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Saturday, May 22, 2010

I adore quirky jewelry, and the older I get, the more I find the stuff at the mall just won't cut it. There are lots of great and geeky options online, but I always face the same dilemma: the geek in me wants a conversation starter that reflects my interests, but the girl in me wants something, well, pretty. Too often the options are either/or.

Well, after much digging, I've assembled a personal wish-list of suitable lovelies over on Etsy. And in order to call all those hours of online shopping "research," I'm now going to share my list with you guys. :) Enjoy!


For Harry Potter geeks:

"Fleur's Snitch Necklace" by trophies [$19.50]
[click the pics to go to the Etsy listing]

This is my favorite of the snitch necklaces I've seen so far - it's kind of subtle, and I like the way the gold glass looks against the textured metal of the wings. Plus, it's under $20!




For scientist geeks:

"Science Beaker and Flask Necklace" by Finest Imaginary [$21]

I used to wish I was a scientist just so I could quote Peter Venkman all day. ("Back off, man, I'm a scientist.") But now I wish I was a scientist so I could quote Peter Venkman AND wear this necklace. The clear acrylic is so modern and clean, and I love how the frosted lines cast a shadow.


For, uh, currency geeks?

"Ten Cent Necklace" by Rachel Sudlow [$22]

Ok, so I'm not sure how this is geeky exactly, but, c'mon, wearing money? There's something pretty clever in that. Plus, the patina really makes me want to touch it; it's deliciously tactile, don't you think?

UPDATE: I broke down and bought this one last week. It's lovely: tiny and delicate. It also inspired John and me to start playing with blow torches...but more on that later. ;)

For nerdy geeks:

"Black Retro Nerd Glasses Necklace" by Cinnamoroll Cafe [$7.30]

I actually have this necklace, or one just like it. (I got mine from Forever 21.) It's fabulous: punchy and graphic, and it makes everyone who sees it smile.


For gamer geeks:

"Girl Gamer Controller Necklace" by Deadly Pretty [$12]

There are plenty of adorable polymer clay controller charms out there, but for a necklace I like a little bling. This one is made of plastic with little rhinestone crystals for the buttons, so it's both cute and sparkly.


For comic book geeks:

"POW Wonder Woman Clamshell Necklace" by Laughing Raven Design [$42]

How fun is this design? The inside says "wonder woman" and has a small crystal hanging in it, too. (You choose either the "POW" front or the stars. Of course, I'd go with the "POW".) I love that it's a nod to the Wonder Woman while still making you a wonder woman while you're wearing it.


So tell me, guys, what'd I miss? Link to your favorite piece of geek chic jewelry in the comments! (Bonus points if you can find me a steampunk piece that's sparkly; most of what I've seen is all grunge and no glitter.)

Posted by Jen at 9:43 PM Labels: ,

143 comments:

  1. This is a funny necklace from thinkgeek - http://www.thinkgeek.com/tshirts-apparel/jewelry/a38d/?cpg=froogle

    ThinkGeek has a bunch of nice geek jewlery. http://www.thinkgeek.com/tshirts-apparel/jewelry/

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  2. ooooh, more jewelry I want but do not need. For the Harry Potter geek in me, i was always a really big fan of Hermione's Time Turner Necklace....soooo pretty.

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  3. I'm not a Harry Potter fangirl and even I love the snitch. How fun!

    Best I've done so far are Triforce earrings (wear the studs in my 2nd holes every day), but they're not sparkly... yet they're fun.

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  4. I have spent far too much time on Etsy since you posted that robot necklace. One of my favorites so far may come a little closer to "girly" steampunk - http://www.etsy.com/listing/38250830/filigree-steampunk

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  5. omg... now I see why I don't wear jewelry-- it's never been awesome enough. DeadlyPretty has a DS necklace. Now I can wear my DS close to my heart.

    I'm sure my boyfriend will love that.

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  6. Don't you just love Etsy? I spend countless work hours there... and here. Time-theft isn't real theft, right?

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  7. Ohhh I just might need that Golden Snitch!!! Here's a Steampunk locket with a bitty bit of bling: http://www.etsy.com/listing/47457210/steampunk-necklace-vintage-swiss-ruby

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  8. The snitch necklace is awesome! I'll admit, as a thirty-something mom of almost three, my love of all things Potter isn't as hardcore as it used to be. But that is just classy enough to really tempt me!

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  9. Loves! I totally want the XBOX controller one! Here's one I've been eying on Etsy for Doctor Who fans:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/47847770/doctor-who-adipose-necklace-sci-fi?ref=sr_gallery_7&ga_search_query=doctor+who+necklace&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_page=1&includes[]=tags&includes[]=title

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  10. Oooh, here's a pretty little Dalek! http://www.etsy.com/listing/47708116/exterminate-silver-robot-cameo-pendant

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  11. The following two Etsy shops have some really gorgeous Steampunk stuff:

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/CatherinetteRings

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/edmdesigns

    The bracelets at Catherinette Rings are pretty awesome, but my favorites are the necklaces at edmdesigns.

