Medal Bonanza!

​So I've had a bit of medal itch lately, they're fun and pretty easy to make. Some take a bit longer and demands a bit more concentration, but generally just plain good fun to make! =)

Thought I'd get it all over real quick and just post the past weeks worth of medals in one post, hope you find something you like looking at otherwise I recommend scrolling real quick ;)

Have a great week! 

Steam On! 🎩

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Jabberwocky Foods Inc, CA commission

​Some time ago I was approached by Susann Edmonds, the owner of Jabberwocky Foods Inc. She had seen some of my medals at Steampunk Tendencies on Facebook, so she was curious if I'd be interested in making a commission. The company was going to have a competition and Susann thought prize medals would be a great idea, so here they are!

The colours, stripes and the keyhole resembles the actually products, but for the adornments the only limits where pirate theme and steampunk! 

The medals are on their way to California as I type and I sincerely look forward to hearing Susann's  first hand impression! =)

Steam On Punks! :D

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Extended bracelet for Emperor Ming's courtier

I'm making an outfit for the event "Gordon Lives!" that is held at the Asylum, Lincoln, this year. Wasn't sure what to wear for it until, when in Chinatown, I stumbled across an astounding dress and a fine robe to go with it (will post pictures at a later time). So the outfit started to take shape, soon I found a suitable corset which I'm modifying at the moment. Then I took a look at the old Flash Gordon movie and the outfits used to see if I somehow could steampunk some of that look. That is what sent me off looking into classical Chinese and Asian headdresses, so forth I had to make a headdress and jewelry!

The extended bracelet is the result of these endeavors, the headdress is not quite finished, I'm waiting for materials to arrive. But this hand jewel I was able to finish with what I had laying about. 

The bracelet and nails are built up with metal filigree findings generally used for scrap-booking, shaped  after each finger, linked together with chains. Adorned with fresh water pearls and glass beads. In the second collage, you can see the development from the first layout on my hand, to the finished result.

Hope you enjoyed this post! 

Steam On!



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Nurse outfit & accessories

Going to the Asylum this year with friends, I was thinking of making a steampunk nurse outfit as it kind of seemed fitting somehow :)

The corset caught my eye and I decided to make the outfit around it, so it set the colour scheme, which I know some people find rather garish. But at least I'll stick out in a crowd!

I did some research on´how nurses outfits looked back in the 1880-1920ish and found the clothing utterly boring, and decided to just go nuts with the theme. So this is a mix of pure fantasy/victorian/western and what I think looked good together.

The jewelry I made to go with this specific outfit, so hence the crosses and red and white fresh water pearls. The ankhs is a bit of a flirt with the Victorian eras fascination with all things Egyptian. 

The backpack seemed like a practical thing to add, and was fun to make, Specially the Rx symbol, I made that from an old brush handle and some plastic clay. The backpack itself has a foam base which is lined with fabric. The hat has the same kind of base and lining. 

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Me, myself and I and... I ;)

​Stefan took pictures of some jewelry I made, this photo was one of those. The necklace didn't show too well, but I liked the light and decided to play around a bit with it to see what I ended up with. This is it, from start to finish. 

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​I thought I needed some jewelry to go with my steampunk outfits and as usual I have a hard time stopping LOL So what started out as one bracelet, soon got out of hand and evolved into several sets of jewelry. Definately fun to make, testing them out one by one now for wearability, some things one has to learn the hard way! =)

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Neo-Victorian Mad Hatress Outfit 

The very first outfit I designed from scratch. Husband bought this wonderful piece of fabric and I had no idea of what to make of it. So the outcome was this neo-victorian steampunk outfit, which I can alternate from Mad Hatress to posh victorian lady depending on mood =)

The black lace bustle I added as an overskirt to add volume to the back and get a more victorian look. The fringes gave it a more whimsical and playful touch, hey, it's steampunk! Can't be too serious then, can you? ;)

The Mad hatter hat is also my own design and making, made from cardboard, covered in cloth and some piping and other details.

The medal is also my own design and making.

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Now this blog has a post ;)

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