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Wonder Women of Colour (Zachary Pryor earrings)

The Representation of all races, genders, sexualities and body types in comic books has made some big strides in the last few years, but there is certainly more work to be done. As a gay man I feel that the characters I should or could identify with are often gimmicky or relegated to the background. It is easy for me to make that leap and think of what it must be like for Latin, Asian, or African American men and women to see characters they love coming across as shallow stereotypes. I’m a white man, but I honestly get bored looking at white faces all the time across all media platforms, not just in my beloved comics. In that spirit I regularly honor one of my all time favorites, Storm on my etsy painted earrings page, but I went a step further by re-inventing some of DC Comics biggest heroes as powerful African, Asian, and Latin American women.

Black Wonder Woman, with perfect vixen hair

Latin American Supergirl made her debut recently

Glittering Storm lightning bolt earrings

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Babs Gordon, Batgirl painted earrings

The first Storm earrings I painted

The original zp black Wonder Woman earrings

A favourite X-Man for many years now – Rogue. When I was in Junior High the X-Men lived in the Outback and I still consider those the best X-Men years. Their time there ended when they all (except Wolverine and Storm) escaped through the Siege Perilous. When Rogue returned the Reavers had taken over their home and she had to escape using by stealing Gateway’s powers. In doing so she became a gorgepus black woman and I was like, “please let her keep that look.” She did not. So, here she is, as a gorgeous black woman and in her Outback X-Men uniforms.

Rogue, after absorbing Gateway’s appearance and powers

Another X-Woman who received a shocking (and permanent) makeover was Psylocke. Formally white British girl, now ridiculously sexy Ninja… irresistible 

Available on my page as Glitter Psylocke, or 

Psylocke through the years

Thanks for stopping by, and remember – I welcome special requests too!

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Zachary Pryor Halloween Offerings

Here we have a quick share of the items in my 3 shops that celebrate the greatest Holiday during the greatest season. 

I just know we will see thousands of Wonder Women out there this year. I have been painting her for years and these two are my favorite, earrings with gold leaf and a painted cuff

One of my first creations, the Blythe doll inspired Medusa, perfect if the ancient Gorgon is on your mind for this holiday. PURCHASE HERE.

No Halloween post would be complete without giving a nod to Buffy Summers. I loved Buffy the Vampire Slayer the minute the show first aired and my obsession grew and grew. At the time it was airing it was the only show I watched. You can get the Buffy Mr. POINTY pair here and the Buffy and Angel pair here

Another Halloween favorite is the Bride of Frankenstein. I painted her likeness inspired by the classic film with a dark, rich green background, PURCHASE HERE

Feeling spooky animals instead? How about a royal blue black cat silhouette or an orange ombré bat silhouette

Not everyone knows of this gorgeous, dangerous vixen, but they should. This is Vampirella, the comic book anti-hero. Get her HERE.

Finally my etsy shop featuring gemstone, chain, and charm creations both new and upcycled has two gorgeous skull pieces in stock that would look great during this season, even while you aren’t in costume. Click to get the Glitter Skull Tassel earrings or the Rhinestone matte black stone necklace. 

Have a wonderful Halloween everyone!!!

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Deeper Meanings 

Spotlight on some noteworthy beauties and the meanings behind them:

Polished Chrysoprase and Gold

Chrysoprase helps to make conscious what is currently unconscious. The stone’s vibrations have a tranquilizing effect that seem to bring damaging subconscious thought to the foreground, where they can be assessed and dealt with properly. The gold and green beauty can be purchased HERE

Orange calcite with brass and gold chains

Doesn’t this orange calcite look good enough to eat? Orange calcite is all about awakening energies inside of us, particularly those that aid in creativity and sexuality. This creamsicle looking baby is available for purchase HERE

Selenite and Silver

I recently wore a piece similar to this on my trip back to New York and San Francisco because I wanted my grandmother close – watching over me. I know that she is always present in my life and in my head, but selenite is said to bring you even closer to the other side and more specifically – to your departed loved ones. Get this Selenite necklace HERE

Glittering gunmetal and silver skull tassel earrings

The beauties above have gunmetal glitter coated skulls. They are howlite underneath and were gifted to me last weekend. Aztecs looked at skulls more as a symbol of rebirth instead of death. Get them HERE.

Raw yellow apatite silver necklace

Yellow Apatite is all about awakening your inner self to achieve success and boost creativity. It rids you of apathy and makes you more optimistic and outgoing. It provides the courage to take risks, and the clarity to know which risks are worth taking. Yellow Apatite is particularly useful in starting new ventures. It supports creative ideas and bringing them into reality, as well as developing the business skills needed to make a living from one’s passions. Get your own HERE.

Cat ear globe necklace with blue quartz and kyanite

I get my hands on these beauties every time I visit Japan. I fill the gold and glass cat ear globes with gemstone chips. This time the chips are blue quartz and kyanite. Kyanite can make you have and remember vivid dreams. Cat ears speak to awakening our animal natures. Get your cat ear globe HERE.

The Aztec Bride

There I go mentioning the Aztecs again. I must look deeper into why they are on my mind at a later date. These glorious, long babies have contrasting hoop shapes that are ever-so flattering. Inside each delicate gold hoop sits an etched blue, green or red patina etched spirograph charm. I was really drawn to these charms because they looked like a more refined version of the little plastic and pen spirograph kits my cousin would get for Christmas and I would covet. Get these beautiful earrings HERE

And those are just a few of my recent creations that I found a deeper meaning with. Stay tuned for more.