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Star Wars Geek Gadgets

 

I was told that their is about 90 plus days left before the new star wars movie comes out and since we are all super excited to see out favorite characters and some new ones come to life on the big screen, I have complied a list of some great gadgets you must need this holiday season. You might want some to give as gifts or maybe keep to yourself.

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R2-D2 suitcase

 

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Darth Vader Charger

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Measuring cups

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Salt and Pepper shakers

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R2-D2 Charger

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Bathroom towels

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Darth Vader toaster

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R2-D2 Egg Timer

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Star Wars Bar Chairs

 

If you are looking for a house completely inspired by Star Wars they I hope these help.

 

Stay geeky,

 

Loren

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Geek Gift Ideas

Do you not know what to buy for that geek or nerd in your life and are just getting frustrated! Worry not I have few geek gift ideas for you and any geek in your life would love to have, I actually wish I could have a few myself. I think I get more excited about getting geeky gifts during Christmas than electronics. It mean a little bit more because it makes me feel like they actually get who I amĀ  little bit more than anyone else would. Let’s get started with the fun!

I found these cute yoga pants that any girl star war fan would love to lounge around with at any time of day.

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We can’t stop there with Star Wars we also have this R2-D2 usb car charger which peeps at your too! It makes charging your phone fun! I really need one of these in my life.

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Do you maybe get bored at work sometimes then you will need one of these!

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I bet you never knew about these awesome Game of Throne coasters that you just need to have, right?

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Of maybe a Game of Throne swore shoes are more your style. You can just kick someone if them mess with you. (FYI don’t do it) hehe

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A girl will always want jewelry for Christmas especially these cute Star Trek badge earnings.

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Want to keep your toes warm then you need to have a tardis Doctor Who rug.

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Or maybe slippers are more your Tardis style.

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How about some knitted mustache for your man or for yourself. I got them for my hubby two years ago and I tried them on. My mom did not recognized me! haha

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Last but not least of my favorite geek gift ideas for this season is of course World of Warcraft cause that is one of my hubbies favorite games.

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Hope you enjoy my little list!

Happy Holidays,

Loren

 

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Star Wars R2D2 Jewelry Tutorial

I’ve had this beauty for a while and wanted to share it with you all. I made a R2D2 Star Wars ring. I know that we are all geeks at heart or we know someone who is a geek and they would all love a geek ring like this one. All it takes it some basic supplies and a little painting talent to make that geeky person happy.
 
 
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The mold I got from thinkgeek.com and they have very nice stuff for any geek in your life. I place a little bit of white sculpey in the mood and baked it the oven.
 
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Once the mold has cooled, just pop it out and start painting. I used acrylic paints blue, gray and white. 
 
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Once you have painted the R2D2 and dried apply a acrylic sealer. The sealer will help keep the paint on the R2D2. The last thing you want is to drop it and have paint come off, trust me, hehe.
 
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I used a ring setting and glued it with E600. Now you have your very own Star Wars R2D2 ring.
You can have a matching set with the Storm Trooper ring and necklace I made last year!
 
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Stay Geeky,
Loren
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Star Wars Stormtrooper Jewelry Tutorial

Its that time again for my geeky craft. I have done a star wars stormtroopers ring and necklace! I am always looking for a way to express my geeky side. Most people when they look at me they don’t see geeky side but come to my work area and it says it loud and clear. 

I did a necklace and ring of the stormtroopers helmet!

You will just need some basic things, like a few of my other geeky jewelry. I love using molds and this time around I got my hands on a star wars stormtroopers mold and sculpey in white. I used a little less then half of the clay for every mold.
I use one scalping tool which I really don’t know what its called here is a picture of it. I use it to remove any extra sculpey on the edges of the mold of the star wars stormtroopers.
Once baked for about 15 min at 275 degree let it cool to the touch.  The fun begins. I did also a R2-D2 mold too but that for another time.
Now its time to paint. I use acrylic paints that you can find at your local hobby store. The good thing is that you will only need to use two colors, black and white.
Once they are dried its time to apply the clear acrylic sealer.
I know you want to see how they look like…
I want to make the stormtroopers into ring so I got some ring and glued them to the clay molds with E-600.
Ready for the reveal! 
Yep, that’s me!
The possibilities are endless! If any of you would like one just send me an email or visit my shop on Etsy!
Thank you for stopping by Geeky Friday!
Stay crafty,

Loren
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Top 10 most viewed post round up!

