These Steampunk Goggles inspired by, amongst others, the work of Gogglerman on Instructables and Jake Van Slatt at The Steampunk Workshop, are an attempt to combine the Steampunk aesthetic with production of some functional eye-wear which would produce excellent lighting and variable magnification. I use commercial loupes in my day-to-day job and have an old pair for use in my shop as needed, so really this was just an excuse to make something I considered aesthetically pleasing, satisfying to make and well into the Steampunk genre. I apologize for any lack of detail, but I would think that this would be more of an inspirational jumping-off place to go out and make something of your own, rather than a detailed "how-I-did-it" account.
Step 1: Making the Lens Holders
The actual goggles, the part that holds the lenses in front of the eyes is the body of the design, just as the frame holds the spectacle lenses. I made these from 1/8" recycled brass sheet which I got at the metal recycling plant. I annealed the sheet by heating to red-heat with a gas blowtorch and then quenching in cold water, before cutting with tin snips to fit the paper template. Annealing makes brass and copper soft and easier to work with. I used a stainless steel former, again acquired from a scrapyard, around which to bend the sheet and held the curvature with a wire wrap before soldering. The external brass ring was used for aesthetics rather than because it was absolutely necessary.