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The Finer Things

14 Nov

I love jewelry. I love bold, fun jewelry, understated, pretty pieces, and everything in between. There is a lot of geeky jewelry on Etsy, and much of it is of the fun and quirky variety, many of my own creations included. But sometimes I want to wear fine jewelry – something elegant that will stand the test of time. Luckily, there are artists on Etsy that have combined geekiness and fine jewelry, so you never have to choose between the two.

If you’re fond of dragons and fantasy, this ring should make you happy. It was created with a glass taxidermy eye and argentium silver.

Evil Eye Ring by thatSandygirl

Jewelsvine is one of my favorite shops. I have purchased from them in the past and still love my necklace. It was hard to choose just one item to feature, but I love this test tube necklace! Be sure to check out their shop for other awesomeness, like rocket lockets, skulls, robot kitties, and steampunk instruments.

Steampunk Necklace Embryo Test Tube Vial by jewelsvine

I own a skull necklace from MichelleChangJewelry as well. She makes simple, elegant jewelry featuring skulls, foxes, hedgehogs, octopi and more.

Baby Skull Necklace in 14K Yellow Gold by MichelleChangJewelry

If you’re a gamer, MB’s own SketchyStories has some awesome jewelry for you, including this jumping Mario pendant, as well as a D-pad necklace, Link, and Minecraft pickaxe!

Mario Pendant 8bit Silver by sketchystories

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Winter Is Coming

7 Nov

Game of Thrones, Winter is Coming – coffee mug cup cozy by KnitnutbyJL

The weather is still relatively mild here in Nevada, but winter is just around the corner. In anticipation of this, I’ve found a collection of comfy, warm, and most importantly – geeky – items to keep you cozy while you hibernate in the Basement.

Everyone needs a pair of slippers. But you can go geeky without wearing those fuzzy monsters that look like they’re eating your feet. The slippers below are super cute and you could probably even go to the store with them without looking like you just rolled out of bed.

Link Slippers by restlesswillow

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Protecting the Basement

22 Aug

Since this post is a little different than the norm, and isn’t based on a theme or medium, the gallery in this week’s post exclusively features members of the Mom’s Basement Etsy Team. Enjoy!

Melvin disapproves of art theft… Melvin Sprite by YumesPixelCrafts

It came to my attention this week that someone on deviantART was using a of photo of mine, featuring my jewelry, without my permission. They posted it in their gallery and claimed to have made it themselves. I responded that this was my work and I would report them to admin, which in turn caused them to again insist that they made the jewelry in question and barrage me with a series of badly-spelled, juvenile insults. The photo was subsequently removed, however, all of the other photos in their gallery were also infringing on other artists’ ownership.

This seems harmless on the surface – just some tween’s boredom, or a troll trying to get a rise out of people. However, this person also claimed they could make custom orders or do trades for customers based on the pictures in their gallery. I would hate to think my or any other artist’s work was misleading people into thinking that’s what they were going to get, only to receive something sub-par, or worse, nothing at all.

Fall Impressions Pendant – Geek Atom by FaerieGardenFancies

This isn’t the first time I’ve dealt with people using my designs for their own gain, but it caused me to think harder about what can be done about it. I know artists that have had similar experiences to mine, and many of us geeks that frequent the MB site are crafters and artists as well, so I hope the following information is useful.

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The Many Adventures of Link

1 Aug

One of my many Zelda-themed creations – a polymer clay Link figurine.

The Legend of Zelda is awesome. That’s a completely obvious statement, I know. All the gamers I know have played and liked at least a few of them, if not all of them. My Fallout items have been my best sellers in my Etsy shop for years, but Zelda items have now superseded them in popularity. I don’t mind a bit – Zelda has so many awesome items and creatures, and I have fond memories of all the games so it’s always fun to come up with new items based on the games.

I also love seeing what other Zelda-loving artists have created, and I bet you do too. So get ready for a stream of amazing  art, and then go play some Zelda.

We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Rucksack… by Kim Herbst

How does Link carry all that junk around with him? In this awesome print by Kim Herbst of kiwifruitbird, Link apparently doesn’t know either. I love the expression on his face!

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Melvin’s Pick of the Day- 4/15/12- Stitch3d

15 Apr

stitch3d bikiniShirts, tank tops, boy shorts, oh my!  Are you tired of wearing the same old T-shirt, with that same old boring design that everybody else has too?  Do you love to support geeky creators and their handmade wares?

Then Stitch3d is the shop for you!  If you’re a big Zelda fan and want to show the world your love for the Triforce, you’re in luck.  Stitch3d has shirts, hoodies, messenger bags and even blankets for you to snuggle up in.  Or maybe Pokemon is more your thing.  Does a Pikachu bikini sound enticing?

So head on over to Stitch3d’s shop and pick out something clever for yourself!  Spoil yourself today!

Stitch3d

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