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