Etsy Crush of the Week & Giveaway: Cthulhu Wake Up

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Girl Gone Geek's Alien Chest-Burster Necklace by Cthulhu Wake Up

The chestburster Alien necklace from Cthulhu Wake Up Etsy shop is everything you didn’t know you wanted. Although I can’t lie, I’m always a bit nervous saying the Etsy shop name out loud. Not trying to cause the end of days or anything…

The Xenomorph necklace pretty much speaks for itself, but I’ll say a little about it either way. I know in fashion they talk about statement necklaces, but I doubt they even had this deadly beauty mind. The chestburster is masterfully crafted from pewter and sits perfectly on top of your chest, all a-burstin’.

I had the chance to interview Luis about his gorgeously gruesome jewelry only to find out he has a pretty impressive day job! He’s a vfx artist and has worked in movies like Green Lantern, GI Joe 2, Riddick and more. (Which explains why the craftsmanship on the pendents are damn near perfect.)

Interview with Luis from Cthulhu Wake Up

Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

Cthulhu Wake Up- Alien Chest-burster Pendant 2My name is Luis Alberto Cayo, I have been a a vfx artist for 5 years working in movies like “Gi Joe 2″, “Riddick”, “Green Lantern”, Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter”, among others (www.cayovfx.com). Although I enjoy working for these big projects I also want a venue were I can share my own voice and jewelry is a perfect fit for me.

How did Cthulhu Wake Up come to be?

Practicing digital sculpture in my own time, I came up with the Cthulhu pendant and I really wanted to do something with it. I put it up in kickstarter and raised money to make 150 of them. I was thrilled not only that I was able to share my personal work but to make some money along the way too. After that I decided to work towards making a side business of it. Unfortunately, I can’t work as fast as I would like to towards that goal but I’m getting there!

How long on average does it take you to make a piece?

Is a fluid process really. Going back and forward, doing drawings and sculptures. Because I made a point to make it as fun and freestyle as possible I can’t track it that much. 3 days would be my best guess.

I love the idea of the chest-bursting alien necklace, what inspired that piece?

It just popped in my head and made me laugh. It made sense as it looks like is bursting out so I said, why not?

What draws you to Lovecraft’s work? Do you have a favorite story?

Lovecraft is an excellent story teller. Modern storytelling is VERY rushed and the plot needs to be moving along always. Rarely movies, comic books, and TV shows slow down to take the attention from the story and spend some time building an atmosphere and taking us places emotionally. Lovecraft does this very successfully without being boring at all, not to mention he does it only with words! Of course he is not the only one that does this, there are great moder storytellers as well but no one tackles the weird mix of science fiction, fantasy and horror any more, not the way he does.

I have many favorite stories from him. Starting to “The Call of Cthulhu”, “The Shadow out of Time”, “The Whisperer in the Darkness”, and many others.

Do you have any (other) geeky obsessions? If so what?

Many others, Dragon Ball Z and Batman being the most prominent. One of my long term goals is to write a Batman story. I love steampunk and enjoy watching cosplay.

If you were on a deserted island what video game, comic/book, movie, TV show would you bring?

Above all I would prefer an sketchbook and a ballpoint pen with everlasting ink. Video game: Street fighter 3, Comicbook: The Dark Knight Returns, TV shows: Batman, the Animated Series.

Where can we find you in the web

Our online store is Cthulhuwakeup.com and our facebook page is Facebook.com/CthulhuWakeUp

Giveaway!

Cthulhu Wake Up- Alien Chest-burster Pendant 1

1 lucky reader will receive the Snalien chestburster pendant!

How to enter: 

1) Leave a comment on this post

2) Like Facebook.com/CthulhuWakeUp

Contest ends Monday, May 13th

 GIVEAWAY CLOSED- Raven was the winner, thanks everyone!

63 thoughts on “Etsy Crush of the Week & Giveaway: Cthulhu Wake Up”

  1. pws (@pws4) - May 6, 2013 12:18 pm

    I never have to worry about saying Cthulhu because I just can’t pronounce it ^_^

    If he’s waiting on my pronunciation skills to end everything he’s got a long wait!

