Etsy Crush of the Week & Giveaway: WetheSciencey

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“You had me at meteorite necklace”, is how I felt when I landed on WeTheSciencey’s Etsy shop. So I can own a necklace that has a metorite fragment in it? SOLD! Who wouldn’t want to flaunt a bit of space around their neck?! And that’s not it! We the Sciencey’s shop is bursting will all sorts of science and sci-fi items that will have you manically clicking “Add to Cart”. What makes it even better is every month WeTheSciencey chooses a new Kickstarter project to back with a percentage of every sale. It’s a win/win!

The handmade (and space-made) meteorite necklace is just as beautiful as I daydreamed! It arrived in a cute little drawstring bag which includes an informational card about the meteorite fragment history and meteorites in general. The necklace itself includes an 18in silver-color chain with genuine meteorite fragment(s) incased in a glass bottle pendant. My meteorite fragment is a chondrite from fall NWA 869 and was found in 2000 in Northwest Africa. It’s pretty freaking cool.

Oh, and there’s a giveaway! Details below.

Interview with Noah of WeTheSciencey:

Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

WeTheSciencey-Mad Scientist Chemistry Cookie Cutter KitI’m Noah, a 23-year old human girl who likes to think of herself as a creator and who is always on the lookout for grand adventures and tea with Jammie Dodgers. That aside, I am a sailor-in-training and I also want to be an astronaut.

Can you tell us the origin story of your shop, We the Sciencey?

One day, as I was sitting in chemistry class and sketching reaction mechanisms, the thought occurred, “wouldn’t it be brilliant to be able to buy things that are …chemistry-y! but beautiful, because there’s something quite lovely about science.” Just look at the stars on a clear night, in place far away from civilisation…it’s science, but it’s beauty. I wanted to make a place where the two could be celebrated together. Science & art. And then, maybe a semester later, I discovered ‘Doctor Who’. It was perfectly inspiring and added the fictional and imaginative side; I loved that I found an outlet for so many things I loved since childhood, and knew others loved as well. I wanted to share it and have been doing so since!

Which have been some of your favorite pieces to make? WeTheSciencey- Doctor Who Whovian Timey-Wimey Greeting Card Set

The Meteorite Necklace is, by far, my favourite piece in the shop. Somehow I always end up day-dreaming and imagining the life of the meteorite and its incredibly epic journey hurtling through time and space. It’s kind of mysterious and awe-inspiring! I also just like the idea of people carrying bits of outer-space around with them. :D

Do you have any (other) geeky obsessions? If so what?

I LIKE CHEMISTRY. And SPACE. Art & design. Anddd…well, lots of things. In terms of science-fiction, I’m definitely a Trekkie-Whovian-type hybrid. I find science fiction to be full of wonder and fantasticalness. If I feel a bit stuck, creative-wise, just watching an episode of Star Trek (original
series mostly) or Doctor Who always jostles my imagination awake again.

If you had to live in a fictional sci-fi universe for a month, which would it be and why?

Definitely the Doctor’s universe. I mean, just. Yes. Just think…the adventures, the cultures, the mysteries, the questions and answers and discoveries and beautiful vastness andandand! *sigh* CAN I JUST GO NOW?!?! >.<

WeTheSciencey- Star Trek Spock Hand StampWhich science fiction tech can you not wait to become science reality?

A replicator! The closest thing I have is the MakerBot Replicator 2 which is a 3D printer. And though, it is pretty freaking amazing, it is limited to creating objects out of 2 varying types of materials and requires a lot of time/learning (which isn’t necessarily a bad thing ;) ). The Star Trek replicator could solve a lot of problems, especially food and medicine shortages. It could also cause a lot of issues if misused. So, while I think it would be a lovely piece of equipment to have in theory….perhaps it might be better that it doesn’t exist. SO. The TARDIS, then. =]

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

I’d bring: The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, A brilliant chemistry textbook so I can invent things to retrofit the island, Space Odyssey 2001, and the Doctor Who series’.

Where do you live on the internet?

