I keep seeing Steampunk-inspired tchotchkes everywhere, is this a new thing, or have I just never noticed them before? Turns out, there are whole stores filled with “charms” that are waiting for YOU to turn them into happy pretty lucky bracelets!!! Or something?
Since they were on sale (I wonder why) ;-) I picked up a handful of Steampunk-related “beads”: Various keys and clocks, and some gear-shaped rings.
I’m a bad Steampunk anyway, I’m beginning to feel a tad commercial. Didn’t I vow to buy real metal stuff at the fleamarket and antique stores? Well, the catch with real keys (and clocks and gauges etc) was that a) they were too large and heavy, b) they were rusty, and c) many looked too modern. Whereas these trinkets are small, lightweight, and have a faint “Victorian treasure chest” vibe to them.
Why is there a dinosaur, and the bug, you ask? Obviously, the dinosaur refers to Verne’s “Journey to the Center of the Earth”. And the bug, I herewith declare a dragonfly — the second most steampunk animal after the octopus! … … No, honestly, I have no idea what I’m doing either… ;-)
- Metallanhänger Steampunk (I don’t have these particular ones, but it’s the same brand. The ones that I got were last year’s “out of fashion” left-overs.)