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  12. Expensive, but amazing...

    http://www.watch-cufflinks.com/ladies01.htm

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  13. coolio steampunk jewelry:
    http://media.photobucket.com/image/steampunk%20jewelry/treasuredreamsphotos/crystalnecklace2.jpg

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  14. http://www.etsy.com/listing/47461378/steampunk-ring-vintage-hamilton-gleaming?ref=v1_other_1

    i like most of the stuff there!

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  15. Hi! As a fellow steampunk fan, I too lament the lack of glittery goodness in the jewelry offered. However, in my ramblings online, I stumbled (quite literally; stumbleupon is my internet crack) on this website: http://www.clockworkcouture.com/?q=SteampunkJewelry
    Yes, there is the obligatory "grungy" choices but there are also some fabulously sparkling necklaces and brooches such as this: http://www.clockworkcouture.com/?q=node/579
    and this: http://www.clockworkcouture.com/?q=node/395
    Hope these brighten your day!

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  16. I really like COGnitive Creations for steampunk jewelry. Here are a couple examples of their current items that I liked:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/46989304/because-she-is-my-rose-deluxe-artful

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/46329829/pursuit-of-the-mechanical-butterfly

    My husband and I were actually starting to make some steampunk jewelry ourselves (his items are a little more industrial, mine are girlier), but all of our stash is currently in storage while we await yet another move. We're hoping to get an Etsy shop set up when we finally get to his new, permanent duty station this fall.

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  17. http://tinysparklythings.blogspot.com/2010/01/trending-steam-punk-jewelry.html

    Jen...I know it's not the sparklyest thing you've ever seen, but I would TOTALLY rock the gemstone rings! Maybe you can talk John into getting you one to add to your collection of geekery?

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  18. Just how shiny? Does amber count? Cause I think these are gorgeous: http://www.etsy.com/shop/CatherinetteRings

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  19. Oh! Here's shinier: http://www.etsy.com/shop/LondonParticulars

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  20. I love cute Steam punk stuff! I saw lots of it at Emerald City Comicon!

    Take a look through this sellers necklace area on Etsy:

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/NobleStudiosLtd?section_id=5710897

    They have lots of cute and sparkly steam punk. I love the propeller necklace on page two.

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  21. http://www.rivkasmom.com/Adjustable_Steampunk_Bracelet_Plus_Size_p/7878.htm

    and

    http://www.rivkasmom.com/SearchResults.asp?Search=hair

    The hair sticks especially make me drool.

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  22. These necklaces were so wonderful! I especially love the Snitch, sooooo PRETTY! I find that ElvenElysium on etsy puts up some wonderfully sparkly steampunk necklaces everyonce in a while. She has this one up now:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/34633841/elven-elysium-steampunk-necklace
    It's so blue and girly. I just LOVE her jewelry! LuckyCrown on Etsy also puts up really sparkly and pretty steampunk pieces, but she's all out right now. :( But here's the shop just in case she puts something up!
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/LuckyCrown

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  23. http://www.etsy.com/listing/11956428/steampunk-lock-and-key-earrings

    http://www.capitolagirl.com/2009/02/friday-findings-steampunk-style.html

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  24. You must check out the Cosmic Fun Palace (http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=70099) on etsy for all things Lego that have been turned into geektastic earrings, necklaces, and pins!

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  25. What about this?
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/47113533/steampunk-medallion-necklace-modern?ref=sr_gallery_2&ga_search_query=sparkle+steampunk&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_page=&includes[]=tags&includes[]=title

    This is expensive but it has grunge and bling:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/47308964/steampunk-art-deco-bracelet-grunge-neo

    That designer (Designer Kay) has a lot of other stuff too.

    I LOVE this one!
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/47209673/steampunk-goddess-necklace-art-nouveau

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  26. Link ring!
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/47753977/legend-of-zelda-cucco-ring-cucco-revenge

    She has other cute stuff.

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  27. I'm a carpentry geek myself, so I've wanted these earrings (and bracelet and neckalce...) for a while. Someday I may need to break down and buy them!

    http://www.uncommongoods.com/item/item.jsp?itemId=13574

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  28. I just bought this, and I wear it everywhere. EVERYWHERE. And it gives me a great opportunity to tell the tale of Cthulu. : ) http://www.girlzlyfe.com/catalog.php?item=1310

    I have this on order - because who can resist a handlebar moustache necklace? http://www.girlzlyfe.com/catalog.php?item=1074

    And to further feed my love of all things Pepsi, I got these for my birthday. http://www.girlzlyfe.com/catalog.php?item=35

    Good luck on your steampunk search!

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  29. For "Dr. Horrible" Geeks:
    http://www.zazzle.com/shiny_new_australia_keychain-146386258484147842

    Sort of Steam Punk:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/47101233/flutter-ii-steampunk-repurposed-art?ref=sc_19

    and for Computer Geeks:
    http://www.thinkgeek.com/tshirts-apparel/jewelry/ad19/

    Love the Snitch necklace, tempted to buy it and where it to the next HP movie, lol.

