Who wants cancer? Or, maybe just some candy?

cancer plush reversible dollThe coolest thing about getting this plush Cancer from Giant Microbes is that it can be easily cured by turning it inside out! How cool is that? It’s a positive take on a disease, and it’s kind of adorable in both its states, too. $12.95.

We just got in our Tetris candy ($3.95) that come in a purple metal “T” tin, and the best part is that each of the mints are shaped like the game pieces, so you could play a little game on your desk with some skillful chew-work, if you felt like it. However, it’s just easier and less slobbery to play it online, though, and we found a decent one that lets you pick the level (speed) you want to start at.

A little known fact is that there’s a 10% discount on both our candy and our Giant Microbes plush toys if you buy 10 or more of each item, which is a great way to get stocking-stuffers out of the way.

The engineer ladies of Techcycled turn the circuitry of their trade into elegant, modern wearable jewelry

circuit board cufflinks blue          jessie-megan-techcycled
green circuit board geek ring for menred circuit board heart necklace valentines dayblue square circuit board necklace

Clockwise: Square Circuit Board Cufflinks in Blue, Jessie and Megan of Techcycled, Blue Square Circuit Board Necklace, Red Circuit Board Heart Necklace, Circuit Board Ring in green.

Megan Nissen stumbled upon the idea of making jewelry out of electronic components while working as an intern at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), but it wasn’t until preparing for the next Caltech Ballroom Dance Club party that she made some earrings that she gained the admiration of her geekier friends. Months later when she found herself between jobs, she figured she’d give the jewelry business a try.

With the help of her dance club friend, Jessie they hand made some initial pieces to sell on Etsy as Techcycled. Unlike other Etsy sellers who can’t even identify what surplus material they use for their creations, Megan, with an Electrical Engineering degree and Jessie with a Ph.D. in Applied Physics actually know the real-world, intended function of the components they work with. All of their pieces are packaged in jewelry boxes and come with a information card on their history.

Boots! Gear Bags! Woot.

We’ve added a bunch of boots to the site, and these GI Jungle Boots with a Ripple Sole would make a great summer boot since the upper is made of breathable fabric (normal combat boots are all-leather).

We’ve also added some neat gear bags that have multiple possibilities for usefulness, especially if you’re an electronic musician or DJ. These larger gear / duffle bags–Tactical Gear Bags–with both handles and backpack straps give the bags versatility and are available in two different sizes, the smaller version of which meets US airline carryon requirements.

“Less Than Three” Necklaces are back in stock, and there’s a new Ferrite Ring Necklace

Less Than Three <3 Necklace

Our popular silver <3 necklace is back in stock!  This time there’s a removable 2″ extender with a cute little heart charm at the end of it.

Ferrite Rings are basically noise filters, and you might have seen them as little black cylinders attached to power and USB cords. Our new Ferrite Ring Pendant Necklace uses a big one as a pendant, and we’ve only got one of them so grab it now if you want it!

Wowz, the price of silver totally jumped!

The price of silver has skyrocketed, so we’ve had to raise our prices on some silver things.

So: freaking out because you think we’re crazy  is totes un=necessaire :-)

Oh, PS: Everyone loves the Less Than Three Necklace and our Caffeine Earrings. Second runner up is anything “Dopamine” related. (Personally I’m a fan!)

So….yeah, just sayin’