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Groot is the tree on everyone’s mind these days, and DeviantArt user DeeArtist321 channeled her appreciate for the tree-like being into a wearable item. She sculpted Groot’s head into a pendant with copper wire and included the following description with the picture:

Groot pendant made of copper wire and gemstones. I’ve used blue sheen labradorite for his eyes, and for the back (flying rocket, inspired by Milano colors – blue, orange and white) I used clear quartz points, orange carnelian from Botswana, blue obsidian – as a “magnifying glass” – for the tiny white opal behind it (you can see opal rainbow colors shining through)…

I think she nailed the likeness, and the choice of labradorite is perfect for the character’s kind eyes.

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Dear Sir or Madam,

I am pleased to inform you that you have been accepted into Hogwarts! To commemorate the occasion, you might consider this handmade Harry Potter Acceptance Letter Necklace from Etsy seller MagicTrip. It features a tiny pendant with a miniature acceptance letter, and yes, there’s even a little owl too.

Check out some more pics of the necklace after the break…

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4th doctor dress

The 4th Doctor’s iconic scarf just got an upgrade. DeviantArt user RebelATS transformed it into a crocheted dress. She was inspired by seeing all the TARDIS and Dalek dresses and wanted to make something unique. She didn’t state how long it took to craft the ensemble, but since it’s 48 inches long, I imagine it was a lot of time with a crochet hook.

She plans to make a halter-top with this pattern and also to turn other items – like Jayne’s cunning hat from Firefly - into crocheted dresses.

See the full dress after the break.

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When Wonder Woman’s not wearing her bustier, she might like to kick back in this comfortable looking sweater. The pattern was designed by Natalie Bursztyn and is available as a free download. It features Wonder Woman’s iconic colors, the bustier shape, and her gold bracers. This design makes me want to learn how to knit!

Check out more pics of the heroic sweater after the break.

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Since dragons are fictional creatures, it’s hard to say what realistic sculptures of them would look like, but it’s what comes to mind when I see Sarah M.’s dragon masks. They look like they’re right out of a storybook. She’s been drawing all her life and eventually turned her skills to crafting masks from leather.

She kept working and incorporating more pieces of leather until she was able to make a mask like the one you see in the above photo. The scales are individually tooled into the leather and stitched on, and she says, “Each mask takes a ridiculously long time.” The finished product is proof of all the time and effort – her masks are absolutely stunning. And yes, it seems that she does take commissions.

See more examples of her work after the break.

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leather steampunk batman cowl

This Leather Steampunk Batman Helmet made by DeviantARTist Ian Finch-Field is a thing of beauty. Leather, steampunky, riveted beauty.

You can see more of his work on Etsy. Hopefully this cowl will make its way to the store soon.

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Monsters are supposed to hide under your bed and in your closet but these guys are cute enough to hug. Cotton Monsters are the work of Jennifer Strunge who makes them by hand from recycled clothes and linens. There are rabbits, cats, crabs and all manner of imagined monsters in the collection, and they’re all looking for a new owner.

See more monsters after the break…

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Heart-shaped lockets are swell and all, but if you’re looking for a lovely locket that’s a bit more accurate then you’ll have to pick up one of Peggy Skemp’s necklaces.

Most of Peggy’s jewelry is inspired by nature, and her heart locket line is a tiny testament to the complex, natural beauty of the human heart. It’s accurate inside and out and the chain passes through the superior vena cava and the left pulmonary vein. The locket itself hangs anteroinferiorly (towards the front but slightly below), much like the human heart. They are also not designed to hold pictures, but are solely meant to serve as artistic testaments to the complexity of our bodies.

The lockets are handmade, and they are available in sterling silver and gold. The latter locket can also be made to include diamonds.

Check out the gold version after the break…

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paula strawn baby helmet

I’m over here totally having a heart squish moment, so pardon me if I gush, but this is too awesome.

Flat Head Syndrome affects roughly 48% of babies and requires them to wear a helmet as treatment. The helmets are generally white and look like, well, head fixing helmets.

But artist Paula Strawn isn’t going to let babies go around in some boring old helmet. She makes a living painting the helmets to be more than a medical apparatus, but a work of art.

Check out some examples after the break.

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Thresh, the Chain Warden in League of Legends, has a distinctive look. He seems to glow from the inside out, and Etsy seller TrinketySlot has captured that in her jewelry inspired by the character. The Scythe and Lantern set are miniature versions of Thresh’s prized weapons. Warning: neither charm actually harvests or stores souls.

The pieces have much of the detail of what you see in the game, and you can even get them engraved. Items are made to order, but turnaround time is just 1-2 business days.

See how they look around the neck after the break.

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