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Steampunk Emporium: Creating Fantastical Jewelry, Devices and Oddments from Assorted Cogs, Gears and Curios by [Hewitt, Jema "Emilly Ladybird"]
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About the Author

Jema Hewitt is a freelance craft writer as well as a costume and jewellery designer. She has written articles on the steampunk genre for Making Jewellery Magazine and Craft Stamper. Hewitt has also written books on beading and jewellery making and has two best-selling DVDs on tiara making. Hewitt currently resides in Derbyshire. Visit www.steampunkjewellery.co.uk

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 12944 KB
  • Print Length: 128 pages
  • Publisher: North Light Books (26 May 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0056J62GG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 23 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #275,493 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Steampunk Emporium utterly captured my imagination as the author's alter ego Emilly Ladybird regaled us with anecdotes from her Victorian space adventures presenting the most intriguing characters such as the spirited Airship Pirate Andromeda Darkstorm and the Dashing explorer Lord Barham.

Meanwhile Jema herself takes us through step by step, beautifully illustrated, guides on how to create their rather exquisite accessories.
Each project introduces new techniques and includes sources lists, tricks and tips. Worth it for the art work alone this book is both a fantastical escape and unconventional approach to jewellery making.

I am both hoping for a sequel and that Ms Ladybird will be releasing her journals to the populous enabling us to live vicariously through her and the rather exuberant Mr Woppit.

Meanwhile I will have to make do with the lovely steampunk sparkles this book has shown me how to make. A must for all enthusiast of the clockworks crinoline and brass tech genre.
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Jema Hewitt's whimsically humorous style is always a joy to read, even if you can't make jewellery.
At first sight I thought the things were going to be right out of my class, but I still loved the stories and pictures in this beautifully designed and presented book. On looking more carefully I saw that there was a range of items illustrated and described and that some were easy enough for me to get started on.
The photographs are good, the instructions clear.
This would make a great gift for an artistic friend. Although described as "paperback" it is sturdy and handles easily.
Imaginative, fun - and a good price.
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Upon receiving this book I sat down and read it cover to cover. I love the characters' and story lines that go with each collection. I've never seen a project but with this detail, it makes it fun and captures the imagination. All the pages are beautifully laid out.
But what I love about this book mostly are the projects. With each project the author has shared many techniques and a full colour photo step by step guide for making each component for each piece. The techniques can be mixed and matched to develop your own fantastic ideas.
This book will defiantly be well thumbed through and dog-eared from much use as it's so full of knowledge and inspiration.
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Well written and the photography is amazing. All the projects have well written and photographed step by step instructions, with lots of them instead of just a few projects and lots of flagellation about the artist that, lets face it no one wants to read page after page.
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It is nice to stumble upon any book in a craft shop that draws your eye. Too often you see books that the projects look so poorly presented in you cant even imagine wanting to make them.
Jema's book does not do that at all and it almost looks like a coffee table art book than a craft book, something your happy to leave out for others to pick up.
Now i'm a terrible buy a "how to book" and then never do, kind of guy.So it's really nice to actually be able to read the unfolding story of Emilly Ladybirds adventures within. knowing if you never actually get around to making the projects your money isnt wasted as the story within stands a good head and shoulders above many of the steampunk stories on the market.

Having said that the book is so well laid out as a craft book your never in any wonder as to how to do anything. There is even an extra how to section at the back, inspiring your own creativity to rise.

Its really an all round nice book and although only one project section appears aimed at Gentlemen "like myself" the womens projects are incredibly adaptable. The well dressed and unique steampunk needs to buy this book.
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I have some simple requirements when it comes to a book of instructions. It has to present the subject matter in a clear and concise fashion, without confusing the reader, it has to make the reader believe they can take on the projects and actually complete them and it also has to educate and entertain the reader! Very simple requirements that are beautifully fulfilled in this book! Jema has created a fantasticly visual and entertaining book that delights the senses and excites the reader! I love it! The projects included are punctuated with wonderful comments from Emilly Ladybird which helps to set the mind whirring! Apt really when you think about all the cogs involved in steampunk!

This book is a great introduction to playing with polymer clay, embossing, shrinkies and so on. A beginner to any of those mediums could pick it up and manage to create something fun. You could then easily take the techniques learned and go on to create your own designs.

The only issue I have with this book is that it leads to a whole new purchasing experience as you gather together everything you feel you need! One wise bit of advice from Jema is to choose one medium (polymer clay or shrink plastic etc) and master that, before you then move onto the next medium!
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A lovely, well written, book with clear step by step instructions and and images for a range of projects from the simple to the fiendishly difficult, along with a wealth of suggestions for customisations and useful lists of supplies, suppliers and techniques. A must for any crafty steampunk fan!
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