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  30. This is one of my favourite stores to look at Madeit.com.au (Australia's version of Etsy).

    RunWildHorses

    http://www.madeit.com.au/storecatalog.asp?userid=863

    Their stuffs are too awesome with the use of watch parts. I love them all!

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  31. I once made an octopus ring, out of wax. This jewelry is really cool! I want the science, myself. I've never been on Etsy, so I'll probably check it out. :D

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  32. Since we're listing our favorite steampunk jewelry makers on Etsy I have to add this one:
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/HappenchanceAndOdd
    Her jewelry has the perfect touches of femininity to it. A lot of her work flies fast so I try to keep a good eye on it.

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  33. http://www.etsy.com/listing/45276344/cupcake-jewelry-its-party-time-order are the most adorable cupcake necklaces!

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  34. I just bought this:http://www.etsy.com/listing/47852268/just-a-strange-blue-box-in-a-field?ref=vt_related_1

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  35. I'm probably going to be horribly murdered for bringing this up... Either by the hubby of doom, or Jen. It all depends on how they find dolls. There is an artist who does steampunk jewelery for dolls, and I thought I'd toss a few links. The page where I actually found it is unfortunately on a closed forum.
    http://www.brighnasa.com/jewelry/Year_King_Silver_12-08_snow.jpg
    http://www.brighnasa.com/jewelry/year_king_crown.jpg
    http://www.brighnasa.com/jewelry/lavender_bat_crown.jpg
    http://www.brighnasa.com/jewelry/white_wings.jpg
    http://www.brighnasa.com/jewelry/brass_wings.jpg (steampunk wings!?)
    http://www.brighnasa.com/jewelry/brass__winding_key.jpg
    http://www.brighnasa.com/jewelry/winding_key_prime.jpg
    http://www.brighnasa.com/jewelry/dragon_headdress_1.jpg

    Annnd.. Ninja and away!

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  36. I love a challenge....
    some of the sparkliest steam punk jewelry I've seen coming right up

    first there's this necklace

    http://clockwork-zero.deviantart.com/art/Steampunk-cyberpunk-Jewelry-82832067

    glass is sparkley.... right?


    next
    this necklace is really nice

    http://cdn.geardiary.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/edmdesigns_06.jpg

    and can be found with some other cute pieces on

    http://www.geardiary.com/2008/11/17/holiday-gift-suggestions-edmdesigns-steampunk-jewelry-for-the-tinkerer/


    then there's this

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.ph
    p?listing_id=17630365

    and this

    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=17430109


    here's another really sparkley necklace

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/a_clockwork_zero/3088354374/

    actually
    almost all of her stuff is pretty and sparkley
    see for yourself

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/a_clockwork_zero/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/a_clockwork_zero/3097308901/

    this one's pretty
    http://community.livejournal.com/steampunk_style/71940.html

    and so's this one
    http://ny-image2.etsy.com/il_fullxfull.35681790.jpg

    and I LOVE this dragon fly
    http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q197/treasuredreamsphotos/Opticlens1.jpg

    don't know how sparkely this one is
    but I LOVE it!!
    http://images.etsy.com/all_images/0/0a1/fbd/il_fullxfull.19832902.jpg

    (found on http://jewelsofluxury.blogspot.com/2008_03_01_archive.html)

    two cute lockets
    http://megkat.com/2009/09/oops.html

    this one has Swarovski Crystals and we ALL know Swarovski Crystals are sparkley!
    http://www.1000markets.com/groups/steampunkstyle/products/185341




    after all that.. I think this one is my favorite!
    http://www.1000markets.com/groups/steampunkstyle/collections/5862/products/29472


    ok.. enough searching (even though I know the best one is probably still out there.. but I'll leave it for someone else to find!)

    -Yiskah

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  37. OK, so she's a personal friend, but she makes beautiful steampunk jewelry including custom orders: http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheTwistedGypsy

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  38. I found a steampunk sparkly necklace for you! So cute! It has a propeller! What do I win (besides the aforementioned totally awesome bonus points, of course)?

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/43970255/steampunk-rhinestone-propeller-necklace

    WV - stedbra - Are the "steds" metal or rhinestone?

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  39. I will now waste so much time and money on Etsy/others, now that everyone else has posted steampunk jewelry links. But here is my suggestion: http://www.etsy.com/shop/19Moons

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  40. Found another! Can't help myself!

    http://www.bonanzle.com/booths/DRyan327/items/Steampunk_Necklace_with_Pearl___Rhinestones

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  41. LOVING the Wonder Woman one!

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  42. i'm pretty sure i just bought that snitch. yeah, i'm positive. i could not resist!

