This has been hanging on my wall for over a year now, it’s a painting by Green Castle Graphics of the final scene in Link’s Awakening. I’ve seen a couple of posts on Reddit that reminded me of it in particular a pearler bead rendition of a scene from Crono Trigger, which has to be my favourite game ever, so I figured I’d finally share this.
I saw this while walking past Green Castle Graphic’s stall at Sloan’s Market in Glasgow, and I had to buy it then and there. Here is the image in Green Castle’s Facebook Gallery before I bought it.
I’m sorely tempted to commission another image by Green Castle I just don’t know what… I have a couple of Ideas though.
I’m not the kind of guy who likes to wear rings or any kind of jewelry for that matter, but I might make an exception for this “9 Planets Ring” available from Jewelry Design For Men, it’s only $4,200 too!
This ring features a complete band of Gibeon Meteorite framed and mounted in an 18k gold band. The meteorite has been etched with nitric acid to reveal the characteristic patterns, or Widmanstatten figures, of iron meteorites, and set with 9 gemstones representing the planets of our Solar System. Mercury is represented by a rust colored Sapphire, Venus a golden Sapphire, Earth an irradiated blue Diamond, Mars a Ruby, Jupiter an Opal, Saturn a Cats Eye Chrysoberyl with an inlaid 24k gold ring, Uranus a green Sapphire, Neptune a blue Sapphire and Pluto a black Diamond. What really makes this ring special is that the band of meteorite spins independent of the gold ring, so when it is on, the planets rotate around the wearer’s finger. This ring weighs 26 grams, is 10 mm wide and is a size 11.5. It cannot be sized, but can be custom made in any size. There is also a narrower, 8.5 mm wide version available. The price of the ring is $4200.00 as shown, while the narrower version is $3600.00
Bargain! Although I’m not a big fan of gold so I’d probably ask for it in Platinum just to add a little to the cost…
The video above is a sneak peek at a work in progress remote controlled robot spider with interchangeable guns that fire: ping pong balls, foam discs, and foam darts. It looks like the kind of thing that I would have loved as a kid.
I’ll admit Reddit has become my one of my prime internet filters for everything from news to just amusing links, but this is so true, you have to wade through an awful lot of cat pictures to separate the wheat from the chaff…