You can find the WeTheSciencey shop at etsy.com/shop/wethesciencey and the blog at www.wethesciencey.com. On Twitter: twitter.com/wethesciencey and Facebook: Facebook.com/wethesci. When I’m not blogging on wethesciencey.com, I’m at galaxychild.tumblr.com (caution: it’s mostly poetry with the occasional meandering into things rather spacey and timey).

WeTheSciencey Giveaway!

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Three winners will get one of the items above!

Enter the giveaway:

  • Follow WeTheSciencey on (if applicable):
  •      – Facebook: facebook.com/wethesci
  •      – Twitter: twitter.com/wethesciencey
  •      – Tumblr: wethesciencey.com
  • Answer the following question in the comments section:
  •      Q: Which science fiction tech can you not wait to become science reality?
  • Giveaway ends Monday, August 26th

Giveaway over. Congrats, Kathryn, Jessica, Ada!

 

More from WeTheSciencey!

 

Pringles & Star Wars ‘The Force for Fun’ Finalist: The Delectable Weapon and giveaway!

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The only salvation for an overworked Star Wars fan? You guessed it — Pringles. Filmmakers Ryan O’Rourke and John Griese show us how to deal with dad when he’s the boss.

As part of the Pringles and Star Wars “The Force For Fun” promotion, more than a thousand fan-generated video ideas were gathered through Tongal.com and narrowed down to seven finalist videos competing for a grand prize of $25,000* and the chance to be featured as a national advertisement.

Pringles YouTube and Facebook page will announce the winning vid at the end of June, so be sure to follow them to stay tuned!

 

Star Wars Swag + Pringles GIVEAWAY

Giveaway items:  Two cans of Pringles, 1 Jawa plush doll

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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Pringles, which partnered with Star Wars for Tongal’s The Force For Fun contest. Girl Gone Geek was chosen as a The Force For Fun influencer and was compensated to provide a platform for The Force for Fun contest videos, as well as the giveaways. The giveaway is available for residents of the U.S. only. All opinions are mine. 

Pringles & Star Wars ‘The Force for Fun’ Finalist: The Roommate (and a giveaway!)

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It’s a bad idea to snag your roommate’s Pringles® crisps, especially when your roommate’s name is Vader. Just ask the filmmaker, David Brashear.

As part of the Pringles and Star Wars “The Force For Fun” promotion, more than a thousand fan-generated video ideas were gathered through Tongal.com and narrowed down to seven finalist videos competing for a grand prize of $25,000* and the chance to be featured as a national advertisement.

Pringles YouTube and Facebook page will announce the winning vid at the end of June, so be sure to follow them to stay tuned!

 

Star Wars Swag + Pringles GIVEAWAY

Giveaway items: Two cans of Pringles, 1 R2D2 Folding Chair. Enter below!

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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Pringles, which partnered with Star Wars for Tongal’s The Force For Fun contest. Girl Gone Geek was chosen as a The Force For Fun influencer and was compensated to provide a platform for The Force for Fun contest videos, as well as the giveaways. The giveaway is available for residents of the U.S. only. All opinions are mine. 

Pringles & Star Wars ‘The Force for Fun’ Finalist: Jim vs. Vader (and a giveaway!)

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Filmmakers Erik Beck, Justin Johnson, and team “The Indie Machines” show us why you don’t argue with the boss when the boss is Darth Vader.

One man stands up for a co-worker and launches into an epic saber-swinging, force-pulling, no holds barred battle against his cruel boss, who happens to be Darth Vader. Will he swing his way to victory and glory, or is it all just in his imagination?

As part of the Pringles and Star Wars “The Force For Fun” promotion, more than a thousand fan-generated video ideas were gathered through Tongal.com and narrowed down to seven finalist videos competing for a grand prize of $25,000* and the chance to be featured as a national advertisement.

Pringles YouTube and Facebook page will announce the winning vid at the end of June, so be sure to follow them to stay tuned!

 

Star Wars + Pringles Swag GIVEAWAY!

Giveaway items Two cans of Pringles, 1 set of Star Wars headphones. Enter below!

