March 7

DNA Scarf

Craftster is such a great place to find nerdy crafts. Back in 2008 they had a Science IS Art swap that had amazing gallery–which included the greatest scarf of all time: the DNA Scarf. Superhooker made it for her partner (along with other great stuff) and it quickly became a popular topic. Last year I was the lucky recipient of one, and I love it! The pattern is here, so you can have your own!

March 7

Piranha Plant Stamp

Last week my brother showed me a speed run of Lost Levels (8 minutes, 13 seconds, if you can believe it!) and I flinched a lot while watching, mostly because of close calls with piranha plants. Even though they could be really frustrating, I can respect piranha plants…

Which brings me to Etsy seller nerdnook! She sells a variety of rubber stamps for old school gamers, but my favorite is the piranha plant. It’s so simple, yet so recognizable. nerdnook also sells geeky apparel through another shop called Ten Shades of Awesome. Check it out!

March 7

Perler Wicket Bag Tag

If you’re like me, one of the greatest parts of the Star Wars trilogy is when you get introduced to the Ewoks. They are cute, they are stylish and they are totally awesome!

Show off your Ewok Pride with this perler bag tag of Wicket the Ewok.

For all kinds of awesome perler geekery, be sure to visit Yume Leona’s Craft Den on Etsy! She has all kinds of 8-bit fun!

Buy this Ewok

Visit Yume Leona on Etsy

More Star Wars on Geek Crafts

March 4

Chibi Carmine Charm Necklace

chibi carmine charmIf asked to describe the characters from the popular Gears of War video game series, “cute” would not be the first adjective that pops into my mind. Macho? Yes. Beefy?  Yes. Adorable? No.  

Well, Etsy store Wonderland Contraband is changing that image just a little bit with their tough-yet-sweet version of Private Anthony Carmine.

The charm stands less than four centimeters tall, but is chock-full of carefully rendered details.  I can’t get over how the artist, Shiela, made a weapon like the lancer actually look cute, even when spattered in blood!

I’d love to see the rest of Delta Squad in chibi-charm form. It’d make a great bracelet to wear to a Gears of War 3 release party later this year.