Monday, February 8, 2010

Steampunk Weekly - 02.08.10

DIY Steampunk

Steampunk is known for recycling old pieces or ideas (usually Victorian-themed) into new shiny cool objects.

With a surge in the steampunk genre these days, the creativity is showing itself in other than just by the written word.

The picture above includes a sextant and compass strategically placed on a side table to steampunk a home. What a concept. Steampunking your home or office. You can ideas from Sarah Tennant in the Do-It-Yourself Steampunk Home D├ęcor Ideas Nov 11, 2009 article.

Victorian naturalist decorating
is based on the 18th-century obsession with
observing, cataloguing and categorising nature.
Steampunk adds retro-futuristic elements.

Instead of the usual costumes, guns and goggles, below are some other steampunk items out there that you can try your hand at.

Steampunk Scrapbooking
created by My Artful Adventures

created by The Scrappy Kat

Steampunk fabric available for maybe a tote bag?

drawn by Donnie Bruce
available at Marsbarn Designs

Steampunk embroidery

Cog in the machine
by Urban Threads

Urban Threads offers lots of steampunkery designs and free project tutorials to incorporate the embroidery designs.

Like a steampunk satchel

or a cell phone corset

and a tiny top hat - so cute!

Steampunk jewelry - lots of stuff on etsy

but just in...
The latest steampunk-inspired necklace
created by Misty of Book Rat

If you have any steampunk crafts, I'd love to see them.

Some steam is coming my way...

Emeryville, CA
March 12-14, 2010
I won't be able to make it, but do tell me if you do...

*my weekly post on things steampunk (Victorian sci-fi/fantasy)
*totally inspired by steampunk posts written by Celia of adventures of cecelia bedelia


  1. Love it!!!
    You have an award waiting for you on my blog!

    Emma Michaels

  2. Those are some great steampunk pics and ideas! Love it!

  3. Gotta love steampunk. I've never thought of a steampunk cell phone corset *humm.* Great post!

    PS: I just finished looking through "Steampunk-Style Jewelry" by Jean Campbell (published Jan. 1, 2010). It spotlights select jewelry (and how to make them) as well as interesting mini-articles on the history of steampunk, steampunk music, etc. Definitely worth it for the pictures.

  4. Oh! The cell phone corsets are too funny. Great collection, V!


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