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  43. http://www.finestimaginary.com/shop/jewellery-c-2/epic-necklace-p-48

    Although I want that Snitch necklace and have added it to my birthday list. *Fangirls*

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  44. Nice stuff. Here's something for LEGO geeks like me (AKA AFOLs): http://www.edition-mathea.de/english/lifestyle-sites/nops/01_nops.html . I found them through a LEGO artist called Heather LEGOGirl who made this out of one: http://www.flickr.com/photos/heather_legogirl/3381482044/

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  45. I adore this (http://www.etsy.com/shop/birdzNbeez) Etsy shop. I have two of her necklaces: Two Dragonflies (http://www.etsy.com/listing/44161998/once-upon-a-time-two-dragonflies), and my husband bought me Time on My Hands (http://www.etsy.com/listing/46555454/once-upon-a-time-on-my-hands) for Mother's Day.

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  46. Ahh! I love the girl game controller!! Esty is one of my favorite sites!!

    Here's a link to some steampunk pieces: http://www.craftstylish.com/item/48107/steampunk-jewelry

    there's a really cool ring

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  47. My favorite coin is the mercury dime...I have a pendant with the head and "Liberty" cut out, but I found this one and really like it---it's like the one you pictured, but I love the prettiness of the mercury dime version. :)

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/47530126/silver-pendant-made-from-vintage-us?ref=sr_gallery_4&ga_search_query=mercury+dime&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_page=&includes[]=tags&includes[]=title

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  48. I love this cupcake necklace...for cake geeks.
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/42974082/blue-and-white-sprinkle-lampwork-cupcake
    How could you miss that one??

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  49. Here is how you can do it yourself.

    http://thepinkhare.typepad.com/the_pink_hare/2009/01/simple-steampunk-jewelry-tutorial.html

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  50. I got this as a gift from my fabulous husband last year, but admit I haven't found quite the right occasion for wearing Han's blaster around my neck!

    http://www.kaboodle.com/reviews/thinkgeek-han-cholo-blaster-pendant-1

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  51. For Tom Swift or retro space geeks, I'd like to recommend two of my own shirts if I could:

    Rocket Scientist

    Plays with Robots

    This is the 100th anniversary of Tom Swift, boy inventor!

    (love both of your blogs)

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  52. Jen, you have captured my feelings exactly. WHY can't there be more geeky/girly jewelery? Thanks for sharing :)

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  53. http://www.etsy.com/listing/41024822/meh-the-apathetic-ceramic-atheist

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  54. For those who are really into science there's always necklaces in the shape of molecules. I've wanted these forever.

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/molecularmuse

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  55. I don't see any Star Trek suggestions, so I'll give you one:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Star-Trek-Majels-Command-Insignia-Pearl-Earring-Set-/370382583503?cmd=ViewItem&pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item563c85b6cf

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  56. These have a little bling...
    http://www.steampunkjewelry.ffxoh.com/steampunk-necklaces

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  57. I love geeky jewelery - as does every scientist-girl deep at heart, but was saddened by the lack of molecular biology type stuff - so made my own; http://thegeneticallyinsane.blogspot.com/2010/05/lets-sell-some-stuff.html
    Also on the amazingness that is Etsy - http://www.etsy.com/shop/molecularmuse
    Dopamine and nucleotides and *awesome*!

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  58. Smart and scienc-geeky jewelry from Surlyramics: http://www.etsy.com/shop/surly?section_id=5265740

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  59. I would recommend ANYTHING by Rachel Sudlow. I bought Christmas gifts for my mom and sister from her last year and she was fantastic to deal with.

    Also, I so want that first necklace! *covet*

    For sparkly steampunk I'd love to point you towards my friend Robin at Shameless Fashions. She primarily does corsetry but has recently branched into steampunk with gorgeous results. She doesn't currently have an Etsy account but she has some pictures of her work on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=15673&id=123613991001160) and her contact email is on there as well.

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  60. Just a few of the sparky steam I found on Etsy.

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/48000262/octopus-locket-necklace-red-and-gold?ref=sr_gallery_9&ga_search_query=steam+punk+necklaces&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_page=2&includes[]=tags&includes[]=title

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/46187900/silver-steampunk-locket-necklace?ref=sr_gallery_23&ga_search_query=steam+punk+necklaces&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_page=2&includes[]=tags&includes[]=title

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/45676606/egyptian-scarab-beetle-steampunk-watch?ref=sr_gallery_5&ga_search_query=steam+punk+necklaces&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_page=3&includes[]=tags&includes[]=title

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/43892211/gorgeous-crystal-pink-butterfly?ref=sr_gallery_15&ga_search_query=steam+punk+necklaces&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_page=4&includes[]=tags&includes[]=title

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/47522135/steampunk-necklace-brass-metal-diving?ref=sr_gallery_24&ga_search_query=steam+punk+necklaces&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_page=4&includes[]=tags&includes[]=title

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  61. Also, the ad I see when I visit your blog is for shanalogic.com so I visited it once and found some really cute geeky stuff. It will be my new go-to place for gifts for my 15 year old sister-in-law. She loves anime and cutesy little stuff.

