Thursday, September 30, 2010

42 Day!

42 day is coming. Are you ready? I am!



You could be as cool as me, with this 42 day nonsense.

Unfortunately, I'll be working on 42 day, so I won't be hopping #42 buses or baking "42 cakes." But I will be prepared with my towel and necklace!

What are you doing for 42 day?

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Birthday Bash: September

My birthday is on the 28th of June, and while I do love my birthday, I've always felt that 28 was an oddball number. Maybe because it's a multiple of 7. (I don't like multiples of 7, unless they're 21 or 42. I couldn't tell you why.) I never seem to meet anyone else with a birthday on the 28th, either, despite the statistics, so I decided to celebrate my oddball natal day by featuring items from birthday sellers on the 28th of every month. Here's September!


explore dream discover quote
Explore. Dream. Discover. Love. by quoteology


I wouldn't say that I'm a typography nerd, but I do enjoy nice graphic design. Crisp and neat enough to match just about any decor, and the perfect inspiration for your work space. What's not to love?


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Vintage Super Massage Hand Vibrator from Feeling is Mutual Vintage


Words cannot even begin to describe how amazing this is. I want it just for the kitsch value. If it relaxes my exhausted hands, even better!


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Teal Green Sea Glass Pendant from Vintage Faerie


Sea glass is a really fascinating, beautiful process, and Vintage Faerie has captured some of the loveliest results with her assorted sea glass pendants. They come in all kinds of colors, but green is my favorite. Even if it is one of the most common varieties.

Happy Birthday quoteology, Feeling is Mutual, and Vintage Faerie!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Halloween Costumes, Past & Present

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. Yes, I still dress up now, and I am the kind of person who will geek out over a Halloween costume and not be satisfied unless everything is JUST SO. Some years, my costumes are simple (Blue Screen of Death is a favorite of mine); some years, they're labor-intensive, like my hand-made Link costume (of Legend of Zelda fame). Unfortunately, I don't have photo documentation of all of them. But here is a list of my favorites!

  • Ghost Farmer
  • Hippie
  • Gypsy
  • Bag Lady
  • Silent Bob (my best friend partnered with me on this one to be Jay)
  • Link
  • Harpo Marx
  • Janis Joplin (for which I and some friends knocked back a fairly substantial bottle of Southern Comfort)
  • Blue Screen of Death
  • Coked-Out Mia Wallace


Costume Gallery!

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That's me on the left, as Coked-Out Mia Wallace; on the right is Betty Draper from Mad Men, as played by my good friend Maddie.

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The Blue Screen of Death, joined by a physics nerd, Dorian Gray/The Portrait of Dorian Gray, a ninja, Teddy Roosevelt, and an Old-Timey Prospector.

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I don't know why this one's so grainy! ;_; But this was the year of Harpo Marx.


This year I'm thinking about resurrecting the Jay & Silent Bob costume. I just need to get the bestie in on it again, because without Jay, I'd just be a Fat White Guy in a Trenchcoat. Otherwise, I'm contemplating Athena (or Minerva, if Roman names are your bag). Then I get to rock a stuffed owl and carry my loom around with me!

What about your costume ideas?

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Etsy Find: Chemistry Crayons!


chemistry crayons

Chemistry Crayons by QuelInteresante


How cool is that?! That way you can commit all kinds of chemical compounds to memory. Useful if you ever end up on Jeopardy!, or manufacturing drugs building a dirty bomb becoming a chemist.

From a treasury that featured one of my Avogadro pieces! Yeah, I'm a geek.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Giveaway Winner!

According to Random.org, the Save the Bats! giveaway winner is lapage. Congratulations! I've ordered your bat selection. I'll email you for your street address and then it'll be all yours!

With shipping, it came to $14.00 so I will be sending off the check to the NSS's Rapid Response Fund on Monday, complete with pictures.

Thanks to everyone who participated!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Back to School

I'm really excited to announce that I'm all signed up for a basic metal working class at the local community college! Working with metal will be, I think, very rewarding in a way that sometimes beads-on-wire isn't: a deeper sense of artistry, a more intimate connection with the creative process, dealing with the rawest of materials. It also opens up for the possibility of more men's jewelry, as beaded stuff doesn't seem to be too popular with the menfolk. ;)

I'm so excited, in fact, that I drew some pendant/pin designs so I can get to work on stuff RIGHT AWAY! I'm sharing a sneak preview here. BONUS: some of my real life handwriting.

euler's number pendant

What say you, men? Would you put this thing around your neck?

(NB: The graph paper I used has quarter-inch squares, to give an idea of size and scale.)

Saturday, September 4, 2010

I'm Internet famous!

Well, not really.

But I am the second hit (after the sponsored links, admittedly) on Google when you search for "math jewelry."

Holy SEO, Batman!

In other news, going to gear up for 42 day today. Expect to see beta releases of my towel, 42, and Don't Panic pendants in this space soon!

Edit #2: In other, OTHER news, I made it into another treasury: Discovering Inspiration in Mathematics. From one of Etsy's Team Discovery team members, OohLookItsARabbit. Lots of great shops and items to heart!


polygon geometry diagram pendant
Polygon Geometry Pendant by polyformstudio.


trinomial
Trinomial (Nerd Diva series) by Andi Allen.

math is fun
Math is Fun! card by Paper Lunch Box.