Hello, everyone! Welcome back to Weekly Wednesday! Are you ready for this week's Overwatch theme? Did you tell your gaming friends? I hope so! My fiance has been playing this for a good while now, and I never really joined in on it until he got me to play one round with him. Well, needless to say, I'm hooked! It's a fun blow 'em up, shoot 'em up kind of game and is a definite stress reliever after a long day of work. I've slowly begun to expand the number of characters that I use as I start to learn all the tricks, but I do have some favorites? Can you guess which ones? I'll catch you at the end, so you can see if your guesses were right!
Item # 1 is from Moonswift
Junkrat is a really neat character and is mainly know for his love of explosives. This 3-D printed rip tire is part of Junkrat's ultimate. He hops on and detonates--hopefully killing most, if not all, of the opponents. This piece of memorabilia is hand-painted in acrylic and sealed with a protective coating. As for its size, it's rather nice. 5 inches in diameter from spike tip to spike tip and 3 inches in diameter for the wheel. Very nice!
Item #2 is from GiqueStudio
So, these earrings are for Mercy, a healer. She's primarily a support character but can shoot her enemies dead if she needs to. I personally think she's the best of the healers, but that's just me. These earrings are laser cut from maple wood and then painted with acrylic. The plus sign is for health and the arrow increases the amount of damage the character it's placed on does. Definitely a must have for all Mercy fans.
Item # 3 is from ShadinskiProps
This is another one for Junkrat. This is a replica of his frag launcher. Remember, this guys an explosives fanatic. This launches his "bombs". I think these are very on point in the colors and details and was very impressed when I first came across them. The maker can also make them in colors to match the different "skins" available for Junkrat. Skins are just different colored or themed appearances. If you're dressing up for Halloween or for cosplay, these would be awesome if you're going as Junkrat!
Item # 4 is from Rosewine
"Die, Die, Die!" is what the character, Reaper, say when using his ultimate (Death Lotus). You know if it's the ultimate for a character that it's meant to kill as many opponents as possible, if it's used correctly. This pin has double posts for a secure hold and would look great on a cork board, shirt, messenger bag, etc. I may have to grab this one for myself!
Item # 5 is from MortalityCheck
This decal is for the charcter D. Va. If you don't already know, D.Va is a tank and does some major damage. You see the bunny when she's getting ready to use her ultimate. I guess you could say it's similar to a patronus since she jumps out of her tank suit to blow it up. Like what I did there? Combined Harry Potter and Overwatch. Haha. This decal can be placed on a variety of surfaces--your car, laptop, wall, etc. It's about 4.5 x 2.5 inches in size and is perfect for bunny or D.Va fans.
Item #6 is from GearForgeStudio
If you’ve played Overwatch long enough, then you know about loot boxes. Every time you level up, you get one, and it contains 4 mystery items. Sometimes you get lucky and get a ‘skin’ for a character, or you’ll get voice lines and sprays. This item is a replica of one of those boxes. It comes in several sizes, so it depends on what, if anything, you want to put in it as far as what size to get. You can also get the box painted or not painted. Each box has a minimum of 4 colors.
Item #7 is from BabbitsBoutique
Aren't we all fans of Bastion's bird friend? Too cute! Bastion is a robot who turns into a machine gun turret. If you want to kill everything, this is who you need to play. He's also the first one you want to destroy if he's on the opposing team. I always go "aww'" when I select this character and the bird pops up there and tweets! He's a great 9 inches tall and 12 inches long. I just am in love with this little character accessory. Can he/she be an accessory if he/she is a bird? In this case, I'll have to say yes.
Item #8 is from StrawberryFieldShop
Winston is another tank in the game. He's a genetically modified gorilla-tank. He's a pretty neat character, but I haven't had a lot of experience with him. I will say the conversations between the characters are hilarious! I heard one the other day where he requests the Mercy stop giving him bananas. You can get this in either a 4x4 inch or a 6x6 inch decal. Put it on anything you like, but it's not recommended for interior surfaces.
Item #9 is from ThePaintNerd
It's another Tennessee store! Hello! This maker creates the spray art that each of the characters has. These come as 4x4 inch canvases, but there is a listing for a larger size. What's even cooler is that you can pick out the background color and make it to your liking. They've also had a protective coating applied to discourage fading.
