Steampunk parts are used for altered art, fashion, and jewelry projects. They are generally made of brass, copper, glass, leather or iron. They are used to create items that represent vintage technology or fictional future/modern technology that might has developed from outmoded technologies such as steam engines.
Steampunk sculpture art and jewelry tend to be a mix of items chosen solely for their appearance rather than any sort of function. Steampunk clothing or watches often mix form and function.