DoorNumber9

Geeky Accessories, Catholic Saint Medals, and more!

Dallas, Texas | 2604 Sales

DoorNumber9

Geeky Accessories, Catholic Saint Medals, and more!

Dallas, Texas 2604 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(473)

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Last updated on Jun 9, 2018

Welcome to Door Number 9! Follow us on Facebook at Door Number 9 to stay in the loop

Elisa Low

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Elisa Low

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About

Geek things come in small packages

Why do I do geeky stuff and Catholic stuff? Well, Fan Art and Religious Art are essentially the same thing. Let me explain.

Orson Scott Card once wrote about how Science Fiction is the genre most suited to exploring religious and metaphysical themes, and that's a big part of why I love it so much. When your stories revolve around what humanity would be like in wildly different and alien circumstances, you get to the important questions pretty quickly. Likewise, religious faith concerns itself with the big questions: what does it mean to be human? What is our place in the universe? Will time ever end? What is the driving power of the cosmos?

I realized one day that so many of the medieval and renaissance paintings were basically mash-up fan art. You would have the central figure of Christ or Mary or a scene like the nativity, but often the artist would also portray certain saints that were important to the patron of the piece as being present in the scene as well. Sometimes he would even include a portrait of the patron or of the artist himself in it. In the development of Western Christianity, every version of every Bible story was different. All telling the same story, but emphasizing different aspects of it and often blending elements from the story seamlessly with parts of everyday life.

And I realized, that's what fan art is too. We take our favorite characters, favorite scenes, and portray them in new ways, with our own styles, sometimes combining characters from different universes or even from our real world. And it's glorious.

I love to incorporate geekiness into my everyday life, sneaking a Tardis onto my wallet here, some Elvish script onto my ID badge holder there, and hitting the high points of my favorite storyline with the charms on my necklace. Little ways of connecting me throughout the day to the stories and characters I love and admire.

Then I realized that religious jewelry is so much the same. Little ways people use to connect themselves throughout the day to the God we love and his saints that we admire.

So whether you fall more on the geeky side or the religious side or embrace them both, I hope you enjoy perusing my shop and find a few things to inject joy and hope into your life and your days. .

-Elisa

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Shop members

  • Elisa Low

    Owner

    Cradle Catholic. Sewing since age 12. Geek since age 16. Professional artist since age 18. I worked as a costume designer and seamstress for Dallas-Fort Worth's biggest costume shop until I decided to pursue Door Number 9 full time in 2017.

Production partners

  • BriAnn Copp Creations

    NY, United States

    This jewelry maker carved the design in wax for me and casts it in sterling silver. We collaborated on refining the design to be as historically accurate as possible.

  • acrylic fabricator

    Lee's Summit, MO

    This acrylic fabricator takes my designs and sandwiches them between a thick layer of crystal clear acrylic and a solid backing of strong magnet.

  • stamp manufacturer

    United States

    They make my designs into self-inking stamps

  • Seamstress

    Grapevine, TX

    Donna works closely with me on projects when I need an extra pair of hands to keep up with orders. Her attention to detail is fantastic and the quality of her sewing is superb.

  • Embroidery shop

    United States

    I don't have an embroidery machine so this shop embroiders blanks for me and then I add the finishing touches.

  • Moo Cards

    United States

    Moo cards prints DoorNumber9 original designs on high quality cards and stickers.

  • Printful

    United States

    Printful prints the shirts I design

  • metal casting company

    NM, United States

    Our metal casting company in New Mexico takes our designs and casts them into lovely jewelry that will be treasured for years to come. Each piece is hand cast and lovingly finished for a beautiful sheen.

  • A print shop

    United States

    This print shop takes my orignal designs and prints them on a variety of high quality products.

  • Cut and Sew Shop

    Dallas, TX

    I design all my patterns myself, but to keep up with orders the Cut and Sew shop will sometimes handle cutting and sewing the pattern pieces. I personally inspect each item and add the finishing touches like buttons or trim before shipping it out to you.

  • A print shop

    United States

    This print shop prints my designs on cardstock in high-quality detail and color.

  • Print Shop

    MA, United States

    This print shop turns my designs into full-color gorgeousness!

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