nerdy fashion

D.I.Y. – Star Wars Jewelry

While shopping, I came across Star Wars epoxy stickers. Too cute to pass up, I chucked them in my cart. Once home, I decided that instead of using these all willy-nilly I would make some adorable jewelry with them! I had the supplies on hand but they can be purchased cheaply at any craft store.

First: I cut out each sticker, leaving the plastic attached to the back. These particular stickers didn’t peel easily from their plastic sheet to begin with so I didn’t have any trouble with them peeling apart on their own. (Should I encounter a future problem with the sticky side of the sticker being exposed, I’ll put a coat of clear nail polish on it.)

Second: To create a hole in each sticker for a metal loop to go through, I heated up a sewing needle and carefully pierced the top of each sticker. (The same method I use in my guitar pick jewelry post)

Finally: I decided which pieces would become earrings and which would become necklace pendants and attached the necessary metal rings and pieces.

The necklace pendants can be worn on any chain or rope but I decided to use some heavy duty, glittery ribbon that I recently found on clearance at JoAnn’s to make chokers a la 1994. I used the sewing needle again to create holes for the metal rings to loop through (attaching the clasps and pendants).

Here’s some pics of what I’ve made so far and my gigantic zit:

Stormtrooper earrings & Vader choker.

R2-D2/C-3PO earrings & Yoda choker 

Thanks for reading! Love, GK

Geeky Chic Nostalgia

I’ve been having so much fun participating in Set To Stunning‘s #nerdvember. The nerdy-themed outfit of the day Instagram contest got me thinking about two of my favorite chic geek outfits from the past.

First up is the outfit I wore for the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary special: my Her Universe Red Dalek Dress with my black & white cardigan and some villain inspired jewelry including my Adipose earrings and a [Max] Capricorn necklace.

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The other, is the first time I wore my Sherlock ‘Bored’ A-Line Dress from Gold Bubble Clothing. My yellow Converse All Stars and yellow belt looked smashing with the yellow smiley face and my Sherlock Holmes “The game is afoot – Sir Conan Arthur Doyle” necklace from Hot Topic completed the look. (I even got props via Instgram & Twitter from Gold Bubble Clothing’s Creative Director (cosplayer and Set To Stunning Blogger), Victoria Schmidt!)

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Thanks for reading! And please check out my #nerdvember 2014 Master Post! Love, GK

D.I.Y. :: Galaxy Nails

Last night, I decided to try out a nail art idea that I’ve seen floating around the internet for a long time: Galaxy Nails. It’s super easy to do and there’s really no way to possibly mess-up. All you’ll need to do this yourself is a few nail polishes and a makeup sponge or a couple of cheap eye shadow applicators.  The color polishes you’ll want to work with include: 1. Black or Dark Purple or Dark Blue. 2.) White 3.) Light Green or Light Gold. 4.) Blue or a Brighter Blue (if you used dark blue for your base color) 4.) Pink. 5.) Sparkles. Here are the colors I used:

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  • wet n wild :: black creme
  • sally hansen extreme wear :: white on
  • julep :: piper
  • sally hansen triple shine :: wavy blue
  • julep :: lily
  • julep :: trina
  • sinful colors nail art :: bad chick
  • sinful colors :: queen of beauty

IMG_6870.JPGStart by painting your nail with your dark color. Next, dab white polish around the center of the nail with the sponge using a very light hand. Then, apply your next color the same way.

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Blend the last color into the dark polish perimeters with blue. Now, add touches of pink or purple around, still using the sponge technique. *Be sure not to over-do-it with any of the colors and end up covering all of the white; you still want some white popping out.* The next step is optional: Using a teeny-tiny nail art brush, you can add some white specks and x’s (or maybe bigger chunks of glitter). Finally, finish with a sparkly top coat and you’re done!

Next time I paint my nails like this, I will definitely do a few things differently. One of those adjustments will be to go easy on the sparkle polish too. I feel like the overabundance of of silver takes away from the colors. But what can I say? I like a lot of glitter in my galaxy.

Thanks for reading! Love, GK

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