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Stained glass isn’t exactly cheap so I have never owned any, but if I was to ever own a stained glass lamp, it would have to be one of these amazing and geeky ones below!  In the past I have posted some pretty cool stained glass creations like this Halo Master Chief helmet lamp and this Half Life Gordon Freeman stained glass but the geeky stained glass lamps below have taken things to an entirely different level.

DeviantArt user DarkeVitrum created these incredible nerdy stained glass lamps.  He has several stained glass lamps on his page but I thought the ones worth mentioning here due to their geeky element are the TARDIS stained glass lamp, the Portal Companion Cube stained glass lamp and the Borderlands Claptrap stained glass lamp.

Of all of them, I think my favorite is the Claptrap lamp although the others are equally awesome.  It is no wonder it took him 5 months to make it because the level of detail is incredible!

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Claptrap stained glass lamp

Borderlands Claptrap stained glass lamp

Companion Cube Stained Glass Lamp

Portal Companion Cube Stained Glass Lamp

TARDIS stained glass lamp

Doctor Who TARDIS stained glass lamp

[Source:  DeviantArt]

Not being a very crafty person, I could never dream of making something like the spectacular Halo Master Chief cross-stitch seen below.  I guess I just didn’t get the crafty genes from my mother because she can do stuff like cross-stitch and I could never do something like that.  However, I don’t have to be able to do it to appreciate it and that is a good thing because this Master Chief cross-stitch is quite impressive!

The wife of Reddit user OkieCoder created this Halo Master Chief cross-stitch masterpiece over a period of five months.  The end product was made of a mind blowing 51,900 stitches!  Talk about dedication!

If you have have some crafty skills and have made any geeky wonders like the one below, let us know in the comments below!

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Master Chief Cross-Stitch

Halo Master Chief Cross-Stitch

[Source: Reddit]

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]