Yes! The peeps at North Light Books have bequeathed upon me a copy of Steampunk Emporium: Creating Fantastical Jewelry, Devices and Oddments from Assorted Cogs, Gears and Curios by Jema “Emilly Ladybird” Hewitt to give to one lucky reader of Recycled Crafts at! Can I get a whoo-hoo?!?! The author Jema was kind enough to do a little Q & A with me which I posted over at Sweater Surgery along with a fun quick and easy gear and Swarovski crystal earring project.

The details: Leave a comment here by Midnight June 16th, 2011 and you are in the running for a copy of Steampunk Emporium. The fine print: Open to USA residents only.

By Stefanie Girard


132 Comments so far

  1. mary on June 7, 2011 5:13 pm

    always looking for new ways to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and getting inspiration from this book should keppm me off of regretsy!@

  2. Tiffanie on June 7, 2011 5:27 pm

    I love Steampunk Jewelry. This is such an intersesting book. Love it!

  3. Josie on June 7, 2011 5:27 pm

    I love steampunk stuff and the jewelry is beautiful and unique.

  4. Lysa on June 7, 2011 5:28 pm

    I’ve been getting into steampunk since I’ve discovered it and this book would definitely be put to use. Thanks for the opportunity to win this awesome book!

  5. Jennette on June 7, 2011 5:29 pm

    Looks realy cool. I have wanted to try making some steampunk jewelry but not sure if I could do it!

  6. Lauren on June 7, 2011 5:33 pm

    I love steampunk!

  7. Darleen on June 7, 2011 5:34 pm

    This book is on my list to get – the best on Steampunk!

  8. Tina Wegner on June 7, 2011 5:36 pm

    Looks very interesting, could really learn to love a new kind of craft!

  9. sharon Dryjanski on June 7, 2011 5:38 pm

    That is the most awesome book …love steampunk and been addicted to that style for some. Great chance to make and get inspiration for the
    seniors center…

  10. Lisa on June 7, 2011 5:41 pm

    This is my favorite genre. I sure this book would give me inspiration.

  11. Dawn on June 7, 2011 5:43 pm

    I work with polymer clay and steampunk is one of the things I love to incorporate into my critters. I would really enjoy this book and adding to all of the ideas I have running through my head.

  12. Siobhan on June 7, 2011 5:43 pm

    That is so cool! I’ve really been having fun with steampunk lately.

  13. Natalie Quisenberry on June 7, 2011 5:44 pm

    My husband is totally into the steampunk look. He’s gradually incorporating the look into his “man cave.” Would love to win this and help him with decorating ideas!

  14. Page Turners Hollow on June 7, 2011 5:47 pm

    My husband and I would LOVE to make these fun pieces!

  15. Connie on June 7, 2011 5:50 pm

    Luv the aesthetic of scifi/fantasy edges with Victorian flair!!!

  16. Leslie on June 7, 2011 6:12 pm

    I love using recycled materials to make people and animals!

  17. southlakesmom on June 7, 2011 6:24 pm

    This is so my daughter. She loves Steampunk — and I’m with a Friends of the Library group that has an “attic” sale of all the stuff that comes in with donations that is not books — keys, brads, beads, etc. NOW we’ll know what to do with them, if we win the book!


  18. LeAnn on June 7, 2011 6:35 pm

    Whoo-hoo!!! Love steampunk!

  19. Jennie on June 7, 2011 6:42 pm

    I can never resist the lure of new craft books…. Mmmm…..

  20. Suzanna on June 7, 2011 6:47 pm

    Oh, this looks fantastic! I can’t wait to read it!

  21. Valerie on June 7, 2011 6:55 pm

    I love steampunk! It’s such a fun, elegant, and fascinating subculture!

  22. Michelle on June 7, 2011 6:57 pm

    Oooh, I would devour this book cover to cover!

  23. Lindsay nice on June 7, 2011 7:30 pm

    Ooooo this is a good one, pick me pick me :) fingers crossed

  24. Alisa on June 7, 2011 7:30 pm

    After reading how to make diy steampunk goggles recently this would be an awesome book to get more projects and inspiration from.