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    1. girlgonegeek - May 6, 2013 3:46 pm

      That’s a relief! ;)

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      1. pws (@pws4) - May 6, 2013 7:38 pm

        If he was smart he’d do it Army of Darkness style where mispronouncing the name was the trigger….^_^

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  2. Wendy - May 6, 2013 6:33 pm

    I’m sure having something this phallic will get some looks, but when the little alien comes to live and attacks and gouges out their eyes, I shall have my revenge!!

    Ok, just kidding…love this. Want this. That is all.

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  3. Katie Osborn - May 6, 2013 6:55 pm

    Ha! This is to awesome. I’m prolly going to put this on the list of things for my birthday!

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  4. Sarah - May 6, 2013 6:59 pm

    These are Amazeing!!!

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  5. Kelley B - May 7, 2013 12:00 am

    This necklace is killer (hah)! PS: I would totally read his Batman story.

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  6. Linda - May 8, 2013 2:37 pm

    OMG those are AMAZING!
    I totally liked the facebook side! And now Im commenting!!

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  7. Seaira K. - May 9, 2013 11:13 am

    i need this chestburster pendant!

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  8. Tina - May 9, 2013 1:30 pm

    Yup, alien/penis chest bursting necklace? I MUST HAVE IT.

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  9. Raven - May 9, 2013 2:08 pm

    Super coolness! Actually I’d love to give this to a young friend (she’s 11), because I think she’d appreciate it more than anyone I know. And she has a new baby sister named Ripley! ;)

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  10. anna - May 9, 2013 2:18 pm

    oh i want this so hard.

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  11. Liz - May 9, 2013 2:22 pm

    Love all your stuff!

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  12. Heidi - May 9, 2013 4:49 pm

    This is brilliant! Well done! Saw it on craftzine and had to come by to see more of your crafts & more angles of it.

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  13. Laura Salvati - May 9, 2013 6:59 pm

    That is amazing! I love it!

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  14. Donna Walker - May 9, 2013 8:27 pm

    My birthday is today May 9th and Mother’s Day is this Sunday. I would be the proudest of mothers to have my wittle baby leave the nest, I mean burst out my chest.

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  15. Nina L - May 9, 2013 8:34 pm

    Liked in real life and on FB! I wonder how staggering in the street with this on would go over…

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  16. Amie - May 9, 2013 10:37 pm

    I like these a lot; cool post.

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  17. gina - May 9, 2013 11:08 pm

    this.is.awesome.

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  19. Elusis - May 10, 2013 12:54 am

    This is gorgeous. Etsy is designed to make sure I never have any more money ever.

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  20. Jessica Roddy - May 10, 2013 1:00 am

    Modern storytelling is, indeed, very rushed. It’s as though the pleasure of the journey is overshadowed by the destination.

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  21. El - May 10, 2013 1:45 am

    this necklace wins all of the awesome!

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  22. Juli Fowler - May 10, 2013 2:19 am

    Wow. Amazing representation of….our cousins? Isn’t that what the movie “Prometheus” implied? ;)

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  23. Kim Monroe - May 10, 2013 2:26 am

    Freaking brilliant!

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  24. Piotr - May 10, 2013 3:06 am

    mega :) cool idea

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  25. Rebecca Ween - May 10, 2013 5:29 am

    That Alien needs my sexiness and my sexiness needs that Alien. Simple as that.

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  26. Robert - May 10, 2013 7:40 am

    Hey, this is exactly something for my most kickass friend ever, and i feel lucky! The old ones haz my back… In a good way! Fftangh

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  27. Philip A - May 10, 2013 8:09 am

    This pendant is amazing!
    I’m a huge fan of the alien series. I probably watched it too young as a kid haha could barely see the movie though my hands covering my eyes back then :)
    Liked on Facebook.

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  28. shea - May 10, 2013 9:03 am

    Okay, this may be just me, and I totally understand if it is…but am I the only one who fell in love with this a tiny little bit?

    No, just me?

    Fine. I WILL LOVE YOU ENOUGH ON MY OWN, CHESTBURSTER.

    I WILL LOVE YOU FOR EVERYONE ELSE.

    (oh, and I liked the fb page – shea shimer wong).