    I wish I was a science geek so I could own this microscope necklace (and who can beat a $12 price tag???)

    http://shanalogic.com/item.php?item_id=2887&page=2&category_id=184

    This typewriter necklace is also cute.

    http://shanalogic.com/item.php?item_id=2450&page=6&category_id=184

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  62. Apparently, my father was a visionary. When I was a small child...in 1960-something, my Dad drilled a hole in the top of a 1926 English penny and put a chain through it for me to wear. I wore it all the time and I still have that necklace! My dad has been deceased since 1989 and it is one of my favorite treasures. Makes me a bit misty just thinking about it. {sniff} :)

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  63. Love the xbox controller necklace! I'm definitely going to have to show it to my daughter tomorrow (she's asleep).

    Alas, I don't have an etsy contribution, and it's past my bedtime, but I fully intend of looking at all the links in the comments tomorrow. :)

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  64. I want that gamer girl one.. goes and bugs husband to get it for me lol.

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  65. You probably have more than enough links to keep you occupied for awhile, but this is one of my new favorite etsy stores. If you like coin jewelry, this guy does some cool things with coins from all around the world. I have his Athena owl from Greece and LOVE it. :)

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/petsalad

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  66. http://gizmodo.com/393522/steampunk-jewelry-is-perfect-if-you-are-captain-nemo

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  67. This is a kinda sparkly steampunk necklace. It might just be really shiny but it looks sparkly.

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/48013083/steampunk-necklace-neo-victorian

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  68. Oh wow, I really love the nerdy glasses necklace!! And the price! Definitely on my wishlist! I have a really cute charm that's a snare drum, I won it in a silent auction as part of a set of drum-geek things, I put it on a $1 ribbon thing from a street fair though since the chain it came with was ridiculous. I wear it to band practice and everyone loves it. (I play bass in my current band but I'm a drummer at heart, so I like to wear it to show my drummer pride!) Yay geeky girlie rockers!! :D

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  69. TheBlueKraken on Etsy usually has more jewelry than what's in the shop right now, but here's something to give you an idea:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/43134938/spring-tulip-pendant-sterling-bail

    I bought these earrings a few months back and looove them: http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=19646255

    And I would TOTALLY wear this at my wedding: http://www.etsy.com/listing/23475217/silver-gears-industrial-steampunk-harley?ref=sr_gallery_33&ga_search_query=geek+chic&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_page=4&includes[]=tags&includes[]=title


    I've also started a nice little collection of Scrabble tile pendants... You can get ANYTHING on those!

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  70. one more.. not sure how geeky it is.. but I'm in love

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/15916593/tiny-orangutan-necklace-needle-felted

    also love the mouse and the frog

    -Yiskah

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  71. Beadesaurus has some great geeky jewellery
    http://beadesaurus.co.uk/store/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=7
    It’s a British company, so probably not useful to you, but awesome for any other British people here who are getting sad at all the pretty American jewellery they can’t buy.
    They even have a cupcake one!
    http://beadesaurus.co.uk/store/index.php?main_page=product_book_info&cPath=7_79&products_id=1381

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  72. I agree with Sarah, ThinkGeek has some great stuff, too! :)

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/45070175/je-taime-necklace-vintage-brass-key

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/44387803/fire-opal-vintage-glass-jewel-necklace

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/31034558/dark-dimensions-mystic-portal-collection

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  73. I love a cute quirky necklace!

    I have found some delightful ones at http://www.emilyelizabethjewelry.com/shop.html?c=1

    Not often you find reasonably priced gold jewelry.

    I especially love the button and silverware ones!

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  74. Dear Jen,

    I recommend a little look at http://en.dawanda.com/. There are all sorts of goodies there, especially the Lego pendant with Swarovski crystals: http://en.dawanda.com/product/7440362-LEoLIQUE-Halskette-mit-einem-Lego-Stein.

    Toodle-pip,
    Sonia

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  75. I love this blog! So fun. My favorite is the POW! Wonder Woman one.

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  76. Personally, I love this steampunk necklace. http://www.etsy.com/listing/48013083/steampunk-necklace-neo-victorian

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  77. I am buying (hopefully, most likely, want to?) these Star Wars ring for my rehearsal dinner. (The groom is having a surprise Star Wars cake at the rehearsal dinner!)--Carrie

    http://www.etsy.com/search_results.php?search_query=star+wars&filter[0]=handmade&filter[1]=jewelry

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  78. oooh... this one is perty. :) http://www.etsy.com/listing/42040598/steampunk-necklace-vintage-silver-etched

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  79. Darn- others posted the molecularmuse site first! This is my favorite, though -
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/47484685/spell-geek-necklace-with-amino-acids

    As a scientist, I do quote Venkman on an almost daily basis, but I consider myself a "cool geek" because I have DNA tatooed around my ankle...

    TracyO

    WV: bugly - not pretty insect jewelry?

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  80. Someone already beat me to the ThinkGeek love, but my hubbs bought me this necklace in blue for Christmas this year: http://www.thinkgeek.com/tshirts-apparel/jewelry/b020/ It's sooo pretty, even when it's not lit up.

    Gotta say, that xbox controller is a thousand kinds of awesome.

