What is Steampunk?

Steampunk defined by Urban dictionary: “Steampunk is a subgenre of speculative fiction, usually set in an anachronistic Victorian or quasi-Victorian alternate history setting. It could be described by the slogan “What the past would look like if the future had happened sooner.” It includes fiction with science fiction, fantasy or horror themes.”

There are a few different types of Steampunk which are:

Medieval Steampunk: Speculative fiction set during the Middle Ages.

Victorian Steampunk: A modern Science Fiction work (post-1930s) that is set in the early parts of the industrial revolution.

Western Steampunk: Science fiction set in the American Old West.

Industrial/Modern Steampunk: Science fiction taking place in the late industrial age, early modern age; i.e. World War 1, World War 2.

I’m a fan of fantasy so I like the unique style of Steampunk and I love Steampunk inspired jewelry. I have a friend that makes Steampunk jewelry and it’s always cool to see how she pulls the two era’s together in her jewelry creations. Recently, through our Zibbet promotional group, I was introduced to Lynn of TheAmethystDragonfly, who also makes Steampunk inspired jewelry and love her creations too!

Here’s and excerpt from Lynn’s Zibbet profile:

“My art is born of many loves. I am very frugal and have always had a knack and a passion for finding new ways to use old items, for creating something new and better out of the old and forgotten. My work and personal growth is always in progress and I love that moment when I have a great idea and put it into play.
One of my favorite mediums is copper. It is such a versatile medium and so many different things can happen from the same starting point. I love the sensuousness of the Victorian and steampunk styles, using layers and colors and unusual materials to get one of a kind pieces.”

You can read more of Lynn’s story on her Meet the Seller page. Here’s a few pictures of my favorites by Lynn, I hope you’ll take a moment to visit TheAmethystDragonfly!

Steampunk watch movement choker necklace with blue gem

Steampunk watch movement choker necklace with blue gem

Butterfly filigree necklace with agate stone, glass beads, and copper chain

Butterfly filigree necklace with agate stone, glass beads, and copper chain

Victorian illustration Dragonfly leaf pendant

Victorian illustration Dragonfly leaf pendant

 

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