Geek Craft: Handmade plush action figures

This makes my crafty geek heart go pitter patter! Have you ever seen a cuter Indiana Jones? This little yarn Indy was handmade by the folks at Geek Central Station. Check out the hat! And the whip! I don’t know what else to say, except that I want one!
amigurumi Indiana Jones doll

Oh, and GeekCentralStation has a shop! And look what I found there… Gandalf the Grey! He is cute in a dignified, wizardy sort of way, complete with hat, pipe, and staff. The details on these figures are amazing! See the little braided belt on his robe?
Gandalf the Grey handmade doll

If you’re in love with these guys, you should check out the other stuff in the shop. There are Star Wars figures, too!

Photos are ©GeekCentralStation, shown here by permission. Thank you!

New Nintendo “Software” for Mario Fans!

crocheted marioTake a look at this very cute crocheted Mario and friends, from clever artist michellerheaume. This set has already been sold, but you might like some of her other creations, including a crocheted Power-up mushroom and a felt Chomp-Chain.

I adore this combination of geekery and crafts! I might have to figure out how to crochet some 1UP mushrooms for myself!

Blizzard Bracelet: Thinking of sunshine and citrus!


Here is a photo of what I did this afternoon. We had a big snow/ice/wind event this weekend, so even church was cancelled. I don’t mind winter weather, as long as I don’t have to drive on ice. Besides, I needed to make a Christmas gift for someone, so I came up with this. It is fresh and fruity, and makes me think of sunshine and citrus — exactly the opposite of today’s weather! I used all kinds of beads, including fire-polished faceted Czech glass, peridot gem chips, clear quartz chips, and cathedral beads. I love the way it turned out. It’s a bit heavy with all that glass, but boy, does it sparkle! Do you like it?

Artist Website of the Week


Woohoo! I got a mention over at creativetexturetools.com, a site featuring all things polymer metal clay and lots more, including jewelrymaking and online selling. My shop at smallandsimplegifts.com was named Artist Website of the Week! You can read the blog entry here. And while you’re there, check out the other useful stuff Elaine has compiled. Thank you, Elaine!

Another colorful necklace, in many shades of blue


Here is a beautiful necklace in shades of blue. I combined light and dark purple amethyst, tri-hue blue tanzanite, clear quartz (it looks like ice droplets to me), faceted cathedral beads, and sterling silver. I made this during the last (I hope) hot weekend of fall, in anticipation of the crisp, cool weather that should be on its way in October.

I’ve been feeling colorful lately


Well, been staying indoors to beat the heat and humidity lately, and I’ve done a couple of designs with lots of color! Here is one that has lots of juicy green and orange, including peridot and citrine, and sterling silver. It’s a 20 inch necklace that will not be ignored! It may look good enough to eat, but it’s not edible. 🙂