What is Steampunk?


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As a jewelry designer of many vintage and vintage inspired jewelry pieces, including Steampunk Jewelry, I am often asked,’ “What is steampunk?” Much to my dismay, family members have often stated when introducing me, “This is Elizabeth she makes amazing steamroller, steamboat, or steamtrunk (your pick) jewelry.” This polite misunderstanding is the inspiration for this fabulous blog post.


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Time Magazine recently named Steampunk one of the hottest new fashion trends. Any Steampunk fan can tell you that there is nothing new about this subculture’s popularity. Oxford dictionary defines Steampunk as “a sub-genre of science fiction that typically features steam-poweredmachinery”.


Steampunk Necklace from Inspired by Elizabeth

Steampunk Necklace from Inspired by Elizabeth

Steampunk is deeply rooted in the Victorian and Edwardian eras. It combines the mechanics of the past with the technology of the future. The term Steampunk was actually coined in the 1980’s and has influenced film (Metropolis), television (Castle), Literature, video games & fashion. Once your world has been opened up to the idea of Steampunk you will begin to see it everywhere.

So tighten your corset and enter your time machine because this “trend” isn’t going anywhere.  And for that I am very grateful!

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About inspiredbyelizabeth

We are a premier jewelry company that creates vintage inspired jewelry with a contemporary twist. Think Audrey Hepburn meets Katy Perry! We believe all women are beautiful just the way they are. Inspired by Elizabeth was created in 2010 and we have not stopped rolling since! We began as a startup store with a few items on Etsy and grew into our very own home here on the web. We are using this excitement and momentum to catapult us into our next endeavor - bringing our jewelry into boutiques around the world! All of our creations are handcrafted in the USA with the utmost care for high quality materials for YOU our amazing customer. Every time you reach into your jewelry box and pull out one of our creations - because you will again and again – we want you to feel all the thought and work that goes into each individual piece. We create for you our customers – ok and a bit for ourselves because whats the point of making jewelry if you can’t keep a little for yourself. Come join our email list to stay in the mix and checkout our blog for fabulous articles on steampunk culture, vintage style, weddings, and behind the scenes content from yours truly. So pull up a chair and stay for awhile you are always welcome here at Inspired by Elizabeth!
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