Author(s): Jema "Emilly Ladybird" Hewitt
From a UK author, the clear step-by-step explanations and photographs show how to make the projects. Atmospheric photography throughout the book, draws the reader in. You are invited to join adventuress Emilly Ladybird as she heads off on a fantastical journey of discovery. While searching out strange artefacts for her employers Dickens and Rivett she encounters an array of astounding characters and visions. In this book she will share her exploits and observations. She will then carefully guide the reader through how to make beautiful jewellery and accessories inspired by the fairies, vampires and other intriguing creatures she met on her travels. The book features 20 projects in themed chapters, each one opening with a short story that introduces a highly individual steampunk character. The book is inspirational as well as practical, aiming to give a real feel for the style of the subject as a whole. All projects are designed to be completed by a reader with no previous experience in jewellery construction, but are still interesting and inspirational enough to be of interest to the more advanced crafter.
Jema Hewitt is a jewellery artist and costume designer. She designs and creates unique fanciful objects d'art and also writes books and articles to inspire others to do the same. She lives among the rolling hills of Derbyshire, UK. Her style incorporates vintage and found objects with polymer clay, filigree and fabric. Her work is exhibited in museums and galleries across the country and she has a large international fanbase among the steampunk and altered-art communities.