This smartwatch design combines the old and new, with analog watch hands sitting on top of a modern display. A hole is punched through the middle of the screen, allowing the gears for the watch hands to pass through. This approach would be similar to punching a hole in a smartphone display for a camera (more on that concept here).
There would only be a few on-demand features for the display, such as the calendar, notifications, heart rate, and stopwatch. I didn’t want it to host apps, because the goal is to use the digital screen as little as possible; hopefully it would only need to be charged once a month (the watch hands would use a separate battery or wind-up feature).
This hybrid watch ensures the time is always displayed, and it only serves up information when called upon. With infrequent charging, it could be a gadget that needs little upkeep, just like an old watch.
A pendant of Link with his trusty hookshot serving as a chain, what’s not to like? It’s a lot friendlier than my original idea, which was based on Attack On Titan (where you are the titan). You could probably do a standalone hookshot necklace, but the addition of the character truly completes this design.
Continue reading ➞ Zelda Hookshot Pendant
This is a jewelry box that features a built-in Ring of Power which illuminates when the box is open, sort of like a fridge light. It sits on a perch (which houses the LEDs and batteries), looking over a reservoir for other jewelry.
Continue reading ➞ Lord Of The Rings Jewelry Box
Above is the completed Jabba necklace, made by Rude and Reckless (more info here). The original concept was posted here, where Jabba being strangled by a chain in Return of the Jedi would make for a nice chain necklace. It looks outstanding! Strangulation makes for great bling.
A necklace based on the Snowspeeder and its grapple line, pretty straightforward. You could have it loop around your neck a few times! Could also work as a bracelet or bolo tie. I prefer a pewter look for the ship but it could be a full-color model too.
Argh. Nobody makes this. Not even those Etsy folks! This should be like, the top-selling ring in the whole world (for people 28 and older). Or perhaps I am overestimating the popularity of Inspector Gadget.
UPDATE: You can now grab one here.
This edition of Geek Bling features the friendly neighborhood webhead, who is no stranger to necklaces/chains, but for some reason no one has made the chain itself the web, at least in this obvious a fashion.
The design and pose is based on the 60’s cartoon, which has now been reduced to fodder for internet memes. I have a soft spot for the poorly-animated series, because I feel it was the first ever motion comic (and likely intended as such), not a traditionally animated cartoon.
Nearly had a few of my past Geek Bling designs made, which I would have made available here like I did my hockey jerseys. But alas, can’t seem to find a willing jewelry maker. Hopefully one day I can arrange something for interested people.