  25. Laura on June 7, 2011 7:53 pm

    We are doing a steampunk wedding for my DD this December this would be a great help. Thanks for all your wonderful postings.

  26. Kelly on June 7, 2011 7:57 pm

    I can never get enough how to’s, especially ideas on steampunk :)

  27. Anne on June 7, 2011 8:23 pm

    I embrace victorian and love to juxtapose the industrial, hard look of items like gears, typewriter keys, bullets and such into this revival style of jewelry we know as Steampunk! I’ve incorporated several steampunk looks into my line of jewelry and accessories and have been educating many that stop at my booth on the term, the look, the trend. Just love it!

  28. GM on June 7, 2011 8:37 pm

    This is going on my to read list (and on pinterest); I really hope I win!

  29. Heather Logsdon on June 7, 2011 8:46 pm

    I love the steampunk movement – what a great way to recycle and upcycle materials. I wonder what new projects I can play with in this book. =-)

  30. Brian S. on June 7, 2011 8:55 pm

    OMG! I want this so bad. I have gotten into the kick of making steampunk nerf guns and squirtguns.

  31. lissy on June 7, 2011 9:22 pm

    Where was this book when I had to make steampunk bridesmaid jewlery last month? Better late than never

  32. Rebecca on June 7, 2011 9:31 pm

    I have gotten so hardcore into steampunk, lately. So awesome. And steampunk craftiness? Um, YES.

  33. Steph on June 7, 2011 10:03 pm

    This looks like way too much fun! :D

  34. Katie on June 8, 2011 1:16 am

    *drools* This book is heaven! It’s at the top of my wishlist. I would definitely love to win a copy. Thanks for such a wonderful giveaway!

  35. Topaz on June 8, 2011 2:29 am

    Excellent, great giveaway! Thank you!

  36. Jessica C. on June 8, 2011 4:02 am

    I’d love to win, I love Steampunk! It is so cool!

  37. jenclair on June 8, 2011 4:57 am

    I make dolls, Little Eccentrics, and love to include steampunk elements!

  38. Jhana on June 8, 2011 5:05 am

    I can never get the right “look” when I try and make steampunky stuff. This book would sure help!!!!

  39. Gina on June 8, 2011 5:18 am

    Oh my! This is so cool. I love anything steampunk, upcycled, and multimedia.

  40. ShannonR2 on June 8, 2011 5:31 am

    I hadn’t seen this before, but it looks cool.

  41. Pat Upton on June 8, 2011 5:54 am

    Steampunk is awesome but I haven’t yet figured it out! I would love to get a hold of this book!

  42. Sara on June 8, 2011 6:33 am

    EEEKKKK!!! This looks awesome, I didn’t even know it existed & now I really want it.

  43. jacqueline koudry on June 8, 2011 6:39 am

    Steampunk is the greatest. Would love to win this.

  44. kathy mcelroy on June 8, 2011 7:09 am

    I love Steampunk!!! Please enter me in your drawing.

  45. Ami on June 8, 2011 7:11 am

    Oh, fabulous! I love Steampunk …well…anything!

  46. Debbie on June 8, 2011 7:58 am

    Love, love, love Steampunk! Victorian with a demented twist – I’m there. To have this book for inspiration would make me very happy! :)

  47. Mary Mac on June 8, 2011 8:06 am

    One of the best giveaways in along time. I love steampunk.

  48. Julie on June 8, 2011 8:11 am

    The age of victorian inginuity is gathering steam! It’s always inspiring to find new ways to blend the old & the new,from an age where possibilites that were only dreams that became realities only limited by what could be formed by hands…..sounds like a great guide to some beautiful pieces for the Dicken’s fair in cali too! ;]

  49. Fran DeWitte on June 8, 2011 8:15 am

    I would love to win the book: Steampunk Emporium. I love the style & have a great time
    making jewelry in this style.

  50. Linda on June 8, 2011 8:19 am

    I’ve recently been introduced to Steampunk and am entranced with this created era. I make jewelry to supplement my disability retirement income and this would be wonderful. Plus, I and my family would love to wear some of these created items!

