Steampunk Jewelry: Whatzthat?
While looking for innovations in jewelry, I stumbled across a website called Etsy EDM Designs and realized that I have been completely unaware of a way of life called ‘steampunk'.
It got me reading and learning. I have since come to know that "Steampunk is a subgenre of fantasy and speculative fiction that came into prominence in the 1980s and early 1990s. The term denotes works set in an era or world where steam power is still widely used-usually the 19th century, and often set in Victorian era England-but with prominent elements of either science fiction or fantasy, such as fictional technological inventions like those found in the works of H. G. Wells and Jules Verne."
That's according to Wikipedia.
I have also learnt that there is steampunk jewelry, (my object of focus), steampunk music, steampunk fashion, culture and lifestyle. Whew!!!
Now, since steampunk denotes going back or adopting a way of life prevalent in the 19th century, in terms of jewelry, steampunk translates into styles that are functional, but have an antiquated look.
Steampunk jewelers use old pieces of machinery and give them new avatars. This involves a lot of time and creative ingenuity.
Result? New stuff made out of old.
I must say the pieces have style and class.
Check them out at the Etsy store.