Today I have a treat for you all! I have the top 10 round up of all time. I can’t believe that I have been blogging for almost two years and I have come so far. I have to say the thing that I like the best is that my craftiness has improved through the years. I can’t wait to see what else is in stored for me in the future. So here they are!
 

 
In the search for my top 10 most searched and viewed post I was surprises to see somethings and happy to know you guys appreciate all the hard work put into the crafts. 
First one up is…my very first chair reupholstering.

Click here to view the entire tutorial, this tutorial is so popular that its on my top 10 more than once.
Next up is my very first post about book folding. I still can’t believe that its so popular!

Click here to view more.

 
How interested are you about find it out what’s in my purse? I apparently a lot of you are! hehe.

Can you guess what I have in it? Click here to see if you are right.
 
Halloween is my favorite holiday and my Halloween wreath is also a popular view. 

Click here to view the tutorial.
I have another chair tutorial and its my dinning room chairs.
 
Of course Book folding Origami is always popular and the place to go!
If you want to hide your mess on your bookshelf then bookshelf curtains is what you need.
You all saw it on HGTV and now I have a tutorial so you can do it too!
If geeky is your style then I have this wonderful x-wing star war earings and ring. 

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Thank you all for visiting and hope you stay crafty!
Loren
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Star Wars Millenium Falcon Necklace DIY

I have another Star Wars Jewelry tutorial! I decided this time around I would do a Star Wars necklace pendant.  Using is super easy and you can make it in just a couple of hours. I usually use my mold for ice but they can be use for anything from hard chocolate to jewelry.
 Who said that jewelry making had to be difficult! You are just going to need a couple of things.
 

 
Material:
Star Wars Mold
Sculpey in white
Acrylic paints
 Acrylic sealer
Chain
 
 

 
Slowly press the sculpey into the mold. I cut my mold in half so I can still use the other half to make ice. hehe. Make sure to keep the sculpey even as possible in the mold and press gently.
 

 
Take a thick needle and make a hole toward the bottom of the Star Wars ship to be able to place the ring through the pendant. The mold can now go in the oven because it oven safe! Follow the instruction of the sculpey to know how much time to leave in the oven.
 

 
Now you have a white Star Wars ship pendant. Using white sculpey helps the detail come out more and is lighter than regular sculpey.
 

 
I love how it came out. Its now time for the fun part, time to color!!
 

 
 I combine both acrylic paint to make a lighter metallic gray to the Millenium Falcon pendant.

After its dry I added a second coat and added black to make sure the detail will pop more. 

It looks really scary now, I might have gone a little overboard with the black acrylic.

I went ahead and sanded down some of the paint off to remove some of the black acrylic paint.
Then I just added another coat of gray metallic paint to the white parts.

After all the painting is done I just added the acrylic sealer to add some shine and protect the paint. 
Finally just add the chain and you are done! You have your very own Star Wars millenium falcon Falcon necklace. 

Make sure you also check out my other Star Wars Jewelry tutorial!
Click Here
 

 
 Stay geeky everyone!
 
Loren
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Test Tubes Holder turned Sand Keepsake

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When I arrived in California I decided I wanted to start keeping sand from all the beaches that I traveled to see while in San Diego. However, I started to find that I had three large mason jars with sand from three different beaches and I had no place to display them in a way I wanted. They mason jars seem to be too large and I had way too much sand. So I started looking around my apartment wondering what I could use to store my beautiful sand. 
 