Item # 10 is from InstantCosplay
This is not an actual hero character in the game. It's more like a detail in the background. You may not have even noticed it! It's a squeaky turnip! If you shoot them, they squeak. I really think they're just too cute! *Emoji with heart eyes* This cutie is a fleece plush ready for squeezing!
Item #11 is from LeylaPrints
This is a very nice print of all of the characters' ultimate ability symbols with the Overwatch logo at the top. Do you recognize any of your favorites? It's very well done with the equal balance of black and white and the detail of each image adds visual texture. You can get this print in sizes A3, A4, A5, A6, and 7x5 inches.
Item # 12 is from Futurescape3D
Zenyatta—I called him the floating guy for a while. He’s one I do not like playing against because I always immediately get the orb of discord! Playing him is a different story—he’s pretty neat. This display is a very detailed, 3D model of Zenyatta’s head. It is only about 4 inches tall. Blue LED lights are in the forehead portion of the model to make sure you (as the maker put it and one of Zenyatta’s statements) consider only victory. They can also scale the model up to where it can be made into a helmet that you can wear!! That’s so neat.
Item #13 is from ArtisticCole
So, Reaper kinda looks like Death. In fact, that’s what I called him when I first started playing. Hahaha. I will have to say that this sticker of the tiny reaper is absolutely adorable! I also reminds me of those little ghosts in Super Mario for Nintendo 64! The sticker is 2 inches in height, which makes it all the more adorable. Definitely need this for my stickered cabinet!
Item #14 is from bobbinslave
I think patches are pretty neat, but I really don’t have anywhere to put one (I still like them though). Maybe you can just pin it to a cork board—now that’s an idea! Show everyone what you love to play! There are multiple ways to attach this patch to another fabric (the maker suggests using two methods just in case). I personally like the heat bond—it’s easy and it’s fast. Bam! You’re done. I’ve never had any issues with anything coming off after it’s been heat bonded, but you never know. Play it safe ;) The maker also has character patches as well!
Item #15 is from KannonKosplay
Mei is a character that freezes opponents, throws ice daggers/sticks (daggers is cooler, right?), and creates ice walls. I’ll admit, she’s not my favorite character, but that’s probably due to having someone on my team make an ice wall immediately before the match started so we couldn’t get out (multiple times), in addition to not really playing her that much (I like the more violent ones I guess—especially after a long day at work). I will say the ice daggers are nice. This is a hairpiece inspired by Mei. The snowflake on it definitely tells that she’s in control of the blizzard! The piece is cast from resin, painted, and then the snowflake is attached. It does tend to be a bit heavy on one end, so make sure you have it secured very well or even stitched into your cosplay wig.
That's all I have for you this week, my friends! I hope you've really enjoyed this week's theme, and if you haven't played yet, do it!! It's fun. Only one word of advice, make sure you keep track of time...it's easy to spend 3 or 4 hours on it without really noticing (yes, I've done it..haha). Now, could you guess my favorite characters? Alright..here they are in no particular order: Reaper, Junkrat, Bastion, D.Va, Mercy. Are you surprised? If so, let me know who you would've guessed!
As always, head over to your favorite handmade site and show some artists some love!! I'll see you next week! (If you'd like to see a post on a particular topic, feel free to drop me a line below!
Until next time,
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Hello, hello! It's good to see everyone here again this week! I decided to do a clock theme this time....a general theme with a wide range of products. There actually are a large number of clock -related items on Etsy, and I really think they need to be shared! Enjoy!
Item #1 is from XpressionsUnique
I really thought that this necklace was really neat! I've never seen anyone use a wind up key as a pendant, but I like it. I seems to have a nice steampunk effect to it (that style has always fascinated me). It has some gears painted on the forward facing side as well as some glittery bits--you always need a tiny bit of bling, right? It has a nice layer of ice resin for protection and actually winds real clocks! How neat!
