Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Steampunk - I love it!

My son just sent me a BBC newsclip about a Steampunk Exhibition which looks great fun! I suspect my overseas readers won't be able to see it, so here's a different Exhibition from youtube:



One of the first things I ever bought from Etsy was this gorgeous steampunk necklace from MadArtJewelry



- I'd never heard of steampunk before I spotted it! I'm quite hooked now, and as a lifelong SciFi fan it's entirely appropriate.

Having had my interest stirred by the vid, I had a wander around the net to find some more examples to share with you...

I love the way the beetle is nestled into this brooch from tinyminds , it's entirely believable that he is operating the mechanism somehow.



Leather features often in steampunk: here's a cuff from steamstress.folksy



Insects are another common theme, but never in a "common" way: This fabulous beetle is by CatherinetteRings.etsy



I'm saving this to last because it is one of the most bizarre items I've ever seen!
Maurice from tinyminds.etsy

7 comments:

MadArtjewelry said...

Thanks so much for showcasing my necklace!

Christals Creations said...

I love the beetle brooch, it's very clever. Not keen on the rejuvinated my little pony though. . . something a bit odd about it.
Makes me think i'll be paying a visit to some new shops for some upcoming birthdays. :o)

niftyknits said...

I know what you mean about tinyminds pony christal, but I keep coming back to it. it's scary but fascinating.

sassypackrat said...

I love steampunk too!

tinyminds said...

hehe, you should hear Maurice scream... now that's scary :)

great collection of steampunky pieces. love it!

Jo said...

Fabulous designs!

If you want steampunk inspiration and a fun time, start watching Warehouse 13 on SyFy. You can catch it late on Friday nights, and it will be going into it's second season this summer.

Tobyboo said...

a very big well done, never liked the term but love the stuff. tip top as ever nifty