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Avengers: Infinity War, Black Panther, the Comic ‘verse and more

Avengers was not my first love in the Marvel Comics world. No, that honor belongs to the X-Men. I read my first issue when I was 8 or 9 years old and I instantly connected with the often feared and hated outcasts. I came to the Avengers much later while Steve Epting was pencilling. His work was so gorgeous and it was the quiet, one on one interactions he drew that really got to me.

One of my most loved issues when I started with The Avengers and the lineup that I still long for the most.

In those days the Avengers comics were filled with love, romance, betrayal, and overcoming who you no longer want to be…all of those things really intruiged me as a teen who was just beginning to understand such concepts and emotions. Over the years I would abandon the Avengers and then come back and get caught up and wonder why I had forsaken them. That pattern continues today, truthfully.

The movies brought these characters to the world and these days you would be hard pressed to find someone who doesn’t know at least a small portion of their story. Black Panther is still my absolute favorite and I can’t see it being eclipsed by anything other than maybe Black Panther 2.

MCU Zachary Pryor hand-painted creations Nick Fury, Proxima Midnight, Tony and Natasha, Killmonger, and the Black Panther heroes

That is not to say that I don’t adore the other MCU films. Infinity War, for instance had the glorious Proxima Midnight! I just had to paint her on earrings last night so she could join the ranks of my other Avengers creations. (Above)

Bonus sexy pieces:

She-Hulk was always sexy to me and Killmonger and Luke Cage have an undeniable appeal.

So there you have Zachary Pryor’s Avengers offerings. You can find them and many more geektastic things on my QuevaJewelry Etsy site. Just as a reminder, or new information for some of you- I DO take special requests!

Thanks for looking!

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Screen Legend painted cuffs and earrings: Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, and Audrey Hepburn

Requests poured in at the main Zachary Pryor etsy site this week for some Hollywood Screen Legends and I just had to oblige.

The Marilyn Monroe Ombré Sunset cuff

My favourite look from Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Audrey in sleep mask

Of course I had to paint Audrey staring into the Tiffany’s window.

James Dean, inspired by his classic “torn sweater” shoot.

Baby Pink Marilyn Monroe hand-painted earrings

And finally Audrey Hepburn hand-painted earrings

Do you have a special request? I take them, so feel free to make one!

Thanks for looking.

-ZP


Sailor Moon explosion!

I have always loved Sailor Moon and have celebrated that love with my artwork and my jewelry for several years now. My recent trip to Tokyo gave me the opportunity to explore this even more with some really great finds.

Set your heart ablaze with the Super Crisis Heart charm necklace.

In the La Foret shopping center in Shinjuku I scored my first choice Sailor Moon mirror from a gachapon machine. I sanded down the unnecessary components and affixed the mirror cameo to a brass setting to make this stunningstatement necklace.

This darling little charm necklace was inspired by a piece I saw in Tokyo, but taken to the next level. The pearl and rhinestone charm has their moons on their foreheads and fine chains below them that hold onto pearls, onyx, and moonstone!

My Luna Cat Key charm necklace features shimmering gold plated chain and a gold disc and rhinestone accent.

The transformation wand bib necklace is always a stunner.

I also hand-paint on jewelry and here are just a few of my favorites:

My first hand-painted Sailor Moon earrings were of course of the heroine on crescent moons!

My personal favorite scout is Saturn. So beautiful and so tragic. Here she adorns a hand-painted canvas cuff with jewel snap closures.

Bad-ass and Tender, Uranus and Neptune painted earrings.

SAILOR VENUS looking fierce AF on these hand-painted earrings.