May 1

Custom TARDIS Inspired Jewelry Box

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pzcreations22 of Texas created this custom jewelry box for her Etsy store. The TARDIS inspired four drawer jewelry box is 7 1/4 inches tall, 6 inches wide, and 3 inches deep, (I wonder if it’s bigger on the inside!) and has a satin finish.

Because it is a custom made box, pzcreations22 said it will take 5-7 days to complete. But the TARDIS isn’t your thing to stash your jewelry away, there are other choices, including Sherlock Holmes, Twilight from “My Little Ponies,” The Golden Girls, and more.

April 10

Harley Quinn and The Joker Take a Selfie

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Mark Hamill has been my favorite version of the Joker for the longest time, so I geeked out a little bit, as both a fan girl and as a crocheter, when I saw this blanket that prettigirl2203 made about a month ago. The finished product is 6’9″ X 7’2″.

She used a perler bead pattern as her inspiration and her pattern came from Kandi Patterns. As far as the crocheting itself goes, prettigirl2203 made 3,600 squares. Each one measures 1.5″ squared. For those who crochet, she created the squares by chaining 6, (turn and half double crochet 5) X5. It looks like she used a simple acrylic yarn, which holds up really well for blankets and especially in the washer.

March 13

Makeup Artist Uses Hijab To Transform Into Disney Princesses

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Saraswati has shared more than 300 looks including Batman, Tinker Bell, Mulan, Jafar and Alice in Wonderland. While some might opt to dye their hair or wear wigs, the mother-of-two completely transforms herself using coloured hijabs. It’s pretty impressive.

The artist has built up a huge fan base, now followed by more than 184k people, with many of them starting to make their own character requests, and others simply fans.

March 7

These Are The Shoes You’re Looking For

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I know I’ve posted shoe tutorials before, and there are certainly a lot of them out there, but this BB-8 Heels Tutorial is intense. To make your own BB-8 heels you’ll need to know how to weld, because that’s how user mikeasaurus attached the new 2.5″ steel post that supports the shoe and sports the rotating body of the cutest little droid ever.  The tutorial is great, complete with step-by-step pictures and detailed instructions.  If you’re like me and perhaps find welding a bit beyond your skill set, then maybe try adapting this cute shoe design to a pair of flats. Either way, these shoes would be a big hit at your next convention!

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March 6

‘Blasphemous’ Brazilian Artist Under Fire For Turning Religious Figures Into Pop Culture Icons

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While this might not be everyone’s cup of creative tea, I thought it was pretty clever. Brazilian artist, Ana Smile, has created a bit of controversy with her company Santa Blasphemy, which creates plaster religious statues painted in the form of pop-culture icons such as Batman, Frida Kahlo, Catwoman, Captain Hopper, The Joker, and Minnie Mouse. (Quick note: her Facebook page is in Portuguese but there are still some really great pictures of her work there.)

Reportedly, angry emails from offended Catholics have been sent petitioning the local government to do something about the “blasphemous” paint jobs, but the government has not attempted to intervene. Since then, the artist has been bombarded with outraged Facebook and Instagram messages.

Because I don’t speak Portuguese, I can only guess Ana uses some sort of clay, along with craft paints and a really good sealer, to create her works. Personally, I’m not Catholic, so what she does with her statues doesn’t affect me, but I have to admit, I like these and wouldn’t mind one to mix in with my painted KISS gnomes.

February 28

DIY RPG Dice Earrings

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Roll 20 for charisma with these role-playing game dice earrings designed by Amy Ratcliffe – she’s written up a quick 5-step tutorial that make you the hit of your next campaign!

It would also be easy enough to adapt the tutorial to make a keychain, should you (or your gift recipient) not be the earring-wearing type.

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