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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Pringles, which partnered with Star Wars for Tongal’s The Force For Fun contest. Girl Gone Geek was chosen as a The Force For Fun influencer and was compensated to provide a platform for The Force for Fun contest videos, as well as the giveaways. The giveaway is available for residents of the U.S. only. All opinions are mine. 

Pringles & Star Wars The Force For Fun Finalist: Ewok Plushie Giveaway

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Excited to be a Force for Fun influencer for Pringles and Star Wars! The finalist this week shows us what happens when movie buffs collide, things get awesome. We’re guessing filmmakers Jared Hedges and Dave Cain (Team Spaceman) know a lot about this phenomenon.

Team Spaceman BTS 3As part of the Pringles® and Star Wars “The Force For Fun” promotion, more than a thousand fan-generated video ideas were gathered through Tongal.com and narrowed down to seven finalist videos competing for a grand prize of $25,000* and the chance to be featured as a national advertisement.

Pringles YouTube and Facebook page will announce the winning vid at the end of June, so be sure to follow them to stay tuned!

Oh and there’s a giveaway, too! 

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Winner receives: Two cans of Pringles, 1 Ewok Plush Doll (he even talks!).. Enter below!

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Pringles & Star Wars The Force For Fun Finalist & Giveaway

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Filmmakers Colin Duffy and Matt Sklar (aka Norman Invasion) are one of the seven finalist fot the Pringles and Star Wars “The Force For Fun” promotion. In this promo, over a thousand fan-made video ideas were gathered and narrowed down. They’re all competing for a grand prize of 25,000 and the chance to be featured as a national advertisement. Pretty sweet deal!

Pringles YouTube and Facebook page will announce the winning vid at the end of June, so be sure to follow them to stay tuned!

So apparently, I’ve been using my Pringles cans all wrong!

A Pringles can unleashes an untapped talent … until Vader steps in. Filmmakers Colin Duffy and Matt Sklar (aka Norman Invasion) know you don’t mess with Darth.


Oh and there’s a giveaway, too! 

Giveaway items include two cans of Pringles and one Mimobot flash drive. Enter below!
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Etsy Crush of the Week: Designer Lollipop

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Interview with Pricilla of Designer Lollipops

Designer Lollipop- Eye Of SauronCan you tell us a bit about yourself?

HI! My name is Priscilla and I was born and raised in Utah. I love the mountains, cooking and art. I absolutely love to learn, I have worked in the fields of Massage Therapy, Digital Artistry, Photography, Photoshop Artist, and finally Candy Curator.

How did your designer lollipop Etsy shop come to be?

Designer Lollipop opened in November of 2012. I have always loved edible images and one day I put them inside a lollipop! IT took us a while to work out the kinks in our recipe but finally we have that brilliant, clear front which show cases our Art. I have to say that I think the Planet Lollipops and Creature Eyes have to be my absolute favorite!

How long on average does it take you to make a lollipop?

We make our lollipops in large batches. We make close to 160 at a time and it takes 3 hours give or take. I personally make them all by hand. It starts with designing the image, creating both sides of the candy. Secretly ;) getting that image inside and then each one is polished by hand and sealed tight in plastic.

Do you have any funny crafting stories?

Funny story, I had made probably close to 12 batches of candy and had forgotten to stick the sticks in. Can I just say too, candy making can be very hard. I have burned so many batches that I can’t even count them on my hands!

I know you do custom pieces for customers, have you had any favorite or unusual requests? Designer Lollipop- Death Star Lollipops

I have to say that my most unusual request was from a guy in Canada. He was a visual art major and had his final project coming up. He really wanted to do something unusual to showcase Violence in the world.

So he sent me some violent images, quite frankly they were pretty sad and wanted me to put them inside lollipops. He wanted to see if people could eat the lollipops. I will let you know how the study went, next time I talk to him!

Favorite custom lollipops I have done: I love doing Weddings! I have had many customers call and send me personal images to put inside the lollipops. They get it! They want one of a kind and we are totally excited about one of a kind lollipops!

