Gamers speak a unique, funny love language. I’ve seen things lost in translation that tear asunder the burgeoning love between a hardcore gamer and an ardent, disillusioned anti-gaming zealot. But I know one couple personally who has been brought together by the hum of a PS3′s fan and a Vizio flat-screen’s soft glow. She’ll burrow her head betwixt his arms and put her ear to his heart, delighting in his playing, and all the while, he never need lift a thumb or miss a beat. Her domestic bliss dream is her own pink PS3 controller, side-by-side with her hard-gamin’ man’s own black DualShock.
While understanding a love for gaming comes easy to me, jewelry’s always been more difficult to discern. For all the beauty in the polishing and cutting of stones; the molding of lovely and intricate ring fittings; I see so few pieces that really say anything about the pair’s love. But unlike 99 percent of what shines so pretty beneath Kay, Zales and Jared’s felt-lined display cases (a percentage you can absolutely trust, because I made it up), these video game controller rings are custom-made in the color of your choice, a nicely detailed replica Xbox 360 or Playstation 3 controller atop a polymer ring on an adjustable silver-tone base. Make the baubles your own in the color or your choosing – black, white, pink, blue, green or red.
Does your lady love rock your Little Big Planet? Are you her Master Chief? Then both of you, split the difference! Wear a controller for each finger. Geek love PWNS fandom lines hard. Remember, you’ve truly got a one-up on those couples on the outside looking in: you’re not just wearing a controller, you’re wearing the most identifiable symbol of something that drew you both together.
That kind of lovin’ is so next-gen. [via Geek Crafts]
I heard an interesting Female Truth™ recently that made me laugh; I think it may have been on The Office, which of course instantly raises its genius-ability. But to paraphrase, it went something like this: “Women don’t particularly like heart-shaped jewelry, and they never buy it for themselves. Therefore, wehenver you see a woman wearing a heart-shaped pendant, ring, etc, it’s almost a guarantee that a man bought it for her.” And as a personage of the female persuasion, I can confirm that this is right on the money. The thing is though, women are also well aware that a guy won’t buy you heart-shaped jewelry unless his feelings for you are SRS BZNS. And upon receiving said jewelry, we get all ooh’y and ahh’y on the inside – even if it’s not necessarily something we’d buy for ourselves. So where’s the common ground? Enter the utterly nerdorable Lego Heart Necklace!
This, my geeky friends, is what a heart necklace should look like: simple, quirky, and with a nostalgic twist. And the two pendant pieces of this Lego necklace not only form the heart shape, but because they are simply snapped together, the pendant also acts as the clasp. So smart! A sweet and affordable way to show that new lady in your life that you’d like to build a bond, assemble a relationship with her. *Grin* Oh if you think that’s bad, I’ve even come up with a poem to go with:
Sugar is sweet
Lemons are tart
I give you this gift
Cos I can’t Lego of your heart
$20 royalties per use, folks. Yes, I accept personal checks. ;)
I have a confession to make: when I initially spied this wickedly cool octopus ring, the first thing to come to mind was shokushu goukan. (Google that at your own peril, gentle readers!) But after that “tasty” revelation, I was immediately struck by how genuinely unique and alluring this ring is in all its bizarre beauty. Each octopus ring is handcrafted from a sculpture that was cast using parts of an actual baby octopus that the artisan’s grandmother found and saved. Wild, right? And that’s not the only recycling that goes into this ring: each one is crafted with re-purposed sterling silver that’s been oxidized black to give it a rich, deep luster.
Jewelry items that double as a “conversation pieces” are a dime a dozen these days, but you can virtually guarantee that this black silver octopus ring will be one of a kind. So why not take a walk on the wild(life) side?
I had a chat the other day with a friend whom I affectionately refer to as my Co-Luddite. Although neither of us truly oppose technological progress, we both seem to be way behind the times when it comes to upgrading or owning key pieces of personal tech. In this case, we were grumping about our lack of smartphones – all the rage these days, even if we don’t really care for all the fancy-pants stuff they do. Most notably, the ubiquitous camera phone, which it seems nearly possible to find a mobile lacking anymore.
While I do own a standalone digital camera (which is at least 5 years old, of course!) I still have fond memories of growing up with my parents’ Polaroid camera and its endlessly fascinating “magic paper”. Standing there rapt, watching as the image slowly developed, regarding it as some kind of curious phenomenon. That’s why I love the Polaroid photo necklace pendant with its little heart jewel; a sweet tribute to picture takin’ technology of yesteryear. Sabrina’s Charms also makes some adorable vintage soda pop earrings, which bring back memories of swilling soda in the hot summers of my 1980s childhood. *Wistful Sigh* I’d better end this quick, before I start singing about misty, watercolored memories …
When I was a kid, I used to watch The Weather Channel and make up lyrics to the muzak tunes that would underscore my local forecast. (Hey, I embrace my dorknicity!) But weather-inspired crooning aside, I’ve always been fascinated with meteorology, and at one time contemplated going into the field. But then came 8th grade Earth Science, wherein I learned that I had way more fun stomping around in rain puddles than learning about cumulus cloud mamba-jamba.
Now that I’m living in Arizona, which is lucky to see 20 or so rainy days per year, I enjoy inclement weather even more – so these adorably weather themed jewelry pieces really appeal to me. I love the delicate, cascading chain rain of the silver cloud necklace, and the meteorologist weather necklace is both feminine and edgy with its cloudy charms. You can have your Earth SCIENCE! – and wear it too.