  51. Laurie Hunt on June 8, 2011 8:31 am

    This looks like a great book. Thanks for the oportunity to win.

  52. Missy K. on June 8, 2011 8:50 am

    Ooooh. cool book. I love steam punk. Would love to learn to make jewelery.

  53. Chanterelle on June 8, 2011 9:32 am

    Steampunk. I love this stuff! It’s so cool.. Sort of out-of-this-world. Love it!

  54. Lisa on June 8, 2011 9:53 am

    Wahoo! Ultra sweet giveaway and a great way to use those odds and ends that I find I must have when I’m digging through “junk” boxes at antique stores!

  55. Kim R. on June 8, 2011 9:54 am

    I’d love a chance to enter!
    Thanks :)

  56. Alma Sanford on June 8, 2011 10:39 am

    I’d love to try new and interesting ideas, this would help my creative juices flowing.

  57. Michelle Mathey on June 8, 2011 11:15 am

    WOW!! What a cool book and so on trend too! Thanks for the chance to win!

  58. marlene on June 8, 2011 11:23 am

    Would love to win this book. I am just getting into Steampunk, so this would be a BIG HELP!!!

  59. Avrienne on June 8, 2011 11:38 am

    My husband actually tried to get me to buy a steampunk-themed craft book last time we were at the book store, and amazingly enough I still managed to walk out empty-handed! Somehow I have a feeling this was meant to be…

  60. Chrystine on June 8, 2011 12:33 pm

    I’m looking to integrate steampunk into my gourd art…I would love to have that book!

  61. Jingle on June 8, 2011 12:43 pm

    This is just awesome! I love steampunk jewelry and I need help because jewelry is not my usual area of crafting!

  62. Dollie on June 8, 2011 2:30 pm

    This is such an interesting book. Steampunk is making a big comeback!


  63. Lynn Pollock on June 8, 2011 2:30 pm

    Fascinating and fun!

  64. Mosaic Magpie on June 8, 2011 3:05 pm

    What a great book! I would love to win it. I took a look through it and there are so many neat projects.

  65. Ann on June 8, 2011 3:29 pm

    This is a great book and inspiring. Would love to win it.

  66. Sandi James on June 8, 2011 3:30 pm

    Woo Hoo and a woot woot too!

  67. Glenda on June 8, 2011 4:01 pm

    whoo-hoo!!! My hubby would kill for anything steampunked. He has been an avid follower since they began showing up. I’d love to win this for him (and I might just look over his shoulder too.) LOL

  68. Danielle F. on June 8, 2011 4:03 pm

    My friends and I have become obsessed with steampunk designs. I’ve started working on a costume and I think this book would be perfect for jewelry and trimmings ideas!

  69. Becky on June 8, 2011 4:19 pm

    This looks like a beautiful book – would love to see it up close and in person!

  70. Sarah on June 8, 2011 4:23 pm

    Oh, that would be wonderful, to be able to read up on how they make all of those intricate pieces – not to mention learn how to do some of it myself!!

  71. Sue Irvine on June 8, 2011 5:00 pm

    I love to repurpose things and would love to win this.

  72. Gail on June 8, 2011 9:27 pm

    i just inherited a sh%tload of old jewelry and whatnots from my late Mother. I’d Love to get some great ideas from this book!

  73. shobelle on June 8, 2011 9:54 pm

    Thank you for such an awesome opportunity!!!

    I would love to learn how to make more Steampunk items as it is such a neat genre.

    Thanks for the opportunity!!

    shonijunk (at) yahoo (dot) com

  74. Brittany on June 8, 2011 10:27 pm

    What a great book!

  75. Jane T in NW Louisiana on June 8, 2011 10:28 pm

    Looks like a fun book with interesting projects. I love books!!!!

  76. Cher on June 9, 2011 2:13 am

    I love recycling and my son has recently gotten me into steampunk

  77. Rick on June 9, 2011 2:24 am

    “Those gears and gyros clicking and whirring like the devil himself!”
    -Old Billy Bones

    my favorite quote from my favorite movie :)

  78. Betty Maple on June 9, 2011 4:09 am

    Big steam fan here!

