Edgy, New, Old, and Mechanical. These Are the Words I Came Up with to Describe this Sub-culture Fantasy Genre:
The other day, a jewelry designer (Wild Heather is her name) mentioned something about Steampunk Jewelry on Etsy. Of course with me always in the know (not), I said "Yeah, there sure is a lot of cool stuff on Etsy alright!"
Well after doing some quick follow up research, I discovered that not only is Steam Punk cool and edgy (what I had correctly assumed by the name), it is an entire sub-culture that is quickly gaining popularity!
Similar to how cyber-punk fashion taps into computer gidgets and gadget types of things, steampunk style follows more of a Neo-Victorian fantasy genre based on steam engines, cogs, gears, clockworks, etc. All with a spooky Goth-like, highly decorative, yet also mechanical feel.
Those of you who know me well, know that Edward Scissorhands is my all time favorite movie. So when I saw the steampunk art on Etsy, I was very excited! How fun would it be to make some steam punk jewelry out of polymer clay! I’ll have to dig around in my junk box for keys and clock parts to make with some really cool polymer clay beads or pendants or something.
Now don’t worry, I most likely will never be seen wearing a black lace bustier with copper rivets and a periscope. But I may have to put on my steampunk diy hat and come up with some fashion accessories to go with my jeans and T-shirts.
After all, I do like it when the other Moms on the playground ask me, "What it is that you’re wearing?" Who really wants to get lost in the crowd anyway?!!