Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Steampunk Fascinator

Happy New Year!

So this year while making one of my Christmas gifts I had the opportunity of trying a new craft out.
 I got to use wire and beads for the first time while making a Seampunk Fascinator.
I made my first ganutell flower. Also known as Wire and Floss Flowers.

I used bronze and copper wires and combined it with some glass eye beads and swarovskian crystals for bling. All the metal supplies came from Unkamen Supplies. Check out their Etsy store for all sorts of beads, wires and jewelry making supplies.

Unkamen make the twisted spaced coils specifically for me for this project. They are great! I went for the twisted wires on the spaced coils for a more steampunky look.

Vintage keys and chains are a must for anything steampunk related. Unkamen supplies also makes all sorts of jump rings for chain mail. My brothers made the chain for me. I wasn't ready quite yet to get that into metal working.

And of course you have clock parts and gears for a steampunk facsinator. Yes, that is part of a zipper as well.

I dug through my box of scraps and found some interesting steampunky fabrics, trims and laces as well. Just a lot of cool random stuff.

This was a custom order for a good friend as a gift for her daughter. Modeled below by the daughter/recipient.

I liked the pop of colour that the peacock flowers added and couldn't resist throwing them into the array as well.

I shall do a tutorial on the ganutell flowers later. 

That is all for now! 

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