1.- About Steampunk Hands Around the World
For fourth year in a row, Steampunk Hands around the World is taking place throughout the month of February.
As the promoter of this event, Kevin Steil, said, ‘the 2017 theme of the annual month long blogathon is “Making Life Better”. Each day from Wednesday, February 1st through Tuesday the 28th, contributors will share some of the many ways in which steampunk can and has made life better. Everyone, steampunks and non-steampunks alike, will be able to share in the information about who and what inspires us to keep exploring, expanding, and enhancing our community every day’.
2.- Our approach
Las year we explored how Steampunk influences other alternative lifestyles (we focused on the existing relationship between Steampunk and the fetish latex scene). This year we wanted to pay attention to one of the key facets of our lifes: our activity as jewelers. Not by accident steampunk inspired our Machinarium collection.
How has Steampunk made jewelry better? The truth is that there are many talented people that create costume jewelry with steampunk inspiration. And that’s lovely. However, there are less artisans that design and manufacture fine jewelry taking Steampunk as an influence. This is why we wanted to highlight their works.
We have gathered a group of outstanding international jewelers that have two things in common:
- They use precious materials (noble metals, gemstones, etc.) and professional metalsmithing techniques.
- They acknowledge Steampunk inspiration.
We do hope that you like our selection (and if you know of other fine jewelers that acknowledge Steampunk inspiration, let us know!). If you love steampunk, you will like it. If you love jewelry, you will be delighted. And if you love both steampunk and jewelry… well, you cannot miss this!
3.- Amazing Steampunk-inspired fine jewelers
4.- More #SteampunkHands
Remember that there many ongoing activities related to this initiative and that the best place to stay up-to-date about them is following the Official link list and the Airship Ambassador Official Website: www.airshipambassador.com.
Three years ago (time flies!) we published this blog post entitled ‘Toward a Circular Economy’. Today, we are glad to share with you this video. This is the future we believe in, and you?
Source: The Economist.
Today we are pleased to share with you a powerful quote from Neil Gaiman: ‘The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can’. There is no need to add much more, it speaks by itself.
Our kudos for Neil Gaiman, cherished author and respected creator. His works include the comic book series The Sandman and novels Stardust, American Gods, Coraline, and The Graveyard Book. He has won numerous awards, including the Hugo, Nebula, and Bram Stoker awards, as well as the Newbery and Carnegie medals.
We highly recommend you this TED talk by Bruce Rosenbaum. Collaborating with Dr. Ashleigh Hillier, associate Psychology Professor at UMASS Lowell, Rosenbaum has created a 9 week program called Steampunkinetics: Building Art into Science for kids on the autism spectrum. The program uses ‘Janusian Thinking’ and other creative problem solving techniques to turnSTEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) into STEAM (adding art) into STEAMPUNK (adding history).
Are you ready to expand your horizons?
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