  79. Carla on June 9, 2011 6:23 am

    Very cool! Thanks!

  80. Morgan on June 9, 2011 6:50 am

    I would love to get this book to get some more ideas and techniques for my Steampunk art.

  81. Matt on June 9, 2011 8:19 am

    Been meaning to get more into steampunk crafts & this would be perfect.

  82. Tamarah on June 9, 2011 8:22 am

    Steampunk – all the rage at the library. What a great genre to get creative with!

  83. Kathy on June 9, 2011 9:05 am

    would love this book!

  84. Emily C on June 9, 2011 11:27 am

    such a cool book. enter me. whoo-hoo.

  85. Nia on June 9, 2011 1:46 pm

    What a great prize! Maybe I will be the lucky winner!

  86. Sandy on June 9, 2011 2:31 pm

    I’m actually in the process of creating a steampunk art piece — serendipity. Would love to have as a resource.

  87. Jeanne on June 9, 2011 4:02 pm

    So excited to read this book. I love Steampunk inspired things and would love more inspiration!

  88. Jeanne on June 9, 2011 4:04 pm

    Looks like a book filled with inspiration. Can’t wait to read it.

  89. Elizabeth on June 10, 2011 8:51 am

    This is so up my alley. I have invested in some watch parts just to dabble in the steampunk pool. I would love and cherish this book. Good Luck everyone. Or as we say in the Southwest, Buena Suerte!!

  90. Miss Pippi on June 10, 2011 12:24 pm

    Exciting! Thanks for sharing!

  91. Elyse on June 10, 2011 1:16 pm

    My daughter is a college history major & a lover of Steampunk fashion (& the Victorian age that inspires it). She won first place at the San Francisco Legion Fantastique steampunk contest in 2010, based on her homemade costume (God bless her) & her studied knowledge of what was happening in industry & science in the Victorian age. As a single parent, I’m on a ridiculous budget, & as a college student, her budget is non-existent. I know she would put the book to good use, and she would also help out any of her friends who are also into historical costuming.

  92. Kate roeder on June 10, 2011 1:21 pm

    Oh my, a book to guide one thru the voyage of steampunk. Count me in!

  93. Gayle Montayo on June 10, 2011 3:17 pm

    What a fantastic giveaway! I love steampunk art! This would be a great book to have to explore new territory in the art world! Thank you for the opportunity to win this wonderful book!!! HUGS!

  94. Vangie on June 10, 2011 3:28 pm

    I make Steampunk hats; this would be a great way to decorate them!

  95. Nancy Johnston on June 10, 2011 5:10 pm

    Would LOVE to see it, let alone get it by winning. Thank you for the chance.

  96. Maria D. on June 10, 2011 6:14 pm

    I am making a steampunk outfit for the Jareth Ball and next Steampunk Ball. I would love a chance to get this book and make some cool jewelry to finish off my costume.

  97. Penny Kitzmiller on June 10, 2011 7:14 pm

    I would love to win this awesome book. Thank you for this chance.

  98. Sandy on June 10, 2011 9:14 pm

    Love steampunk, want to make some! This book would be way cool!

  99. connie on June 11, 2011 1:56 am

    I love the imaginative look of Steam punk. It allows you to think and create outside the box. The What if I do……

  100. Pat on June 11, 2011 2:55 am

    I’d love to learn more about this art form. Please enter me in the drawing.

  101. Doris on June 11, 2011 3:37 am

    Would love to learn more about steampunk – wondered why i bought those watch parts years ago.

  102. Margie on June 11, 2011 5:43 am

    I love steampunk and would love to win this book. Thanks for offering it!

  103. Sally Bowen on June 11, 2011 6:08 am

    Looks like a great book, of course I would LOVE to win it! Thanks for everything you do.

  104. Lizbeth on June 11, 2011 6:19 am

    This sounds like a very interesting book. Count me in. Thank you for the opportunity.

