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.
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 my broom and hat on the blog soon, as well as the new gothic pieces, but in the meantime, I thought I’d share some Steampunk news.
Below is a compendium of Steampunk news items collected and curated by yours truly. If you’d like to see more of these kinds of things, you can visit my Steampunk News page here on the blog, and follow me on Google +, Twitter, Tumblr and Facebook.
This weeks Steampunk News snippets include a gorgeous Steampunked USB drive, A Steampunk bracelet crafted by me, some fearsomely awesome Steampunk art, a Steampunk Faerie, a fantastic Steampunk Poison Ivy mask found on DeviantArt, and finally, a roaring great Steampunk Dragon!
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.