Etsy Crush of the Week- Treno Nights

Rachael is a gamer girl with a knack for creating darling hand-made jewelry. Whether you’re a Whovian, gamer or otaku, there’s a little bit of everything in Treno Nights for you! Find out more about the talent behind the charming Etsy shop in my interview with Rachael.

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When my earrings arrived in the mail it felt like Christmas!

Interview with Rachael of Treno Nights Etsy Shop:

Can you tell us a little about yourself? 

Rachael: My name is Rachael, and I live in Fort Worth, TX. I have a miniature dachshund and a silver german shepherd and I live with my husband. I am hopelessly addicted to video games… My husband got me into them when we met and I haven’t been able to stop since. I play anything from Little Big Planet to Resident Evil. I am an addict for sure. I sit in front of my computer WAY to much, I have an addiction to caffeine, and I have issues with procrastination.

How long have you been crafting and making jewelry?

Rachael: I have been crafting my entire life. My mom never did my school projects for me, and she would NEVER buy those kits that come with all the things you need. I was forced to go around the house and find things I could use in my project. As much as I would resent her some times for that, I owe her for my creativity. As for making jewelry that is a fairly new hobby of mine. I picked up polymer clay for the first time a little over a year ago. I was hooked immediately.

How did Treno Nights come to be? 

Rachael: What got me hooked on clay was cell phone charms. I went crazy and was buying all sorts of licensed charms and turning them into jewelry. Then I discovered Etsy and saw what people were making out of clay. I rushed to Hobby Lobby and I bought a sample pack, ran home, and I made a cupcake and a digivice and I was sold. I knew that making charms that you can’t find anywhere else was what I wanted to do. I wanted to share with the world my creations, so I started a shop on Etsy. :D

Where did you get the name Treno Nights?

Rachael: Treno Nights is inspired by Final Fantasy IX. In that game there was a city named Treno. Specifically the Dark City Treno. In that city there are lots of auctions, games, and gambles. I took the name because taking a risk is a gamble, and sometimes you may seem lost in the dark. It seems a little cliche, but it works for me. Although most people don’t even think twice about the reference, it has special meaning to me.

What are you a fangirl for? 

Rachael: Where to begin… Harry Potter, Kingdom Hearts, and Legend of Zelda. I would LOVE a crossover. :D

If you were on a deserted island what video game, book, movie and TV show would you bring? 

Rachael: This is a really, really hard question. If I could have one of each I would choose Kingdom Hearts (I could always try to beat Sephiroth), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Dumb and Dumber, and for TV show I choose Mythbusters.

Where do you live on the internet?  

Rachael: I do accept commissions, so if you don’t see something in my shop that you want, I can make it just for you.

27 Pieces of Portal (the Video Game) Jewelry

After constantly coming across Portal jewelry on the internet, I took it as a sign from the all mighty Blog God that I should gather the best (and practically all) Portal video game jewelry out there. And by “out there” I mean on Etsy, ’cause I love Etsy.

This is where I should probably go on about how utterly amazing Portal is, but you already know that. If you don’t know, and haven’t played Portal before well then I urge you to take a long hard look at the choices you’ve made in your life.

PS- Gamer girls, you’re welcome.

Think with Portals

Five Portal Danger Level Icons Necklace- Laser Cut Stacked Acrylic Pendant (each icon can be made into individual necklace)– By LicketyCut

The Original Portal earrings laser cut acrylic– By SVJewellery

Laser cut acrylic Portal stud earrings– By SVJewellery

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Gamer Jewelry- Nintendo, 8-bit and Old School (Part 2)

Here goes part deux of the Gamer Jewelry series. This is one of the many parts of a long series of Nerdy Jewelry I will be doing because I am a girl and I like jewelry and also happen to like nerdy things as well. So this is a way to combine the two… kind of like a blog version of an attack combo WATA!

Oh BTW…

You’ll see a lot of 8-bit jewelry… this is not only because I think it’s cool but also because of the overwhelming nostalgia I get from anything and everything 8-bit.  You’ll also see a lot of Nintendo stuff, this is simply because I really like Nintendo. Lastly, please forgive me in advance for the cheesy lines you are about to read, I couldn’t help myself.

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I could write some super corny line that replaces one of the words in some famous Star Wars quote with “triforce” but I won’t…

No pot breaking and bush cutting necessary to get these rupees!

“Fire Power!”

“It’s-a me Mario!”

“Sorry, Mario, but your princess is in another castle!”

Didn’t you just love the underwater music for Mario?!… la la la la… eek a Blooper!

Tetris


I now pronounce you Mr. and Ms. Pac-Man

Wakka Wakka Wakk

Ms. Pac-Man & Ghost

Space Invaders


Gamer Jewelry- Controllers, Consoles and Cartridges Oh My! (Part 1)

Pry your calloused thumbs from your controllers gamer girls and peel your blood-shot eyes from the TV screen and feast your eyes on this awesome collection of gamer jewelry I’ve rounded up from the vast land called The Internets.

Don’t worry gamer boys I have found some gamer accessories for you that I will post soon, granted about 90% of them are cufflinks, but hey an E for Effort right?!

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Xbox version here