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Even when I was a kid, I don’t recall ever doing any bead crafts although I remember seeing them occasionally at craft shows I was dragged to (I wasn’t a craft lover back then and unless it is a geeky craft, I’m still not a big craft type of person).  However, I have never seen anything as large as this giant Super Mario Bros 3 start screen made out of beads before.

In the past, I have posted some really cool gaming bead art including a Sonic the Hedgehog 2 start screen logo as well as a very detailed work of Link bead art.  However, I don’t think they can match the scale of the project below!

Sprite Stitch forum member ShampooTeacher is the guy in the picture below that created this enormous Super Mario Bros 3 start screen out of beads.  I’m not sure how many beads were used or how much time this took to create but I suspect it was a lot of both.  I think it was worth it too because it turned out looking spectacular!

I wish this was for sale because I think this would be the perfect thing to hang over my bed as since Super Mario Bros 3 has always been my favorite Mario game.

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Super Mario Bros Beads

Super Mario Bros 3 Start Screen Made From Beads

[Source:  ShampooTeacher]

It never ceases to amaze me the kind of effort that steampunk fans will go through to create an amazing work of steampunk art.  If you just search for steampunk in the search box on the right, you will know what I mean.  Well, we have yet another incredible piece of steampunk art that comes from the Star Wars universe this time and it might be one of my all time favorite pieces of steampunk art!

A Star Wars loving steampunk fan named Mark created this amazing steampunk AT-AT for his fiance Caroline L.  I’d say she is one lucky gal!

The amount of detail on this machine known as Captain Bayley’s Infernal Mechano-Perambulator is quite impressive.  Apparently all of the rivets on this steampunk AT-AT were so tiny that they had to be applied with tweezers.  I bet this took a lot of time to make, especially with how well the paint is done.  I think the seaweed around the feet is a nice touch too!

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Steampunk Star Wars AT-AT

Steampunk AT-AT

Steampunk AT-AT

Steampunk Star Wars AT-AT

[Source:  Flickr via Neatorama]

While I appreciate art in all of its forms whether it is a painting, sculpture or whatever, I think my favorite medium is beads.  You don’t see very many people making cool stuff out of beads which makes it kind of rare but I think that is also part of the appeal.  In the past, I have only posted two other bead craft creations, a spectacular Sonic the Hedgehog 2 logo and an impressive Captain Picard work of bead art.  Well, now we can add Link to the list!

Sadly, I don’t know who created this amazing piece of Legend of Zelda bead art so if you know who created this bead Link, please let us know in the comments below so we can give them credit!  Whoever made this did an amazing job!  The attention to detail in terms of colors is very impressive.  I didn’t even know they made that many colors of beads!  I bet this took a lot of time and effort to get this perfect.

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Legend of Zelda Bead Art

Legend of Zelda Link Bead Art

[via Nerdgasmic and Dorktastic]

For some reason, there doesn’t seem to be too many people that makes stuff with beads anymore.  I remember when I was a kid, it was quite easy to go into pretty much any mom and pop shop and find something made out of beads whether it was a necklace or a holder for your tv remotes.  Well, even though it seems to have largely become a lost art, occasion I still find some cool bead art.  In the past I found some spectacular Sonic the Hedgehog bead art but now I have found some amazing Star Trek bead art!

Reddit user djkimothy made this awesome piece of Star Trek Captain Picard bead art for a friends birthday.

I’m not sure how many beads were used or how long it took to make but judging by the quality and level of detail, I would say a lot of time and effort went into this.  It was definitely worth it too because it turned out looking great!

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Captain Picard Bead Sprite

Captain Picard Bead Art

[Source: Reddit]

I have posted some pretty cool Star Wars papercraft things in the past such as the papercraft X-Wing fighter made out of a Star Wars book and a rather religious looking papercraft Darth Vader, but I have never seen any papercraft creation quite this small before.  To say that I am blown away by the amount of detail that they achieved in just a half an inch would be a huge understatement.

This incredible 1/2″ papercraft Millennium Falcon was created by David Canavese of OtherLifeArt.  I have serious doubts that there is anybody out there who can do better than this when it comes to making super small papercraft so for that reason, I am going to declare David the god of papercraft.

Apparently this took him about eight hours to make although how he made something that looks that good, I haven’t the slightest clue.  I wish I had the skills and patience to make something like this!

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Papercraft Star Wars Millennium Falcon

Papercraft Millennium Falcon

[Source:  OtherLifeArt]

 

To protect my iPad, I have a nice leather case.  When I bought it, I never really cared much about the case, I just got it because it had a bluetooth keyboard that came attached to it (with magnets).  However, it wasn’t all it was cracked up to be and certainly wasn’t worth the money.  The iPad’s virtual keyboard was far easier to type on as the bluetooth keyboard keys were far too small and easy to hit something you didn’t want and having a bluetooth keyboard sucked the iPad battery dry very quickly.  So, I tossed the keyboard and just use it as a case.  However, I might be willing to part with it to make my iPad look like Worf’s uniform!

Etsy seller KnitterWho is selling this awesome knitted Star Trek TNG Worf’s uniform iPad case for just $30.  Any iPad owning Star Trek: The Next Generation fan will love this!

One thing I should note is that they are calling this a cozy rather than a case and I’m not sure what the difference is.  Considering it covers more than just the screen, I wouldn’t call it a cover so I would say it more fits the definition of a case but what do I know?  Perhaps calling it an iPad sleeve would be the most accurate but I guess it doesn’t really matter much.

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Star Trek Worf Uniform iPad Sleeve

Star Trek Worf Uniform iPad Case

[Source:  Etsy]