I just finished reading Gail Carriger's fourth book, Heartless, in the Parasol Protectorate Series (a Steampunk fictional tale about vampires, werewolves, romance, and manners). As a Ph.D. student reading is my primary job, but this was certainly a vacation! I started the series two weeks ago and I am now finished with all of the currently available volumes. Carriger's next installment in the PPS, Timeless, debuts in March 2010. In between my feverish reading I was tinkering away. Here is a necklace I made that was inspired by the PPS's heroine, Lady Alexia Macoon. Lady Macoon sadly, because she is soulless, has no sense for fashion and relies solely on others. Her French maid, Angelique might have chosen this as an accoutrement to one of her mistress's outfits!
One of my favorite creations--this necklace is made with plush purple velvet ribbon, gray ribbed lace ribbon, vintage gold beads, a clock cog (of course!), and part of a vintage clip on earring. The earring is an intricate piece because of the etched blue cameo set in the metal and accented with pearls.
Handsewn and made--this will be a hard creation to part with! If you haven't already, check out Gail Carriger's website (with lots of great posts to hold you over until March). Sigh, I wish I could just build a time traveling device so that I could pick up the book earlier. I'm dying to know what adventure our heroine will undertake next!
What Steampunk Fiction are you reading?