21 awesome handmade gifts for those steampunk lovers in your life

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Dec 16, 2012

The cobbled-together aesthetics of steampunk ficton—old and new technology, stories in which time doesn't move the same way, and people adorned in all the trappings of the early industrial age—are perfectly suited to artists who spend their days crafting handmade things of beauty for us to buy. And perfectly suited for holiday gift-giving as well.

At the popular craft site Etsy, you'll find literally thousands of items categorized as steampunk, each of them representing a different permutation of this broad field of storytelling, but all of them beautiful amalgamations of gears, copper, chains and vintage clothing. Here are some of the coolest steampunk crafts we found for your friends' wardrobe, living room and even kitchen.