    And Happy Towel Day btw. 42 :)

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  81. While I was searching for a mom necklace, this came up too and it's REALLY pretty: http://www.etsy.com/listing/45523944/steampunk-necklace-neo-victoriana?ref=sr_gallery_1&ga_search_query=Mother+necklace&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_page=&includes[]=tags&includes[]=title I'm not even into steampunk and I might get it!

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  82. You inspired me to look at etsy and one of the first things I found was this glittery steampunk ;)
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/SteamTrunkStudio?page=2

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  83. Well the beaker and "flash" made me laugh. Too much computers not enough lab?
    Cute stuff though! (I'm a microscopist)

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  84. The artist Kythryne Aisling makes sparkly steampunk pieces. Her Alchemy of Time series is pretty fantastic. She would make anything sparkly if you wanted, and does custom work.

    http://wyrdingstudios.com/

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  85. Try this one:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/45771128/steampunk-fashion-necklace-fashioned

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  86. IF you are a Warcraft Geek, there are a few warcraft inspired pieces listed here.

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/48052419/fang-of-sartharion-necklace

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/48052715/fang-of-chillmaw-necklace

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/35477495/fang-of-malygos-necklace?ref=v1_other_1

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  87. http://www.etsy.com/shop/BreadandBadger
    Is a shop I pretty much adore, they made a cracking set of coasters for my sisters 25th with astronaughts, knitting needles and yarn, a guitar and a rocket ship! All her favourite things as she's a scientist. I think alchemy is a superb feature.
    Hello from South Yorkshire in the UK by the way!

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  88. Hey Jen,

    I think I may have found the perfect one for you although I am sure someone else has already beaten me to it :)
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/danielproulx/3881850247/

    Its steampunk and sparkly and it has Mickey heads on it :)

    Enjoy

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  89. Jen, I just checked their site, and it's "Flask", not "Flash".

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  90. Badali Jewelry has lots of handcrafted quality pieces from Lord of the Rings (their "Gollum gold necklace" is a cost-effective way to get your own Ring of Power--I love mine!) to runes, "Geek tags" and more. They are really nice folks too, having worked with them to create a custom engraved pin for our musical ensemble.

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  91. What about this for a pretty steampunk piece? http://www.etsy.com/listing/39220014/steampunk-double-hearts-watchparts?ref=sr_gallery_1&ga_search_query=steampunk&ga_search_type=&ga_page=&max=20&includes[]=tags&includes[]=title

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  92. It's a Robo-Kiwi necklace - 'nuff said. (I want this so much). http://www.etsy.com/listing/41113113/robokiwi-moving-legs-and-wings?ref=sr_gallery_10&ga_search_query=steampunk+robot&ga_search_type=&ga_page=2&includes[]=tags&includes[]=title

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  93. Really enjoying the new "EPBOT" venture! You mentioned you were looking for steampunk, but sparkly...how about this? http://www.etsy.com/listing/36735789/glam-time-steampunk-necklace

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  94. ACK I LOVE the HP necklace...hmmm to decide whether to get it for myself or my friend is the question. :)

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  95. I love the necklaces from The Blue Kraken, on Etsy. Cute, fun, and you can't get any more geeky than jewelry made from old computer circuit boards. :)
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheBlueKraken

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  96. http://girly-gear.blogspot.com/2009/02/reversible-necklace-small-tear-drop-art.html

    I really like the design of this one. =)

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  97. I'm not sure if these were what you were looking for:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/48065202/griffin-steampunk-necklace?ref=sr_list_2&ga_search_query=steampunk+necklace+gears&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_page=&includes[]=tags&includes[]=title
    and
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/24516749/flutter-by-steampunk-victorian-dapped?ref=sr_list_32&ga_search_query=jewel+steampunk+necklaces&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_page=&order=price_asc&includes[]=tags&includes[]=title

    Oh, and this is one of my faves:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/31651853/oklahoma-rose-sweet-vintage-pearl-and?ref=sr_list_22&ga_search_query=vintage+pearl+necklace+and+rose&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_page=&order=&includes[]=tags&includes[]=title

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  98. Pretty sure you will LOVE the Etsy shop birdzNbeez. I bought a necklace on there that was made from the workings of a vintage watch.

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  99. I found two steampunk pieces that I think are sparkly...but honestly I love the whole shop!

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/47777311/the-aqua-octopus-steampunk-jewelry

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/38936303/chainsaw-earrings-recycled-chainsaw

    enjoy!!

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  100. http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=5044630291

    Yes its on facebook but she makes fantastic nerd belt buckles! (I have many of her comic book ones) and she even makes custom ones.

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  101. http://www.creationent.com/images/SG-NECKLACE1_sm.jpg

    http://www.paynesjewelry.com/pic/stargatepend01.jpg

    For Stargate addicts

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  102. I have an 1884 nickel pendant that I wear. I love, love, love it!! It looks so "Old World" and cool. Most people don't realise it's a coin. It looks like art.

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  103. Hey! Thanks for featuring my beaker & flask necklaces!