  105. Brandie on June 11, 2011 6:39 am

    I would love to get this book!!! I’m doing Steampunk costumes this fall. Steampunk is such an interesting mix of Industrial Revolution and Victorian elements….Thanks so much for offering this!!!:)

  106. Curtis on June 11, 2011 7:08 am

    How odd…a friend was just asking me a few days ago about doing a steampunk take on a popular sci-fi series…this would be a nice boost to the concept!

  107. Scheherezade on June 11, 2011 7:30 am

    I’ve seen this book at the craft store & it has some awesome ideas. I love the way it touches on a lot of different aspects of steam.

  108. Kristina Prince on June 11, 2011 9:48 am

    I make steampunk accessories, this would be a great idea inspiration book!

  109. Jeff Solmon on June 11, 2011 9:49 am

    Nifty book. And WhooHoo! ;)

  110. Frances on June 11, 2011 9:56 am

    I have been looking for a book like this. I like your ideas and follow you blog. Steampunk makes useful so fun.

  111. jacqueline koudry on June 11, 2011 10:45 am

    Wow! Another book I need to add to my library. Wouldn’t it be great to win it.

  112. Janice G. on June 11, 2011 2:57 pm


    I discovered Steampunk about a year ago when a designer I work with was doing a production of Othello in Steampunk. We all had a blast putting the costumes together and I’ve been trying out Steampunk techniques on my own ever since.

  113. julie m on June 11, 2011 3:10 pm

    i like gears and goggles and crazy machines, so steampunk is a natural. always like finding new books to read.

  114. Shubic on June 11, 2011 3:43 pm

    As a costumer, this would be a valuable tool! Pick me, pick me! :-) Love Victoriana & Steampunk!

  115. karine kersh on June 11, 2011 3:47 pm

    What a fabulous genre steanpunk is! I would love to have this book to spark my creativity!

  116. Cara on June 11, 2011 6:44 pm

    I love books like this! I was eying it and the one on steampunk jewelery every time I go to the book store. Besides I need more ideas on goggle and necklace building.

  117. Darlen e on June 12, 2011 8:06 am

    Sounds like a fantastic book!!! Thanks for offering this giveaway.

  118. Lauren Mack on June 12, 2011 12:31 pm

    How fun! I love Steampunk, although I am very new to it. Thanks!

  119. Karen J on June 12, 2011 1:51 pm

    This book looks so great! I absolutely LOVE steampunk jewelry and would love to make some myself!

  120. Ronda on June 12, 2011 2:45 pm

    That book is calling my name! I love Steampunk but am completely clueless.

  121. Kat on June 12, 2011 3:54 pm

    steampunk fun. need to accessorize for 20,000 leagues under the sea upcoming steampunk convention

  122. Pat Mc on June 12, 2011 8:58 pm

    Oh I would love to win this book ! I have been collecting “stuff” for awhile now, this looks like a great book to get it all together . Thank you for the chance to win one.

  123. KC Chatham on June 13, 2011 12:51 am

    I am a costuming project leader in our local 4H club. We have recently been learning about steampunk and this book would be an asset to our project. Our next project is a victorian costume and making our own jewelry and such, would be very educational.

  124. Janelle on June 13, 2011 8:07 am

    This book looks fantastic!!

  125. turtle on June 13, 2011 8:42 am

    Very VERY cool!!

  126. Muireann on June 13, 2011 9:29 pm

    This looks amazing, thanks for the chance to win!

  127. Dottie Rubalcaba on June 14, 2011 7:05 am

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE STEAMPUNK! So many talented unique artists! I would give my watch to win this book!

  128. Donna A Grimm on June 15, 2011 6:16 pm

    i would love a copy of your book,this is what i think i use as my alot of my project.
    which is anything that fits with the design or theme.

  129. starla on June 16, 2011 8:59 pm

    I love steampunk. It is the coolest thing out there right now.

  130. Dawn on June 6, 2013 12:22 pm

    Very cool! I love steampunk.

  131. selena tancak on February 26, 2014 3:34 pm

    I love steampunk! I would love this for ideas!

  132. N.B. on May 15, 2014 2:23 pm

    A great one to add to the collection of fun!

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