Public Service Announcement to Steampunk Crafters and Buyers

Anyone who creates or buys steampunk jewelery from old watch parts should be on the lookout for toxic radium paint. Jane Irwin, who makes and sells jewelery from watch parts, has discovered that a recent batch of parts she received included trace amounts of the radioactive green paint. After looking into just how much of…

Steampunks for Obama

This is a bit dated, but still relevant as the election hasn’t taken place yet. Posting on the steamfashion LiveJournal group, a steamer by the name of Lux Alexander created the pin seen above after his friend complained that a store selling election buttons had specialty buttons for just about every special interest group except…

Steampunk on MTV

MTV had a recent article on steampunk, reporting on the growth of the movement as a subculture. As is to be expected, MTV focused the mainly on the fashion and music aspects of the culture and didn’t mention steampunk’s ideals at all. They also made a few mistakes, misspelling Jake Von Slatt’s name and making…