What is Steampunk?
As a jewelry designer of many vintage and vintage inspired jewelry pieces, including Steampunk Jewelry, I am often asked,' “What is steampunk?” Much to my dismay, family members have often stated when introducing me, "This is Elizabeth she makes amazing steamroller, steamboat, or steamtrunk (your pick) jewelry.” This polite misunderstanding is the inspiration for this fabulous blog post.
Time Magazine recently named Steampunk one of the hottest new fashion trends. Any Steampunk fan can tell you that there is nothing new about this subculture's popularity. Oxford dictionary defines Steampunk as “a sub-genre of science fiction that typically features steam-poweredmachinery”.
Steampunk is deeply rooted in the Victorian and Edwardian eras. It combines the mechanics of the past with the technology of the future. The term Steampunk was actually coined in the 1980’s and has influenced film (Metropolis), television (Castle), Literature, video games & fashion. Once your world has been opened up to the idea of Steampunk you will begin to see it everywhere.
So tighten your corset and enter your time machine because this “trend” isn’t going anywhere. And for that I am very grateful!