Can we just say that our blog readers are VERY TALENTED writers?!! This was so much fun, everyone submitted rich, imaginative Steampunk Characters!
The WINNER of our Steampunk Chronicles Giveaway is…..
“My father, Hugo Smith, always told me, “Caroline, you have to have the right tool for the right job.” I loved watching him at work when I was a little girl. He was a metalsmith, and made everything from horseshoes to church bells in our country village. In the evenings, my mother would make fanciful drawings of elaborate armor, helmets and chain maille, and Dad would bring her creations to life. These were sold to wealthy collectors near and far. When I was around 12, he made me a little set of hammers with designs on the ends and showed me how to smash them onto metal to make images. He then took these pieces of metal and attached them onto helmets and breastplates, using a variety of tools and different types of metal. I went in a slightly different direction as I grew older, creating beautiful hats, headpieces and ceremonial garments decorated with my own metal designs – hearts, keys, cogs, gears and oddments. My designs are now very popular, and are seen all over Victorian England. My two daughters work with me in our successful business and love it as much as I do.“
Thank you to everyone who participated. We’ll announce our Frosted Forest Giveaway next week!