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

Deserted Island, I wouldn’t play video games or read comic books. I would be running in the ocean, forget electronics!

Where can we find you on the web?

You can find me online:
www.designerlolli.com
www.etsy.com/shop/designerlollipop
www.facebook.com/designerlollipop
www.theplanetlollipop.com (coming soon!)

 

Use the Force with Lego Star Wars

 

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A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away… Or rather, a few decades ago in Denmark, Lego was born. A couple more decades after that, Star Wars hit our screens for the first time and created a pop culture phenomenon. In 1999, fate finally joined these star-crossed lovers, Lego and Star Wars, together and created and the perfect collectible toy sets for the young and young-at-heart alike.

With the news of Disney acquiring Star Wars, we now know the space epic is set to find a third generation of fans with the 2015 release of a new trilogy. To occupy your time between watching the old films and waiting for the new, you can build your little Hoth, X-Wing, Millennium Falcon, Sebulba’s Podracers you name it! You can buy the Lego Star Wars collection at Tesco. The Rebel Alliance needs you… or The Empire depending on how you feel that day.

Star Wars & Doctor Who Valentine’s Day Jewelry

You: I love this jewelry.

Me: I know.

His and Hers Custom Star Wars Rings by SwankMetalsmithing

His and Hers Custom Star Wars Ring Jewelry Set

Time Lord Love acrylic double heart necklace by houseofdarkly

Doctor Who Jewelry Time Lord Love double heart necklace

Doctor Who Ring I Love Your Stupid Face by emerydrive

Doctor Who Jewelry Ring - I Love Your Stupid Face

Doctor Who Braceletes  You’re the Doctor to my Rose chasingatstarlight 

Doctor Who Jewelry - You're the Doctor to my Rose and Rose to my Doctor

Star Wars Necklace- “I love you, I know” Han Solo and Princess Leia by SpiffingJewelry

Star Wars Jewelry Necklace- I love you - I know - Han Solo ad Princess Leia

Star Wars Bracelets  Set of 2 Han & Leia Cuffs  by SpiffingJewelry

Star Wars Jewelry Bracelets - Set of 2 Han & Leia Cuffs - His and Hers - I love you - I know

Hello Sweetie  River Song Doctor Who Necklace by dalilicequeen

Jewelry Hello Sweetie River Song Doctor Who Necklace

Ecko x Star Wars Apparel Review & Giveaway!

Marc Ecko Cut & Sew, the apparel retailer, recently launched a limited edition line of Star Wars inspired hoodies and t-shirts. Star Wars apparel have be remixed every way imaginable, but that doesn’t stop these from being any less awesome. The collection plays off the popularity of the classic film graphics and the details specific to the well known characters in the film series.

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The Star Wars hoodies fully transform you into your favorite character, whether it’s a Storm Trooper, an X Wing Pilot or Boba Fett. Each hoodie has a zip-front, extending past the collar to create a costume-like mask. Don’t have enough time to make a costume for the next con, costume park or trip to the grocery store? No biggie, just zip up your hoodie and you’re Boba!

I’m in love with my Storm Trooper Pop Art shirt. The fabric and print are high-quality and very well made. I know I won’t have to worry about the vivid colors fading after a few washes which is something I worry about with graphic print shirts. Although the line is made for men, I proudly rock my Storm Trooper shirt (and received many compliments). No need to worry geek girls, you can enter the giveaway as well! Perhaps next year they can release a female line, because girls like Star Wars too. ;)

 

 

 

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Enter the giveaway!

3 winners get this Storm Trooper Pop Art shirt from Marc Ecko

Three lucky readers* will win the Storm Trooper Pop Art Shirt by Marc Ekco. Big shout out to Marc Ecko for sponsoring this giveaway!

  • 1. Answer the following question in the comments section below: In your opinion, which Star Wars character has the most style and why?
  • 2. Like Facebook.com/girlgonegeekblog (if applicable)
  • 3. Follow @girl_gone_geek (if applicable)
  • 4. Contest ends Wednesday, Sept. 19th. *Sorry, for U.S. residents only.