Post-Apocalyptic Junk Jewelry: In the Jewel-Eye of the Beholder

At first glance, you might mistake this for Steampunk jewelry, but let me be clear – this is not steampunk, it’s post-apocalyptic. Sure, they both use dark metals (brass, copper, etc), and they both reimagine technology as obtuse, heavy, and durable. The difference is that steampunk is historically anachronistic and focuses on clean, polished metals, clockwork, and form over function. Post-apocalyptic jewelry is, I would say, more industrial, and isn’t confined by the limitations of an imaginary time or place. Post-apocalyptic jewelry is literally rusty old junk cobbled together by whatever means possible into something that one might consider decorating themselves with. Continue reading