They don't call me "Glitzy Geek Girl" for nothing! If there's one thing I love most it's jewelry! I've always been drawn to shiny and sparkly accessories. My collection has grown quite a bit over the years, and for this blog post I wanted to showcase a few of my favorite "geeky" jewelry items.
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This blue orb/dragon claw necklace was bought at my first visit to the local Renaissance festival. Even though it's on a basic cord, I've always liked the look and feel and wear this a lot when I'm playing a mmorpg. The next necklace is from Think Geek. I got this when I first started watching The Big Bang Theory. Third, is a necklace from a store called Brighton. They are not known for geekiness at ALL, however, my mom got this for me as a gift because it reminded her of Captain America (a character she and I both admire)! I wear it for safe wishes when I travel. The fourth necklace is from Kuma Crafts and one of the most exsquisite pieces I own. It's so well made and has such a vibrant color to it. Any Sailor Moon fan needs to get their hands on one of Kuma Crafts' pieces! The Tinkerbell necklace is from MyHoard on Etsy. I bought this because it was handmade and very reasonably priced. I love the simplicity and magical touch to it.
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The Triforce and Starman necklaces are by Sanshee. I bought these when I went to PAX Prime in Seattle. They have several other Legend of Zelda necklaces that I'd like to get my hands on someday. Next in the photo is a Rubik's Cube made by me out of Shrinky Dink! I made this necklace probably 7 or 8 years ago when I was on a Shrinky Dink kick. I had a Yoshi and Stitch necklace, too, but sadly could not find them. The Deathly Hallows necklace is from Hot Topic. I purchased it around the time the final movies were being released. And the final necklace is a very thoughtful Hello Kitty piece from my mom. She surprised me with it on my last day as a manager at my old salon.
These wonderful items are from The Lord of the Rings. I bought the leaf brooch on eBay to use for my Legolas cosplay. The best part is you can wear it as a necklace, too. The middle necklace is the Evenstar that Arwen gives to Aragorn. This is also from eBay and is SO beautiful in person. I wore it when I cosplayed as her and met Billy Boyd! (Note: The exact sellers I bought these from no longer sell them, but you can do an eBay search and find many others.) And finally, I am sure you recognize the One Ring. I actually have a confession - I "borrowed" this from a friend when I was in high school. He bought the LoTR board game and this ring from it was so nice and high quality I asked if I could wear it and never gave it back. MY PRECIOUS!!
It's no secret that I am really into The Vampire Diaries and Twilight. So naturally I have some vampire inspired jewelry as well! From left to right: the necklace and two blue rings are Lapis Lazuli. It's the type of stone the vampires wear in The Vampire Diaries to allow them to walk in the sunlight. I read the books and fell in love with the tv show so my mom bought and mailed me the big necklace and small ring. The package sadly got lost in the mail and I was in tears! However, luck was on our side because it finally made it to me. The middle Lapis Lazuli ring is a replica of Damon Salvatore's from eBay. It's way too big for me so I wear it on a chain. Next up are my Twilight goodies. At the top is a bracelet from Hot Topic that has the quote "I dream about being with you forever." The ring on the left is a moonstone ring similar to Bella's. I bought it on Etsy many many years ago after reading the first book. The super sparkly one is a replica of Bella's engagement ring. I searched all over for it and finally found it at a Hastings store. The bracelet next to the rings is of Saint Jude. No idea where I got it (probably Hot Topic?).. and the charm bracelet at the bottom is my pride and joy. I got it from Etsy before the movies were even released. I'm proud of it because it just has such a "real" feeling to it. It's handmade and feels one of a kind.
Some of my geeky jewelry is just fun things I've collected over time. The Legolas ring is one of my all time favorites to wear and is handcrafted by Nerd Burger herself! You can see more of her handmade goodies here. The yellow ring is a cheap plastic toy so you're probably wondering why it's special? Well I wore it with my first ever cosplay - Ramona Flowers. She wears a yellow star ring in the comics so I improvised and wore this yellow heart instead to my first Dallas Comic Con. The crown ring is Rapunzel's tiara. It's beautiful! I got it on eBay but it looks like the seller is not available anymore. Bottom left is a ring I wear every time I leave the house. It's a spinner dice ring from CritSuccess. Not only is it uber cool and extra handy for gamers, but it also helps with anxiety. And finally, the bottom right is my replica engagement ring from the Outlander TV show. The real replica is outrageously expensive so I got this cheaper (but still beautiful) version from eBay here.
My glitzy rings!
My geeky necklaces!
Also, in the very first photo at the top of this post I photographed my Pokeball earrings from Pokemon. I totally forgot to take an individual picture of them. I can't wear regular earrings since my ears are stretched so I like to rock those Pokeball ones I got from SuperKawaiiPlugs.
Do you have any special geeky jewelry?