The Steampunk genre was made up in the 80s; it was inspired by fiction writers Jules Verne, H.G. Wells and many others. Verne wrote 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. The book was made into a movie in the 1950s. If you get a chance watch the original movie; there is such cool Steampunk eye candy. Flying machines, submarines, cool guns, corsets and Victorian dresses define the genre.
The inventors of the genre decreed that Steampunk devices/machinery had to be made out materials that existed in the Victorian era; which, can be retrofit them with steampower tech. Also, it's supposed to be a utopian world, so your cool Steampunk creations can only be used for good. With this in mind, I know that bottles existed in the Victorian era. So my winged bottle is created to fly around sending positive messages. If only, lol! In reality, I made my bottle using Makin’s® Clay Gears Texture sheet and black Makin’s Clay®. Ahem, I am still working on retrofitting it with steampower tech though, lol!