Contributor post by Alicia of AliciasFindings
This month Etsy celebrates 10 years as a global community of makers, inventors, and collectors. Today, we’re turning our attention to 5 memorable trends that have made their mark over the years.
Steampunk is a science fiction genre that quite a few Etsy sellers seem to have stumbled on by chance; what unites them is a passion for fantasy and a steadfast appreciation of the movement’s creative versatility.
We wanted to know if any of our CIJ members had any Steampunk items in their shop and the story behind the item.
I have been a life long lover of Science Fiction and a big Star Trek Fan! One time I watched a movie about Star Trek fans and thought to myself, I should be selling Star Trek items instead of beads and jewelry, LOL! Anyway, I sat down and made several different types of earrings with a science fiction theme. These ray gun earrings would be considered “Steapmpunk” because they were created with spare beads and things I had in a “lost bead” tray on my table and fashioned them similar to the old style phasers or ray guns!