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Steampunk Goggles: A Tutorial by FenrisDesigns Steampunk Goggles: A Tutorial by FenrisDesigns
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So far, this tutorial was used in the construction of:

Completed Works
Goggles by divinescape
The Gogglepatch by CabbyHat
Steampunk Horrible by FaustProuvaire
Stargazer Steam-Goggles by HiddenRelevance
Steampunk Goggles by BasiliskZero
Steam Punk'd Goggles by willielowman
Steampunk by 01000010
GOGGLES by TheElle
Steampunk Goggles by waterostrich
Brass Goggles Ver 1 by Reelah
Steampunk - Goggles - Edit by My-Friends-Are-Owls
My Steampunk Goggles by TimTheScarecrow
Steampunk Goggles by masquerangel
Twins Steampunk Goggles by Azralorne
Fun with Crafts by Inveighed
Steampunk Goggles by ladythesta
Steampunk Goggles 1 by Kenta-Rin
My Steampunk Goggles by nitemareking
Steampunk Goggles by Tal27
Simply Steampunk by CircusPup
Steampunk Goggles: Sorta. by Dragsis
D.A. Steampunk Googles by Ferreticus
Neovictorian Goggles by holy-descendant
steam punk goggoes by poetzy
Steampunk Goggles by Jemmikah-san
Steampunk'd by DavinciPixi
Canadian Steampunk Goggles by NymAulth
Steampunk Goggles by Rogue-Nakashima
Steampunk Googles by KellyZak
Steampunk Goggles by Kayne314
Steampunk goggles by MasqueradeLover
Steampunk Goggles by Jmaczek
Steampunk Goggles by ceanji
Completed! My Leather Steampunk Goggles by DreamSteam
Steampunk Goggles by raegar
Steampunk Goggles and Lenses by HDorsettcase
Steampunk goggles 2 by pwcca87
.:Steampunk Goggles:. by sisteroftheflame
Gogglefied by GaBrIeLlA123
Steampunk Goggles by Nightpunk
Steampunk Goggles side by pakak-plushie
Steampunk Goggles by BlueLint
Pineapple Goggles by angermuffin
Steampunk goggles by Soldier-Ell
costume goggles by xxnitrostarxx
Steampunk Goggles - Earhart by colormecrazi
Steampunk Goggles Activate by dinn
Halloween Steampunk goggles by Enocher
.Brass Goggles by evil-chibi3
Steampunk Aviator Goggles by kyphoscoliosis
Steampunk Goggles by Emoeba
goggles--finished by keyismykitty
heart Steampunk goggles by GodessFae
Ze Goggles by MugenOverlord
My Steampunk Goggle by RF-redfox
Airship Pirate by GhostArtwork
Steampunk Goggles by katiemae18
Daynon by danonx
Steampunk Cosplay 1 by Ciechi
My Steampunk Goggles by elinox
Steampunk Brass Goggles by Rammsteampunk
Steampunk goggles by Susan Gregory
Visionary goggles by Marco Antonio
Optician Goggles by RubberCucumber
3D Goggles by hawk-flight
Steam Punk Aviation Goggles by AnonymousDub
My first steampunk goggles I by LiadinLadonfang
Goggles 1 by Darkside0326
Steampunk Goggles by Alphawolfspirit
First steampunk goggles 5 by DreamingOfAutumn
finished steampunk goggles by Ookaminami
Punk. by SurvivalBiscuit
Steampunk Goggles by RetteMichMeineLiebe
Steampunk Goggles by AutumnPhyre
Steampunk Goggles by emma-hobbit
Steampunk Goggle by CaptainSeawolf
mein steampunk goggles by LemonadeSalads
SteamMason Goggles by Akayama
Me and my goggles (i made) by BarkIkiri
Steampunk Goggles!! by Zombrainz
Steampunk goggles by drakora5588
Cybergoth Goggles by Skarlet-Raven
My First Steampunk Goggles by TheGregoryThomas
Steampunk goggles or why I can't do crafts alone by princesssnowman
Brass Goggles by thousandkcity
Steampunk Sight by KatVampire
Winged Steampunk Goggles by Safe-As-Houses
3D Brass Goggles by Flashlighted
Steampunk Aviator Goggles by Ittarius
Look at what I made! by Jopale-Opal

If you choose to use this tutorial as part of a project, please let me know the result. I shall post a link to your goggles here. Let me see your creative side.

Made without special materials or tools, for under forty dollars USD. Ideal for anyone with a taste for the Neo-Victorian and with too much time on their hands. Therefore, tinkering, deviating, and rule breaking are strongly encouraged.

Materials used:
2 mason jar lids (detachable rings like you often see on gourmet preserves.)
tan suede leather
brass belt buckle
4 rectangular brass links
1/2-inch strip sheepshide, unshaven. Sample was cut from a chair cover
A little black oil paint
14 capnuts, 1/4 inch wide
2 wingnuts
a pack of eyelets
Grey smoked Plexiglass

