Saturday, October 11, 2008

Shop Etsy Saturdays: GO STEAMPUNK!

I believe in Etsy and in the spirit of independent craftsters everywhere. I love to buy handmade and unique items for myself, my home and as gifts. As someone who sells on etsy as well as shops there, I have found hundreds of talented craftsters and amazing creations while I have been online. My tastes range from Mexican Day of the Dead to Japanese kitchy cute and from homemade soaps to paper crafting originals, so if one week isn't your speed, be sure to come back on the next Saturday and see what my next pick is! Every Saturday I have committed to sharing one of my favorite shops with you...

EDM Designs
"Steampunk" refers to works set in an era or world where steam power is still widely used {usu. 19th century/often Victorian England}, but with prominent elements of either scifi or fantasy, such as fictional technological inventions like those found in books by Verne or Wells. Other examples of steampunk contain alternate history-style presentations of "the path not taken" of our technologies. Steampunk jewelery uses modern utilitarian objects {gears, parts} that have have been fashioned into a pseudo-Victorian mechanical art - i.e. "steampunk" style.

There are great steampunk stores all over etsy & their creations are fascinating! They're not "cheap", but these are pieces that are guaranteed to be conversation starters. And if you're a scifi girl, they're absolutely essential!


Anonymous Julia said...

Fascinating is the word!! I love it as well :)

3:22 PM  

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