Look, I’ll be honest with you. I’m not at all into amigurumi. More power to you if you are, but they are not my thing. But I stumbled across this little Amigurumi Buffy and was enchanted. I mean, seriously, look at how cute she is! I just love the little smirk and the little crocheted stake. Such an adorable little slayer.
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Marvel’s The Avengers (2012)
Director: Joss “The Man” Whedon
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Tom Hiddleston, Clark Gregg, and Samuel L. Jackson
Last week Kansas City was one of the select cities to host The Ultimate Marvel Marathon in AMC theaters. We took a “family day” to enjoy and revel in the geekiness. It was advertised as “one epic day” – it did not disappoint.
I’m here to shake my fist at ya’ll and tell you to get off my lawn as I reminisce about how amazing Buffy the Vampire Slayer was. WeeLittleStitches offers a variety of fantastic cross-stitch patterns that traverse all genres of geek. In fact, it was hard for me to select which one to feature in this post (I was really close to Golden Girls because dang, that was a good show) but it is really, really hard to beat Buffy (yes, including 6th season…I don’t get the hate!). Important note- Dawn has been left out. Heh!
I have to admit, right off the bat, that I am not a fan of glitter art. However, I think we would be doing the world a disservice if we did not admit that Adam West was born to be immortalized in glitter. It has made me change my mind on the whole use of glitter as an art medium.
Luckily for me, and for my new found appreciation for glitter, TigerGalindo’s shop on Etsy has a slew of great glitter art for any occasion. Some other celebrities that deserve glitter? Elvis, Willie Nelson and maybe even Sarah Michelle Geller.
As you might have realized, Valentine’s Day is fast approaching. Perhaps you are planning on celebrating with that certain someone…or perhaps you’re ignoring the event entirely (it’s okay, it’s a sham holiday largely designed to promote the sale of greeting cards). Either way, you might want to get a gift, either for said certain someone or for yourself (because this is the fun part of being an adult—you get to buy yourself things). So why not take the standard Valentine’s trope of jewelry and skew it just a little bit? See how good your Valentine’s sense of humor really is.
Roses are red…and so is blood. So, if you and/or your beloved are fans of any of those vampire shows out there (whatever, I only count Buffy), the Twilight movies (Bah! Vampires don’t sparkle), or have an overall appreciation for general guts ‘n’ gore, consider some of these options. (Note: There are plenty of vial-of-faux-blood necklaces out there, but I’m choosing to ignore them. I just don’t find them that compelling. If that’s your thing, trust me—you can find them in spades. You don’t need my help.)
So La Fille du Consul’s Tour de Cou Sanglant necklace was my original inspiration for the post. Saw it years ago, couldn’t figure out how to actually purchase one, so I wound up making two (one for myself, one for a friend) on my own. ‘Twas a snap. I made a wire armature, surrounded it with clay, baked it, painted it, painted it again, glossed it, stitched on ribbon ties. Et voilà! The hardest part was waiting for the paint to dry between coats. Wish I could post a picture of my handmade version, but my necklace is currently packed up with the rest of my belongings and being intercontinentally shipped.
Since I first stumbled across that delightfully bloody, drippy necklace, I’ve found numerous iterations of the same idea. Here’s Trashglam’s acrylic version and Art for a Home’s basic Blood Drip Necklace and Extra-Bloody Necklace. VonErickson’s Laboratory features entire sections of the shop devoted to dripping necklaces and bracelets and gruesome gash necklaces.
If you prefer something a little less overtly gory and more elaborately Victorian, how about Fable & Fury’s Vampire Blood Drip Statement Necklace? It’s made of red powder-coated stainless steel and it’s fabulously ornate.
Oh, and if beading is more up your alley, don’t worry—you have plenty of options there, too. First up is Weirdly Cute’s Slasher Victim Necklace, followed by House of D’s Axolotl Gill/Blood Drop Necklace.
For those who want something subtle yet suggestive (Is it supposed to look like blood? Is it not? Intriguing….), here are two excellent options: QuirkyOak’s Gothic Choker Necklace and Lily Lady Blue’s True Blood Siam Red Lariat.
My favorite entry in the relatively subtle category is Weirdly Cute’s Vampire Victim Necklace, which properly conveys that freshly-bitten look.
Finally, we have a rather unusual ring to add to the list of bloody beautiful jewelry: Jane D’Arensbourg’s Drops of Blood Glass Knuckle Duster. I’m not gonna lie—in the already unconventional genre of blood-themed jewelry, that’s still a pretty unexpected piece. But, again, it’s also pretty fantastic. So buy it for yourself, give it to your Valentine…just don’t use it to propose.
- La Fille du Consul blog post about her Tour de Cou Sanglant necklace
- Trashglam’s Acrylic Blood Necklace
- Art for a Home’s Blood Drip Necklace
- Art for a Home’s Extra-Bloody Necklace
- VonErickson’s Laboratory
- VonErickson’s Dripping Necklaces and Bracelets
- VonErickson’s Gruesome Gash Necklaces
- Fable & Fury’s Vampire Blood Drip Statement Necklace
- Weirdly Cute’s Slasher Victim Necklace
- House of D’s OOAK Axolotl Gill/Blood Drop Necklace
- QuirkyOak’s Gothic Choker Necklace
- Lily Lady Blue’s True Blood Siam Red Lariat
- Weirdly Cute’s Vampire Victim Necklace
- Jane D’Arensbourg’s Drops of Blood Glass Knuckle Duster