STEAMED – Artistic STEAMPUNK wire ring with COPPER SWAROVSKI CRYSTAL bead , originally uploaded by Catherinette Rings.
I came across Steampunk Rings today on Twitter!
I’ve never heard of the term “Steampunk” before. According to Wikipedia, Steampunk, is term that came about in the ’80s and ’90s. There’s a whole counter-culture that has developed around a fascination with the “steam era” in the early 19th Century. It’s cyperpunk meets geeky science fiction meets metallic goth.
There’s a variety of jewelery, artwork and household items designed using twisted mechanical elements and metals.
These steampunk designs are almost futuristic and kind of remind me of the Matrix and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Or, I’m not sure why, but that big mechanical spider in “Will Smith’s Wild Wild West” movie. All in a very cool way.
Check out Catherinette Rings and her ETSY Boutique here.