Steampunk Style Jewelry by Jean Campbell
Steampunk Style Jewelry: victorian, fantasy, and mechanical necklaces, bracelets, and earrings – Jean Campbell 24.99; ISBN – 13 – 978-1-58923-475-8; ISBN – 10 – 1-58923-475-8; Quayside Publishing Group- Creative Publishing Internaltional, Inc; 400 First Avenue North, Suite 300, Minneapolis, MN 55401; ©2009 Creative Publishing International, Inc
A fun and colorful book with old and new pictures , basic jewelry making techniques, with historical data as well as jewelry designs. Instructions are mostly written but very easy to follow. The full color photos are excellent and designs very “Steampunky” . Use of natural materials are emphasized and designs very unique. The historical steampunk (industrial age meets victorian) data is well written and very informative. I loved reading the historical accounts. If you are heading in the direction of steampunk in your jewelry designs this book is educational as well as informative. A wonderful book for any jeweler’s library. The cover is a heavy cardboard which should last for many more years than the general paper bound book. Although the cost is quite high at 24.99, I definitely recommend this book to others and would repurchase this book, if not for the designs for the articles. It is an extremely well thought out and beautifully designed book.
I would rate this book at a 9.5 out of 10 points.