    Kim
    http://www.finestimaginary.com

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  104. I remember my brother making a money necklace when he was a teen. He drilled a hole in a one dollar coin and put it on a cord and wore it for a long time.

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  105. Lego jewelry!!! There's quite a few cool necklaces & earrings out there, including a few awesome Star Wars ones. :)

    I also love lego cufflinks. :D

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  106. Jen. I'd just like to say damn you. DAMN YOU!
    You just have to be so clever and witty, don't you?
    NOW I have ANOTHER blog in my "must check daily" list. You're killing my schedule!! ;)
    Also, I totally want that wonder woman necklace! And the glasses.

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  107. i really love this steampunk piece.. http://www.etsy.com/listing/47974938/steampunk-gear-lily-medium?ref=v1_other_1 ..
    the seller also has tons of other cool necklaces such as.. http://www.etsy.com/listing/47976580/steampunk-cosmic-chameleon

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  108. I don't know if it's necessarily geeky, but it's beautiful =)

    http://www.wickedgems.com/new%20mystic%20portal%20the%20raven%20product%20page.htm

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  109. I love this store
    http://www.dopaminejewelry.com/
    All sorts of pretty and funky colors and yet (quietly) geeky.
    I have a couple pairs of earrings from them and they're so fun and pretty.

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  110. Here you go.. Steampunk and pretty
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/48096584/custom-alchemy-order-for-kielah

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  111. I need the snitch! All the others are gorgeous, but that one is stunning.

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  112. OH, I wish!! I first thought the chic Buddy Holly glasses were one of those glasses-keeper chain thingies, like from the fifties.

    I have one of those myself---a teensy pair of very pointy Harlequins---with rhinestones.

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  113. This may not be on Etsy, but I LOVE her work:

    http://surlyramics.com/Surlyramics/Surly_Ramics.html

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  114. Click here: View NECKLACES by dryan327 on Etsy
    there is some nice stuff, here

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  115. I intended on enjoy every link in every comment, but there is just too many! You may agree, and so never get to my late little post...but if you do and would like some pretty Dr. Who jewelry, these aren't exactly dressy but I do think they are pretty:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/40898069/custom-art-glass-pendant-doctor-whos
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/36921795/in-the-vortex-doctor-who-a-scrabble-tile
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/47087548/doctor-who-keep-calm-and-call-the-doctor
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/47708089/metallic-blue-police-call-box-cameo
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/47784128/just-a-strange-blue-box-in-a-field

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  116. Someone I wach on Etsy does a lot of cute whimsical things. Her motto is the smaller, the cuter. The best part is the majority of her stuff has a little story to it too.

    A steampunk turtle shell from her shop: http://www.etsy.com/listing/44253454/steampunk-turtle-shell-pendant

    It updates with various things and she does comissions, too. Her dA (http://catharsisjb.deviantart.com/) has all the details there.

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  117. http://www.etsy.com/shop/BellaLili
    is my fav steampunk glitz shop ^-^

    I love geek themed jewelry...mostly because it makes Hubb happy to know I'm just as geeky as him...even if it's more on the art side.

    Oh and I adore this shop for it's total geek chic
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/molecularmuse

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  118. Thanks to all the wonderful comments and your awesome post I instantly bought pen-nib earrings off an etsy site
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/47934394/writer-earrings-vintage-fountain-nib-and
    I love this blog - I never would have found anything like them on my own!

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  119. i found these via searching google for "geek chic" jewelry:
    http://www.aradanicostumes.com/geekchic.php
    http://www.trendhunter.com/slideshow/geek-chic-jewelry (not sure where you canget this one, but its a cool picture!)
    http://www.kilobytecouture.com/ ( this shows you how to make cool jewelry with computer stuff!)
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/46181961/steampunk-bracelet-copper-brass-bright (i found one with color! yay me!!)
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/48124896/steampunk-jewelry-ring-lab-created-opal?ref=v1_other_2 (i might like this one better!)
    btw, love the blog!

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  120. http://www.geeksugar.com/Handmade-Turntable-Necklace-8540175

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  121. Check out these lovelies...steampunk with a little delicacy to delighten zein eyezen.

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/OliviasOubliette

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  122. My absolute favorite necklace (I wear it every day!)... http://www.etsy.com/listing/46165583/email-internet-pendant-at-sign-sterling

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  123. I think this might be my new favorite site. I just popped in here over from cakewrecks and found not only Star Wars fanart (and drawn by a Pixar guy, nonetheless) BUT ALSO a snitch necklace! How cool is that?

    And EPBOT...well since I used to work under the shadow of that big golf ball, how can I not like this site?

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  124. I come from a small place called New Zealand where they one made a small movie (or three) featuring thousands of orcs....

    http://www.lotrjewellery.com/

    I bought myself one of the Evenstar necklaces 6 years ago... still get comments on it :-)

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  125. Do you know about Simply Willow? They have sparkly steampunk. http://www.etsy.com/shop/simplywillow

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  126. Too many comments to read through, but how about http://www.etsy.com/shop/VintageFiligree ?

