Steampunk Jewelry

by Lora Sutton

 
Steampunk Jewelry Necklace

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.


An Amethyst Steampunk Scarab Necklace

As mentioned in my last post, Valentine’s Day is almost upon us. Which is why me and my Steam-powered cupid have been busy making new pieces of Steampunk Jewelry. As you can see, there’s plenty of red and purple pieces for this special occasion. And the good news is there’s still time to purchase something suitably steamy from London Particulars (if you’re based in the US).
Alternatively, if you plan to spend Valentine’s alone, or despise the day, there’s plenty of suitably darker, more gothic pieces in London Particulars…huzzah!

I’m showcasing but a few of the new works here. You can discover a lot more by browsing through my Etsy Shop.
Simply click on any of the pictures and you’ll be whisked away via the magic of the Internet.
Now, without further bluster, here’s the new pieces, including Steampunk Necklaces, Earrings and Rings.
And Happy Valentine’s for those of you who celebrate.
And as ever, keep it steamy!

A pair of Amethyst Steampunk Earrings

A Steampunk Ring by London Particulars

A pair of red Steampunk Earrings

A Rose Pink Clockwork Ring

A Steampunk Scarab Necklace from London Particulars

A Steampunk Ring with Dark Siam Red Crystals

A Purple Amethyst Steampunk Necklace

 

Valentine’s day is nearly here, hence the red and purple Steampunk Jewelry in this post.
The clockwork elves have taken a well-deserved holiday until December, and now my Steam-powered cupid is assisting in crafting plenty of new pieces for Valentines over at London Particulars.

If you return to this blog in a couple of days, you will discover a showcase of new Steampunk Jewelry which is perfectly fitting for Valentine’s gifts. Be they for that special someone in your life, or a reward to yourself for having to endure public displays of other people’s amour :-)

In the meantime, as I put the final touches to the new jewelry, I’ve collected a few items of Steampunk news for your delight and delectation. Including a Deep Red Steampunk Ring from yours truly, a gorgeous dark and brooding piece of Steampunk Art, a fearsome Steampunk Samurai, magnificent Octopus Chandeliers, and a beautiful asian Steampunk Princess.

So remember, don’t forget to return here next week for the new Steampunk Jewelry pieces, or you can also subscribe
And in the meantime, keep it steamy…

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Of Steaming ears and Steampunk Jewelry

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Steampunk News (and elves and spiders)

As mentioned in my last post, the Steampunk Clockwork Elves are ready. Their gears are greased, their cogs tightened and they’re shipshape, tip-top and ready to assist with making lots of lots of new Steampunk Jewelry for the Holidays. So […]

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Brand New Steampunk Cufflinks, Necklaces and Earrings from London Particulars

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Steampunk news and spooky things

Halloween is only a matter of days away, which means I’ve been busy at London Particulars dusting off my Steampunk Broom (I actually own one) and hat and preparing dark gothic jewelry to sell on Etsy. I’ll post pictures of […]

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Steampunk News and other bits and bobs

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 […]

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