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When I noticed my test tubes and holder being displayed with my little curiosities on top of my bookshelf. I thought to myself why not! I have had my test tubes for two year and found no use for them. The test tubes are from Martha Stewart Halloween line and I go the test tube holder from ebay.
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The great thing is I can keep all my sand displayed together and labeled with the beach name. I can also keep small little shells in the inside of each test tube. I love looking at the different coloration of the sand of each beach I have currently visited while in San Diego. I hope to expand my collection!

I love my little collection of curiosities. 
I love finding cute little antiques and adding them to my collection.

I also have a test tube holder that I am currently using as a flower vase.
How do you keep you sand keepsake?
Stay Crafty!
Loren
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12 Geeky Wedding Invitations

 Geeky wedding are starting to be very popular. I’ve noticed that been geeky is no longer seen as uncool or shameful. More people want to share their passion with the world and they are not afraid of it.  Over a month ago I did a post on geek weddings pictures ideas and it was popular and I though hey, lets find some great inspiration for geek wedding invitations. I was able to find my top 12 geeky invitations.
 

One of my favorite is the Star War wedding invitations. I was so impress with the amount of detail they put on making these awesome invitations & a video. You can find their story at The Circle is Now Complete.

 
I also found a WOW (War of Warcraft) set on invitation that you can order online for your wedding! They look so classy and are made by Sealed with Appeal.


If geeky is too much for you, then try something nerdy. How about a floppy disc! I remember using these in high school they were horrible. 
(The lane)
 


What do you think of a film canister geek wedding invitation?
Trevor and Larrissa had that idea and I think is very unique idea.


You can’t go wrong with a comic book wedding invitation. My hubby did a similar one for when he proposed to me. I found this cute idea over at Reddit forum. If you want to see my proposal comic book come and take a look here.

How about making Star Wars carbonite of yourselves! Its very expensive but you can’t say no. 
You can make one over at Paul Paper Designs.
Now if Minecraft is more your cup of tea then this couple have themselves in the mist of battle per say.  You can find more about their story over at Kotaku.

 If more a classic theme  is more your style then try Super Mario wedding invitation that has a classic cartridge video game. You can open it up to see the invitation. Larry Quach did this geeky invitation for the wonderful couple.

 A simple Super Mario card geeky invitation will work too! Click here to see site Duitang for more info.

Of course you can’t leave Superman out of the mix. Etsy has great ideas and geek invitation for sale for your geeky needs. 


Another Etsy find for a classic wedding invitation is by Created by melangerienyc.


Last put not least is a Doctor Who invitation also found on Etsy. You are able to find such wonderful thing on Etsy. Created By BohoBearPaperStudio.


Hope you all enjoyed all the geeky inspiration.

Stay Crafty,
Loren
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Geek Wedding Picture Ideas

Geek wedding pictures ideas to inspire every geek!  These couples creativity is fantastic. Looking back at my wedding planning I so wish that I would have though of going all geeky. As time passes traditional wedding pictures don’t tell truly tell about the people who are getting married. However, when geeks wed they want their passion to be expressed! If I could do it all over again I would have maybe had a mad hatter event.

 VIA

Would you be Batgirl and Nightwing at your wedding? The couple used the Batgirl and Nightwing colors for their wedding and had accessories of the superheroes

 VIA

Here we have Game of Throne geek wedding theme however, the very famous couple go into a bit of trouble for it.

Won’t we all like to find a superman under our lovers shirt! 
 VIA

I don’t believe anyone said that the men had all the fun, these bridesmaid and bride to matters into their own hands.

How about cropping a T-Rex into your wedding pictures? I believe your kids will want an explanation of this strange occurrence. They might actually think you where alive during the time of the dinosaurs.
Or maybe AT-AT just happened to show up at your wedding.
I do believe that cutting a cake should never be an ordinary and that is way you should use a Gear of War lancer.
No you are not seeing pixels its just minecraft!
Maybe you are not as geeky as these couple but you do love your movies try locating and awesome location and go crazy. Just like these movie lovers. 
I did save the best for last! How about fending off Zombies?!
What will you do for your wedding pictures?
Happy Crafting.

Loren