I told you about history of precious stones, metals and other jewelry materials. I spoke about almost all latest fashion trends. And about antique jewelry items that we still wear today. But now I want to tell you about unusual style, which burst into modernity and maybe even captured the wedding fashion. Designers created trendy steampunk jewelry for people, who firmly decided to stand out from the crowd.
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History, philosophy and inspiration
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Steampunk culture – is a special world. It was engendered most of all in science fiction. There humanity perfectly mastered especially relevant mechanics and steam engines. Products of this culture appear in the style of early capitalism era, so jewelry are no exception. Precious jewelry and imitation jewelry are pretty specific, but no less attractive. Seems like first steampunk designers were inspired by novels of Jules Verne and Herbert Wells, whose works have become origins of this subculture.
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One of the main ideas in the philosophy of steampunk is a low human essence, first of all. Laying bare lust, envy and vanity… Also steampunk jewelry is a peculiar expression of “another” antique futurism. And, although it is a bit strange, this style is one of the main trends in the antique jewelry fashion. Moreover, its theatrical and outrageous of grotesque combines with multidimensional philosophy of the Victorian era.
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The term “steampunk” appeared in the 1990s. Since that times there is a view that concept of steampunk coined rather as a parody of the cyberpunk. Writer Kevin Jeter considers to be an author of this term. Goths, punks, gamers and cybergoth “call” steampunk as a subculture. They divide it into alternative-historical, western, fantasy and apocalyptic steampunk.
Creating and manufacturing
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Typical stylistic elements of steampunk jewelry are steam engines and mechanical devices. First of all accessories contain relevant elements: gears, copper tubes, levers, and others. All these things designers use for making unique bracelet, ring and even necklace. And all of these parts must be antique. While this makes such opposite antique jewelry especially poetic and trendy.
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Hence, materials are also diverse. So here you can find copper and brass with a touch of old times and romance of the past. Gold and silver look noble and expensive, and in combination with an unusual design steampunk take on a new meaning. In conclusion, designers also widely use aluminum and titanium for the manufacture of steampunk jewelry.
Where to buy?
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Every piece of steampunk jewelry is unique and looks outstanding and extravagant. These things are difficult to buy in stores.They are usually made for individual orders from the master. It can be earrings, pendants, rings, necklaces and more. Perfect aesthetics mechanism is a pronounced feature of steampunk jewelry. Click To Tweet
Some great samples of these jewelry can be found on the Crafty Celts website. At Crafty Celts you will find a fine selection of historically inspired jewelry, handcrafted from bronze, copper and sterling silver. Most of all unique handcrafted Steampunk jewelry cunningly conceived and contrived in bronze and sterling silver.
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Jewelry - is alway s a creativity manifestation. Click To Tweet Irrespective if you wear them or create. Due to this, creativity – is always a fantasy manifestation. First of all, steampunk is for someone who likes to fantasize about fairy tales and magical jewelry, about robots, mechanics and flying on airships. And just the latest, most likely, will fall in love with unusual steampunk jewelry. And especially such accessorizes will be adored by cosplayers, rather by fans of the legendary anime “Howl’s Moving Castle”. By the way, I strongly advise to watch it!
Often artists who create jewelry in the style of steampunk are accused of kitsch. And therefore unclear adherence to the canons. But what canons could be there, if name of this style brings chaos.
Steampunk jewelry are a bit strange, very interesting, unusual. And due to this – always seem to resemble something. The most important privileges of this style are its unisexuality and versatility. Initially, this style covered mostly male part of the population. But soon designers began to make more subtle options of such accessories. Today steampunk can be well combined even with business clothes. Click To Tweet The point is less in Gothic – it is in taste.
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At the same time enthusiastic fans of steampunk usually combine these adornments with cylinders, long gloves, sumptuous skirts, corsets, suits and leather coats. In other words, everything that was fashionable in the XIX century. And as a result – you should find something that could be fashionable now and in the future. So if the world gone a bit other way.