Look no further! A new shop has just opened on Etsy called POP! Shoppe!Â This little online store showcases custom designs by Lauren H, a TV and movie writer with a love for geek & pop culture. Featured right now is the Buffy the Vampire Slayer Glass Oval Necklace, Hunger Games and Parks & Recreation mugs. You may custom order the glass, oval necklaces and choose from several other designs like Batman, Angel, and The Simpsons, as well as different colors.
For you Southern California folk, this weekend is theÂ Pasadena Bead and Design Show!
If you’re at all interested in jewelry, beads, and art, then I highly recommend that you check this show out. There are 300 different vendors that feature handmade beads, jewelry and apparel from all around the world. It’s quite remarkable and I can guarantee you that you’ll find something you like.
It starts this Thursday, January 12 through Sunday the 15thÂ and is open each day from 10am to 6pm. It is being held at the Hilton Pasadena. Different vendors offer workshops, so if any of you fine people are interested you can learn how to create some extraordinary pieces of jewelry :) Here’s a list of the different workshops.
I’m lucky enough to be friends with some of the vendors at this show. They’re all such lovely and talented people and I feel like their work doesn’t get the attention it deserves. The picture to the right is made by Kat Clark of Kat Designs. Her work is so pretty!
I know the zodiac isn’t necessarily a “geeky” thing, but if you wanted a gift idea for that normal person out there (wherever they are), here’s one for those crazy kids that love to show their zodiac sign.
These necklaces are handmade and drawn onto pure copper.
There’s one for each sign. None of these are mass produced, so you’ll be buying something unique :)
If you’re like me, you still have a food baby from Thanksgiving. I’ve named mine Jeremy. Right now may be a stressful time because, holy crap, the holidays are coming. You have to worry about sales and presents on top of trying to move around with ten pounds of stuffing and mashed potatoes that have refused to be digested. I can’t do anything about the food baby, but I am here to help you out with some fun geek gift ideas!
I love jewelry. I turn into the biggest clichÃ© of a girl when I’m around pretty shiny things. This effect is doubled when it’s something nerd related. If you’re like me, then you’ll want to check out these awesome handmade Pac-Man Ghost inspired earrings and necklaces!
Thursday, August 4— Onch launches Perfectasy, a one month long pop up shop that features his jewelry and other accessories at Royal-T Cafe in Culver City. Colorful pretzels, Andy Warhol inspired bananas, and bacon necklaces are among many of the unique items you will find at Perfectasy, all part of the OnchMovement fashion line. They’re super cute. As in, way super, super cute.
Onch is one of those people who you can not avoid in Los Angeles if you run with the more colorful crowd out here. He is famed for his spot during the first season of Paris’s New BFF but to me, he is our Onchie! Always so sincerely happy to greet people– friends and strangers alike– with a big infectious smile on his face.
There is never a dull moment when you know my artistic friends. Perfectasy was no exception. Onch went all out and even got a real life unicorn inside Royal-T’s shop space and a mermaid inside one of the glass display cases. To match Onch’s sweet personality tons and tons of free candy covered a long table for people to eat and get their sugar high on.
If you’re in the Southern California and interested in unique and beautiful handmade jewelry and beads from all around the world, then I recommend you come to the Bead Bazaar of Orange County this Saturday. Every year this bazaar is held at Bowers Museum in Santa Ana and and every year the variety of jewelry becomes more vast and wonderful.
I’ve attended the Bead Bazaar almost every year for the past eight years and every time it is a delight. The way it works is that there are individual venders that display jewelry and beads they’ve made or acquired (pretty much like Comic Con, except it’s only beads) and you can browse and admire all of the great artistry.
A Tibetan pendant from the vendor Pema Enterprises.
A wire wrapped piece by the vendor Kat Clark.
The beads of Jess Imports.
Washi paper beads by Bastanchury Studios.
(10% of all washi paper sales will be donated to Japanese relief efforts)
Admission is FREE so you don’t need to worry about getting a pass! The bazaar runs from 10am to 4pm and there are raffles so you have a chance to win some beautiful beads.Â I’m actually going to be helping out one of the vendors, so if you come by make sure to say hey!
Here are theÂ DIRECTIONS to the museum. Hope to see you there!