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!
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!
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’
and the beautiful charms he wears….
and wish you a very happy day!
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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