Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Have you found your ‘Steampunk’ ?

Well….I have to admit I didn’t know what ‘steampunk’ was until I already had some! heehee!

It could have been a way to travel….or a crazy dance for all I knew! But according to ehow, this is the definition of Steampunk….

“Steampunk has a bit of an obsession with time. As such, watches of all types, including wristwatches and pocketwatches, are popular. In fact, clock parts are often used in the construction of individual pieces of steampunk jewelry. Gears and watch hands are used to decorate larger pieces. Old-fashioned keys are also very popular, as are bits of antique cast-offs, such as pill cases, thread cutters and tiny knives.  Steampunk jewelry is designed to reflect the culture and fashions of the steampunk subculture. Like other non-mainstream movements, steampunk places great importance on the value of beauty that reflects unusual or antiquated ideals. The jewelry is often bold and aggressive in appearance, but usually attempts to retain at least an echo of femininity.”

And here’s MY Steampunk necklace!

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We went to a Craft Show last weekend and this was my favorite ‘find’. This was made by a man that lives right here. He was a delight and so very talented!  I looked on Etsy and found some beautiful pieces, too!

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And no, Tammy, it does not keep time. It’s watch pieces assembled into jewelry….just to look funky and cool!

Mr. Thomas wanted to show the ‘bee in his ear’

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and the beautiful charms he wears….

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and wish you a very happy day!

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Do you like Steampunk? What do you think of it? It’s my very favorite necklace right now! Something different and…..VERY FUN!

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12 comments:

Tammy N said...

Question: Does it really keep time?

Very interesting find...I've never heard of it before!

Vee said...

Yes, I do. I get my fix at Margo's Junkin Journal. Yours is quite sophisticated (even if it doesn't keep time).

Donnie said...

That is really different and eye catching. That little bee in Mr Thomas's ear was darling. Have a great day.

Becca said...

I love Steampunk! I know I don't have any, but I love the steampunk collages on paper too. Your necklace is really cool. Enjoy your day!

PrimitiveJan said...

Aww... you found his buzzing in his ear. That is my trademark for my bears. So glad you like him
I have some steampunk but I can't wear it anymore. I can't even wear my nice ear rings. All of a sudden I can't wear any metal at all next to my skin. I can wear a bracelet as long as its loose.
Makes me so angry.

Jemm said...

Love the necklace! I've never heard of Steampunk either. Very cool.

quiltingnana said...

you got my attention...your necklace is great!

Dishesdone said...

I've never heard of Steampunk, but I love it! Very cool piece! And Mr. Thomas looks so cool with his pieces as well!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Hmmm...Sweetie, it is all new to me..but I am behind the times, I assure you! But of course it doesn't tell time! It's just to look at...right?? See? I catch on quickly! :)
Um...is that a little teddy bear...of some sort with the bee in his bonn..I mean ear?
Hugs to you..
Mona

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Your steampunk necklace is really unique and pretty, Diane. I love the last photo of the clouds over thre mountains. It is so pretty where you live!

Laura~DancesWithTeddyBears said...

Thanks for explaining steampunk. Old me hadn't a clue, but was wondering. Now that I know.. I think it's pretty cool!
I like your necklace!

Diane said...

And yes, yes, I love Steampunk--I've made some collages using this theme. I call it Victorian with whimsy added in. I especially love Steampunk jewelry--my favorite!