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  29. Amy - May 10, 2013 9:14 am

    This would be an epic gift for my birthday on May 18th. What an honor to such a cult classic. “It’s got a wonderful defense mechanism. You don’t dare kill it.” – Parker (Alien 1979)

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  30. Chad - May 10, 2013 9:36 am

    Love this so very much and shared it with my son, who’s a big fan of the Alien movies, including Prometheus. That pendant is awesome. Thanks for posting!

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  31. Sven - May 10, 2013 9:49 am

    Sweet!

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  32. Jerry - May 10, 2013 10:01 am

    This is very cool! Amazing work.

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  33. Linda - May 10, 2013 10:28 am

    Ok, this is cooler than my face hugger stuffed toy and so much more wearable. Love, love, love!

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  34. Adam - May 10, 2013 10:41 am

    My wife would love this! Want.

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  35. Invisichad - May 10, 2013 10:45 am

    Hoohohohmygod. That is some jewelry I can get behind right there. Great interview too. All the best, Cthulhuwakeup!

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  36. Adam - May 10, 2013 10:53 am

    Ok!

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  37. The House Mouse - May 10, 2013 12:00 pm

    Being a personal space freak, this would be the perfect accessory for me. This is not a want, it is a NEED!

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  38. Esther Myong Hall - May 10, 2013 1:19 pm

    Can’t emphasize how much I love this necklace, I was a face hugger victim for halloween one year and I also describe having a child akin to have a chestburster from the lady parts ~lol~ I would wear this necklace proudly.

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  39. Alicia Ostermann - May 10, 2013 2:11 pm

    these are amazing pieces!!!

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  40. krysta o - May 10, 2013 2:19 pm

    what did the Alien say to Jonesy?
    take me to your litter.
    (O_o’)
    jokes aside, i love this necklace… i facehugging love it.
    That’s right, I used facehugger as an adjective, and i would wear the shit out of this necklace.

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  41. Kelly Pratt - May 10, 2013 3:03 pm

    Very nice – cool idea

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  43. Robert Beatty - May 10, 2013 3:47 pm

    Comment left. Contest entered. Winning Imminent.

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  44. Vanessa - May 10, 2013 6:14 pm

    Wow! Now this is something I’ve definitely been looking for my whole life.

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  45. Ellen James - May 10, 2013 8:21 pm

    Glad I’m not the only one who thinks the alien chestburster looks phallic.

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  46. Jean kirwan - May 11, 2013 7:31 am

    Beautiful! Want:D

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  47. Mikele Meether - May 11, 2013 12:27 pm

    Saw this over at Make and had to take a peek at your site This would be the best Post-Mothers Day gift ever

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  48. Amber - May 11, 2013 3:34 pm

    Fierce! What a fun piece. I’ve never seen anything like it! I’d be thrilled to win and rock this necklace all summer long :) Thanks so much! Like on FB (Amber H)

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  49. mickey - May 11, 2013 8:54 pm

    This is amazing.

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  50. Travis - May 12, 2013 10:08 am

    Love the necklace!! So cool!

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  51. Roxanna - May 12, 2013 10:09 am

    Awesome necklace! Love alien!

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  52. Rivernik - May 12, 2013 10:24 am

    This is really awesome giveaway!

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  53. Norma - May 12, 2013 11:18 am

    This is the most awesome thing!!

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  55. nicole simon - May 12, 2013 7:46 pm

    This is SO bitchin!! A fine piece of sci-fi nerd art if I do say so myself!! I need this in my life!!

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  56. amanda christina - May 12, 2013 8:28 pm

    this is the coolest thing ever! i’m glad Craftzine linked me to this blog :)

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  57. Jessie - May 12, 2013 8:43 pm

    Love love love!! My hubby and I are huge Alien fans. He even has the queen from the cover of Alien 3 tattooed on his back!

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  58. Regan - May 13, 2013 10:15 am

    Wow! That’s pretty impressive. It fits on the chest perfectly. I love the Alien movies, they’re so great.

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  59. Mark Lahti - May 13, 2013 2:27 pm

    I love it!

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  60. girlgonegeek - May 17, 2013 11:37 am

    Thanks everyone for participating this was my biggest giveaway yet! The winner was Raven! :)

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    1. Raven - May 18, 2013 7:56 pm

      Wow, so excited! The girl I will be giving this to is going to absolutely love it – she even has a plush “facehugger”! THANK YOU!!!

      Reply

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