Note that all materials listed are suggestions, not requirements.
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Given 2009-03-01
Steampunk Goggles: A Tutorial by =Fenris-the-Red-Wolf is an ingenious tutorial if you are short on cash or inspiration to kick start you into crafting this Neo-Victorian subculture accessory.All the materials are easy to come by or can be adapted to your own personal tastes. Thank you for sharing. ( Featured by znow-white )
I've only seen a couple tutorials about making your own steampunk goggles and this is the best one so far! :D I really like how everything was step by step and the outcome was awesome! The instructions are clear and precise. I especially love the lunch bit though haha :).....writing critiques are hard :I i always run out of words towards the end!!! Oh yeah! These would go perfect with all the random ideas i come up with for steampunk fashion. Thank you very much for posting this :) I hope to see more sometime.
-sincerely with much admiration and very little words
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I love it! It was soooo helpful with my costume project (steampunk) that i was making for an art project, and the costume i was wearing to the local (?) anime convention that was last month. I think you are really good on stuff like this, and i they looked at several of your other things and they are amazing! I love you all :)
I Love Your Art Work. Especially your steam punk stuff.
Lol now im basically just typing how much i like ur stuff to meet the minimum word count. lol. i think you should make more stuff like this :)
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ghostmind309 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
What are those metal rectangular link things called and where (in Michigan) can I get them besides the Hobby Lobby?
FenrisDesigns Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
I usually see them in fabric and craft shops, among the buckles and fasteners (D-rings, toggles, perhaps even buttons and clip fasteners.)
Dunkelkatze Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm making them right now and the connection of the eye-parts was a bit of a challenge. But the rest worked out just fine. They sure will look awesome in the end :)
FenrisDesigns Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I hope so too. Good luck!
Lionwoman Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
No way, you have the same plate as I o_o
FenrisDesigns Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Wow. And I'm willing to bet that plate's older than me. XD
Lionwoman Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
I think same as me
TheLadyCrimson Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Can I hug you, I'd like to hug you for this! 
HUfan330 Featured By Owner May 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
very cool. i might use this for my steampunk costume ^.^
Sampb Featured By Owner May 22, 2015
Great work!!!
camboss Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014
That's so cool.
GhostBA1T Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014
dammit i thought i was being original XD
DarthVannatter Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014
Oh. My. Gosh. How brilliant you are. This tutorial is the best one I've seen and I've been searching for a goggle tutorial for two months. *thumbs up* good work.
haswaytoomanyOcs Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
These are so great. Do you take commissions for them?
FenrisDesigns Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Unfortunately, no.
teachspiderstoread Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist
how did you make they diy eyelets? A friend and I are making something like this for her comiccon cosplay
FenrisDesigns Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I picked up a pack of eyelets similar to these at a nearby hobby store, but I think most fabric stores have them too. IIRC the halves can be hammered together or squeezed into place with pliers.
tomytieneblas74 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Wow !! I'm a huge admirer of Steampunk and I like this DIY  tutorial here ! :D
capricorncat Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
who knows where to find lenses
FenrisDesigns Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I went to a glass cutter to get my lenses done. Brought the jar lid along as a reference.
capricorncat Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
um can i  be more simple i am only 11
FenrisDesigns Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Sure. There are a number of different solutions for lenses, even different materials that could be used. Check out the examples in the description, some of them have pretty good ideas. The project is all about creativity and rule-breaking. ;)
capricorncat Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
bassbastard Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014
Love this
Jopale-Opal Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your tutorial has been quite useful and this is the result I made…
FenrisDesigns Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for sharing. Just added it to the list. :3
NoOneCaresxD Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is awesome *-*
ravenviolet777 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have wanted steampunk goggles for so long!!!
I have yet to use this tutorial, but I am thanking you in advance! Thank you so, so much.....
oasiaris Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Cool! I'm going to have a look around the house, and visit a hardware store. :)
Sihir-Wazi Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
!I want try it! thank you for share this^^
la-di-daaa Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013

can I replace one eye with a pocket watch?


FenrisDesigns Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Sure! If you know a way to integrate it, that definitely would be a clever design!
Grnicat Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
I might give this a go myself. Nice work!
Ittarius Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
Thanks so much for this tutorial! I've been wanting to make goggles for ages but never had the ideas or motivation to actually do it, lol.
Here be my goggles! :D…
FenrisDesigns Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Just added it to the list. Thanks for sharing!
Ittarius Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
Thanks for making the tutorial! :D
draWCo Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

How did you know how big to get the glass cut?

FenrisDesigns Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
The cap for the mason jar lid was the perfect size for it.
draWCo Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

ok thanks! ive decided to make a pair myself and ive got a nice size chunk of plexi glass laying around in my garage but didnt know how big to cut it.


lAtelierdesReves Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Student General Artist
That's a pretty nice tutorial, thankyou for sharing. You did a great job!
awsome84 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist
This is frikken awesome dude...Where did you get the leather?
FenrisDesigns Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I got it in 9x12 pieces at Hobby Lobby. I think most hobby shops or fabric shops will have similar.
awsome84 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist
:D Oh! Okay, thank you~
Flashlighted Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist
This tutorial gave me the motivation to actually do something with my summer Huzzah!
These are my goggles!…
FenrisDesigns Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Lol, nice. Just updated the list. :)
Flashlighted Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist
Haha, thanks
Flashlighted Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist
I'm sorry if someone already asked, but what's the length of the leather you used? Not for the circumference but for the length of the eye-cup?
FenrisDesigns Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Unrolled, the whole thing is about 9 inches long. That's enough to go around the frame and overlap a little for stitching.

For width, it's about 2 3/4 inches at the widest, slightly more than however deep the frame is at the narrowest. Again, that depends entirely on the shape of your head.
Flashlighted Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist
Thank you!
PrussianAwesomenes Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
Thanks a lot for this tutorial! I'm currently making my own goggles based on this tutorial, and I really liked the idea of 'aging'. But instead of using black oil paint, I used dark brown, which gives it kind of a bronze look. I also aged the capnuts and wingnuts. I really like this technique! ^^ The leather cutting part was kind of tricky for me though, since I didn't have the exact mesurements. I still made it! What I really like about your tutorial is that you leave space for our ideas. Like I decided to use black leatherette instead of brown. Once again, thank you for this lovely tutorial. Keep it up!
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