Item #2 is from WallDecorr
I love the idea of having a giant clock face on the wall! It's really neat and would make a great focal point. These are heavy duty canvas with a glossy finish and fade-resistant ink. You have to love canvas..it gives the piece so much texture! This set is available in 1, 3, or 5 pieces and in different widths and heights. Fill your space with something truly unique!
Item #3 is from BeamDesigns
When I saw this clock, all I could think of was AMSTERDAM!!! I want to go back so bad! It's very modern with a tradtional/historical twist in the city. This clock is definitely modern and would be a great piece to have in your home if you've been to Amsterdam or if you like the modern vibe! I personally need an actual wall clock, so I'm not constantly having to look at my phone! haha. Even though there is a lot going on in this piece, the varying sizes of the circles really give it a lot of balance. If you're worried about the ticking fear not...this clock doesn't tick because it uses a quartz sweep mechanism :)
Item #4 is from MatchlessDesigns
This is probably one of the most unique ideas I've seen in repurposing. I never would've thought of it!! This pair of earrings is made from the hands of a clock! Is that not neat?!? They are very detailed but also very light. They'd be perfect for dressing up, down, or around..haha. Very awesome idea!
Item #5 is from StudioMKO
I couldn't do a clock themed post without including Big Ben now could I? It's a massive clock, and I feel like you really don't realize how BIG it is until you come up out of the subway and see it. It's huge! This print is very minimal but brings the clock to life. This is an instant download and you will get 4 sizes to choose from and print from Shutterfly, your computer, Staples, or Costco. Buy and you're ready to decorate!
That's all I have for you this week my lovelies! I hope you've had a fabulous time and have a wonderful rest of the week! Next Wednesday, make sure to tell all your gaming friends that the theme will be Overwatch! It's a game that I've come to enjoy and want to share all the amazing items I've been able to find.
Oh yes, before I forget, make sure to head on over to your favorite handmade site and show some artists some love!!!
Until next time,
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Hello, everyone! I hope you're having a wonderful Wednesday and that you are for another roundup of some awesome items from Etsy! This week, I thought it'd be nice to have a bird theme, so it's everything birds!
Item #1 is from DaRosa
Drawer pulls are always neat, but I especially like that this one has soft curves and is a very neutral color. I could see this drawer pull going with pretty much any color cabinets because of its color. It will also bring a bit of happiness to your space!
Item #2 is from TheHighFiber
Now, if you've read any of my previous posts, you know I have a thing for tea/flour towels! I don't know what it is about them, but I do know that they definitely dry dishes faster and look so very nice in the kitchen. These flour sack towels come as a set of 1 and you have a choice of three colors (blue, yellow, black). They look so crisp and clean! Each image is handprinted onto the cloth with environmentally friendly inks (I love this aspect as well)! Get one, two, or maybe all three!
Item #3 is from MicaPeet
When I first saw these earrings, I wondered how the color was put on them. I didn't know if it was paper or if the maker painted the design. Either way, they are pretty darn cool. The design is actually one of the makers own that has been printed onto the surface of the laser-cut wood. I really like the design--the shapes and colors compliment each other very well. The posts on these are silver plated, and the main earring is sealed for protection.
Item #4 is from redtruckdesigns
I've always had a thing for twig rings, and this one with the little birdie on top, make me like them even more! This ring is adjustable and fits sizes 5-8. You can also get it in other colors--matte silver-plated brass or gold-plated brass. It would definitely be a great accessory to have in the spring and summer, but you could actually wear it year round!
Item #5 is from MabelandMeEtsyShop
You all know I couldn't go within posting this cute pillow, right? I actually stumbled across this a few weeks ago and was waiting for the right time to post it. I really like the pom pom trim; I think it add a little bit more cuteness to it. The fabric on this cushion is made of linen with robins on it. It has an envelope closer with a button detail. The inner cushion is stuffed with duck feathers for a nice comfy place to rest. It'd be perfect for a Florida room or any room decorated in a rustic, french style!
That's all I have for you this week, everyone! I tried to keep it short and sweet so we could have another bird theme later on! Now, hop on over to your favorite handmade site and show some artists some love!
Until next time,
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Hi! I’m Meagan, designer for The Prickly Pear. I’ve created this blog to not only showcase my work and other crafty information, but also to give you an inside look into my life.