Steampunk Jewelry Necklace
The world of Steampunk is currently enjoying a renaissance.
Out of all the strange and fascinating Steampunk accessories that go with this Neo- Victorian art form, my passion is for Steampunk Jewelry.
When I see someone wearing Steampunk Jewelry, it’s like a symbol, as recognisable as the compass and setsquare of the freemasons, the pentagram of the Wiccans or the Ankh of the Goths (and lets not forget Ancient Egyptians!).
In my mind there is so much more to Steampunk Jewelry than cogs and old watch parts glued to rings and pendants, with the repurposing of these components there is an intrinsic appreciation of the skill and artistry of the past.
Securing old watch parts has become no easy task, as enthusiasts are snapping up vintage timepieces and contemporary watches are comprised mainly of plastic, making them irrelevant.
Whilst there has always been a collectable market for wonderfully crafted timepieces
Sadly broken or less collectable watches were discarded, but with the Steampunk movement the intricate and beautiful objects of yesteryear have been given a new lease of life.
When you open the watches and clocks of yesteryear it’s like opening a treasure chest; you’ll often find rubies along with the elaborate and gorgeous movements.
With the resetting of these movements and rearrangement of the components these antiquated artefacts take on a fresh new relevance in this wonderful and intricate art form.
As well as adding new items to London Particulars, as mentioned in my last post, I’ve been hard at work making even more. New designs are set to arrive on my Etsy Shop within the next couple of days.
In-between listening to the click-clack and whirr and tick of cogs and gears in my super-secret underground Steam Cave, I’ve been scouring the webs for Steampunk Stories. Below are some of the past weeks stories for your reading and browsing pleasure.
Including, a magical chandelier which allows you to make a forest within your very own house, a gorgeous Steampunk Scarab Necklace made by yours truly, a Steampunk Stormtrooper from the Dark Side, the means for summoning Cthulhu and the Old Ones, a gorgeous Steampunk Beetle and finally, a Tentacle on a phone
As mentioned in my last post I’ve been making new Steampunk Jewelry and below is a preview of the new items.
When I add new Jewelry on Etsy, these are the pieces which tend to be snapped up the quickest from London Particulars virtual shelves. So you may find some of these new pieces have already sold, depending on when you read this post.
If you see something you like and it’s sold and there’s nothing similar in my shop, or you’d like me to create something else, please feel free to Convo me on Etsy or contact me here on the blog.
Now, for those new pieces, amongst which you will find Steampunk Necklaces, Clockwork Rings and some brand new Steampunk Earrings. Simply click on the images below to be taken to London Particulars on Etsy.
Greetings! Welcome to this weeks edition of Steampunk Tweets, a selection of the tweets shared on Twitter under my SteampunkShoppe account. Most of these tweets revolve around Steampunk, but now and then, something strange slips into my Twitter stream.
Before I share this weeks tweets, you may have noticed the new Steampunk Bracelet above. This is just one of the many new pieces of Steampunk Jewelry which are due to appear on London Particulars this week. So please feel free to head to my Etsy shop and find something which takes your fancy.
Now, without further ado, here are six tweets to tickle your fancy and pique your curiosity.
Within you will discover a gorgeous illustration of Bioshock Infinite, Ruby-Red Steampunk Gearrings by London Particulars, a Steampunk Tardis, an eerie illustration of the Call of Cthulhu, a stunning Victorian-styled Steampunk Computer and finally, the Usual Batman Suspects…
This Weeks Tweets (Steampunk and otherwise)
As well as making new Steampunk Jewelry, I’ve also been scouring the web to find tweets which I hope will entertain and amuse you.
If you’re not yet following me on Twitter, then you can find me as SteampunkShoppe. I’m also very active on both Google+ and Facebook
Below is a small selection for anyone who enjoys the world of Steampunk, the strange and the unusual.
This weeks roundup includes:
A tale of Steampunk, Magic and devilry in Victorian London
A pair of perfectly round Steampunk Cufflinks designed by yours truly
A gorgeous piece of Steampunkesque Art
A Steampunk Xbox
A fabulous Steampunk Boat Hat
and finally a selection of people who have remodeled their houses to become imaginary worlds (and who wouldn’t?)…