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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

If you didn't know it already, I'm a craft junkie. If you mix crafty with science, you get true love.

Because I haven't been able to do many crafts on my own lately, I have been living vicariously though others. I epecially love browsing Etsy. If you have never been there you have to check it out. The site features thousands of crafters who sell handmade and vintage items. It is awesome!

For example, look at these great T-shirts from nonfictiontees! Fantastic! And only $15!

Do you need a DNA bookmark? SURE! Who doesn't? Well the Resplendent Redhead, a grad student turned crafter, can hook you up with this:

Or how about these? Pipette tip earings from Science Kitty. OH HELLS YEAH! Just what every bench scientist needs! Do I smell a 'congrats you defended your thesis' gift?

Spiffycool can complete your accessorizing with these hilarious charms of vintage french microscope images of everyone's favorite deadly diseases. Who doesn't want to wear the plague around their neck?

Lastly, are you tired of your ho-hum white lab coat? Well, the people at Mad Scientist's Lab are happy to help you. They trick out lab coats with custom hand painting.
There are dozens more science based crafters, but those are the few I stumbled onto lately. If you are in the market for great gag gift ideas or a unique conversation starter, be sure to browse around Etsy and send some business to the other science geeks out there. I am sure they would appreciate it.

++Labmom has no relationship with any of these sellers and has no stake in their Etsy shops. This blog post is not an endorsement or testimonial for any of these sellers++

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Disgruntled Julie
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I knit my best friend a DNA double helix scarf at his request...

Beth D.
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My favorite artist is Made With Molecules She has an Etsy shop also. My husband always gets me stuff from her and it is beautiful and also geeky :)

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Fantastic finds! I recently opened an Etsy shop selling my handmade jewelry. While I am a biology graduate student, my Etsy stuff is not science related -- but perhaps one day it will be.

Lab Mom
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I will say my fave is the pipette tips. There is something so wrong about that, that it is great.

@Beth.. that MWM shop is pretty cool too! I think i need a caffeine necklace.
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