jewelry in this free 4 Free Steampunk Jewelry Ideas eBook! Once you get the hang of it, you’ll find inspiration for making steampunk jewelry everywhere you look! What do you love about steampunk jewelry? Is it the romantic aspect with the flowers and insects? Or maybe you like the edgier and industrial components – personally, I can’t get enough of the keys and watch gears! Leave a comment on the blog and share your thoughts!