According to Christine Edwards of A Work In Progress, "Steampunk jewelry combines "hardware" based found objects with Victorian-influenced romanticism. Think nut, bolts, washers, and coils combined with filigree, charms, chain, and beads to create one-of-a-kind pieces. Antiqued metals, like brass and copper, are usually the metals of choice. Gears, arrows, keys, watch pieces, compasses, anything that suggest mechanical and movement make great embellishments."
I just mailed off my charms for her Steampunk Charm Exchange and will have enough charms to fill a bracelet. I am anxious to see the different interpretations
Here are my charms. I cut out a "steampunk-type" picture of keys and gears and imbedded it in a heart-shaped charm with Ice Resin. About pouring the resin half way, I put a small key into the charm and poured more resin on top. They failed to harden and I had a mild heart attack. Thinking there was nothing to lose, I put another coat on top. It dried beautifully! I mounted them on a tag cut from paper from Graphics 45. I also put another key on the jump ring. I'm quite pleased with how they turned out and I'm telling you, this Ice Resin is very forgiving. I'm donating my other resin to the local non-profit store, Art Scraps!