Steampunk Jewelry

Steampunk Jewelry (necklace)

Steampunk jewelry is just part of the steampunk look. Check out  "Doll Repair" for the full story on the Miss Dolly makeover.  Amazing before and after photos on this doll makeover with a steampunk look. This page highlights the steampunk jewelry, but there is much more to this steampunk look.  Also check out "doll sewing pattern" for the making of the steampunk dress, and  "boots", "make-up", and "vest".

Fot the jewelry we used the traditional steampunk gears which can be found at any fabric store. Could use the real thing too.  We used scraps of ribbon to thread the gears, a few stitches to hold it together, a snap on the back to hold it together, and wallah!  


Steampunk Bracelet

For this steampunk bracelet, we used these adorable old steampunk safety pins we found at JoAnn's Fabric. Just pin them together until the fit is right. Super easy for any project.  

 Also the skirt below was embellished with scallops created by these same safety pins. We also used the safety pins to make the scallops on the skirt below. For the details on the making of this dress, vest, makeup, boots, and general repair

steampunk belt

Pictured in the photo above is a steampunk inspired belt. To make this belt you need a small buckle (usually found at a fabric store), and in this case, a brown leather scrap from the making of the vest. Super easy and so cute!


What is Steampunk

 Steampunk works are often from the 19th century's British Victorian Era or American Wild West in a post apocalyptic future during which steam power has maintained mainstream use, or in a fantasy world that similarly employs steam power. Steampunk perhaps most recognisably features anachronistic technologies or retro-futuristic inventions as people in the 19th century might have envisioned them, and is likewise rooted in the era's perspective on fashion, culture, architectural style, and art. Such technology may include fictional machines like those found in the works of  H.G. Wells and Jules Verne.



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Hello. My name is Pam.  Welcome to theDIYeffect.com, previously known as RetroSewing.net.  Thank you for  visiting.  We're updating the design and content, so  things are changing, but it will be worth it when done. 

Much has happened since I started this website in 2009.  A big move to the country, lots of remodeling, gardening, experimenting with recipes, party planning and parties are just some of the activities keeping our family busy.  Living in the country is full of new, exciting things to do and discover.  I love the fresh air, wild life, and beautiful country views, not to mention new experiences,  like watching my husband learn to drive a tractor. 

Our life is full of DIY's, and that's how theDIYeffect.com was born.  Retrosewing will always be a part of theDiyeffect.com, and retro sewing projects will continue, but this change of name (RetroSewing to theDIYeffect.com) will accommodate all our DIY activities, including "Home Improvements",  "Recipes", "Gluten-Free Recipes",  "Growing a Square Foot Garden", "Party Planning Ideas",  and of course "Sewing".  I'll soon be posting the adorable "1950's Playsuit" with romper and skirt,  as well as many other DIY's. Hope you'll join us.

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