New Steampunk Jewelry for 2010

Over the past few months I have been working on pieces that combine my interest in the Steampunk genre and nature. I have been working on embedding objects in resin to bezel-set on lock plate pendants.

Steampunk Steam Bee Brass Lockplate Pendant with HoneyBee by Michele Lukowski
The piece pictured is an example of one near completion. I have embedded a honeybee in the resin and set the cabochon in a brass setting that I created from sheet metal and distressed.

I am calling this piece “Steam Bee”

Below is another recent piece with a resin collage cabochon set in a sterling silver pendant. The collage includes pieces of moss, dried lavender flower husks, and a wheel from a wristwatch.

I saw a comment recently on another steampunk jewelry artist’s site, “just because you add a gear to it does not make it steampunk!” and I fully agree with that statement, but I also think that there are times that adding an element such as a gear, cog, or flywheel (or the image of) does fit in with the design of a piece.

Mechanical in Nature

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One Comment

  1. sheryl
    Posted July 26, 2011 at 11:13 pm | Permalink

    I don’t think there are rules to Steampunk jewelry. If you are an artist it’s your vision since it’s Neo-Victorian as well as fantasy and sci-fi. For me, it needs a vintage feel and imagination most of all. Some of it deserves a fun sexy side while others do not.

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