- Steampunk has a obsession with time. Watches of all types, including wristwatches and pocketwatches, are popular. Clock parts are often used in the construction of individual pieces of steampunk jewelry. Gears and watch hands are used to decorate larger pieces. Old-fashioned keys are also very popular, as are bits of antique cast-offs, such as pill cases, thread cutters and tiny knives.
Although it does exist, you will rarely find colors such as gold or silver in steampunk jewelry. Favored colors are brass, bronze, copper and dark silvers such as gunmetal, brushed aluminum and titanium. Black and white are not used, ecru, rich browns and shades of gray are much more common.Steampunk jewelry is usually handmade
- Steampunk Jewelry can be quite expensive, often $100 or more for a single piece.
- Craft websites host many steampunk jewelry artisans who often have offerings in a wide range of prices. If you can't find a piece that you like or that is affordable, make it yourself. That's the beauty of steampunk jewelry; you don't need to be a skilled jeweler to create beautiful and unusual steampunk pieces. I have shown one of my newest items. Check it out. I will be adding my pieces to this site soon http://www.etsy.com/shop/Timelesssteampunk ite soon. For now its on