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.
It’s going to be a busy few weeks here at London Particulars. As mentioned in my last post, I’m beginning to gear up (pun intended) for Halloween and The Holidays. So there’s all manner of watch movements and a mountain of sparkling crystals to be wed together. I’ll share the new pieces here as I make them and add them to London Particulars.
In the meantime, I’ve been scouring the Internet for all sorts of Steampunk news. I share a lot of what I find over at Google+ so please feel free to follow London Particulars there if you like Steampunky things. Which I assume you do
So this weeks roundup of Steampunk news includes a Steampunked Hamster (no, really!), an amazing Steampunk Lego AT-AT, a silver clockwork Steampunk Ring made by me, some gorgeous Steampunk Sherlock artwork, playfully whimsical Steampunk Gifs and finally, a wonderfully crafted Steampunk Ray Gun.
As mentioned in my last blog post, I’ve been making new Steampunk Jewelry. And there’s a lot more coming in my epic quest to be ready for the Holidays. In August. I can only put this surge in productivity and timing, down to the influence of all the clock parts I work with. Cogs, gears, watch movements, ticking and tocking reminders of the march of time.
So without further preamble and bluster, here’s some more new works. Including a Steampunk Ring and Steampunk scarab necklace in amethyst, a beautiful Elgin watch movement necklace, an intricate silver clockwork ring, a round Steampunk ring in dark siam red.
Simply click the pictures to see the pieces in my London Particulars Etsy Store.