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  127. http://www.modcloth.com/store/ModCloth/Womens/Accessories/Necklaces/Wind+Me+Up+Necklace

    I own this one and just love it, have gotten lots of compliments on it too..and well who doesn't like robots?

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  128. You may have already seen this steampunk robot on Etsy, but just in case...

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/48344535/steampunk-robot?ref=v1_other_2

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  129. Oh. My. Gosh. Thank you for sharing this! This is the perfect present for my best friend. She's a Harry Potter junky and the hardest person in the world to shop for. Thanks you, thank you! A thousand times thank you!

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  130. When I saw this I could have wept. . .I want it SO badly, but the price dictates that it isn't meant to be. :^) It's good to want things we can't have, right?

    http://reefjewelry.com/product_info.php?cPath=1_51&products_id=250

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  131. I just now saw your post and it's awesome! I couldn't read it the day you posted it because I was getting married! Yay! And it all ties in because:

    Groomsmen cufflinks: http://www.etsy.com/listing/48474214/tri-force-zelda-gold-cuff-links-in-free?ref=sr_list_28&ga_search_query=zelda&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_page=&includes[]=tags&includes[]=title

    My earrings for the rehearsal dinner: http://www.etsy.com/listing/44324784/earrings-nintendo-fire-flower?ref=sr_list_13&ga_search_query=super+mario+flower&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_page=&includes[]=tags&includes[]=title

    The necklace charm listing is gone and so is the one for the Zelda Rupee Earring and Necklaces I bought for my bridesmaids. I do have pictures on my comp somewhere, though. Still organizing things...haha.

    It was a good time :)

    And I LOVE the snitch. My fav. And I enjoy both of your blogs so much!!

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  132. Squee!! I have just bookmarked a TON of links in this comments section under a folder called "Birthday Present Ideas" as a hint to the hubby. I'm so sad that the Dalek necklace sold already, but I've been looking for a magnifying glass necklace for FOREVER (like in the Evil Dead movies), and just found some while browsing on the Etsy sites. Whoo hoo!

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  133. You know... I've been making "normal" jewelry, but I'm a huge geek. Hmmmm... Jen, you may have inspired me! :D

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  134. I don't have a website yet, but here are a few pics of my jewelry:
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/0703/steelydws/QUIRKYVINTAGE/DSC00281a.jpg

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/0703/steelydws/QUIRKYVINTAGE/TuesdayFebruary2020076.jpg

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/0703/steelydws/QUIRKYVINTAGE/DSC00328.jpg

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/0703/steelydws/QUIRKYVINTAGE/2006_0820_213757AA.jpg

    And some non-steampunk-y bead embroidered pieces:
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/0703/steelydws/QUIRKYVINTAGE/8a6aa8e7.jpg

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/0703/steelydws/QUIRKYVINTAGE/5a8009ab.jpg

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  135. I stumbled here from your penny tutorial through a link on the steampunk community.

    I recently bought this necklace at a ren faire. I hate to admit that I paid a lot more than this but it looks exactly the same so this must be the source. It's a working clock, which you wind. So cool! At least I know where to get a replacement if mine ever gets lost/broken!

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Crystal-Ball-archaize-mechanical-necklace-pocket-watch-/320546648987?cmd=ViewItem&pt=Pocket_Watches&hash=item4aa211b39b

    Great blog.

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  136. I agree with you that if jewelry isn't quirky and a bit shiny, I'm not interested. I guess cause I'm half nerd and half fish or something. My favorites are something with a story behind it, so I usually pick up jewelry while traveling. One of my favorite and most recent pieces was a necklace that links together puzzle pieces which I got at the National American History Museum (part of the Smithsonian in Washington D.C. in case you didn't know) of all places.

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  137. http://www.tinycravings.com/loveworks-steampunk-locket.html

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  138. My new favorite earrings, also from Forever 21! (I have the necklace and I love it!)

    http://www.forever21.com/product.asp?catalog_name=FOREVER21&category_name=acc&product_id=1080897974&showBACK=OK#

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  139. Nerd-Tastic on deviantart have a lot of fun, cute and nerdy pieces! Bonus being a good chunk of the work is steampunk inspired.

    http://nerd-tastic.deviantart.com/gallery/

    They also take custom orders!

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  140. http://www.etsy.com/listing/44490865/steampunk-ring-hidden-methodology-xcviii?ref=fp_feat_11

    This made to the front page of etsy, for good reason. It's lovely and I only wish there were more pictures.

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  141. While searching the Geek section on Etsy I found this:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/50986037/crochet-necklace-3-d-eyeball

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  142. I ended up buying the Fleur necklace after reading it on your blog. It's very pretty in person. The tops of the wings are painted with white gold glitter and the ball part is glass. It's so pretty and so appealing to the Harry Potter geek in me. Lots of people who have seen it love it! So, thanks a bunch for posting this blog post, Jen! I love my necklace!

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  143. I recently bought Hermione's snitch necklace from the same shop and I LOVE it! I always get compliments. :)

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