2023 Muggles Market: The Geeky Perler

We are excited to announce the return of the Muggles Market, just in time for Valentine’s Day! This year’s theme is Muggles Market: Love and Plunder, combining our adoration of pirates and love. As usual, you have a wonderful opportunity to get to know our artists, writers, artisans, and entertainment through our Muggles Market Spotlights.

Kristen Mirabal of The Geeky Perler is a new artisan with our Muggles Markets. We asked them a few questions about their life, work, and what treasures they’ll be bringing to Muggles Market: Love and Plunder

Please tell us all about the plunder you’ll be bringing to Muggles Market.

We make perler figures of pop culture icons. Perlers are small round pieces of plastic that are melted together to form a figure that looks like pixelated art. The figures can be held up by a stand, be framed, turned into a magnet or just sit on a shelf. Our figures have a geeky bent. We have Pokemon, Power Rangers, Ninja Turtles, Studio Ghibli, and many more. Don’t see something you want, just ask. We accept commissions with no markup in price.

How did you get started making your glorious plunder?

My husband started making these as a hobby. Somewhere around 50, I said some of them need to go!

What’s an item you are bringing that you are really excited about?

The framed Legend of Zelda set that includes Link, the royal crest, and the Hylian shield.

What else would you like everyone to know about your wares?

We accept commissions with no markup in price.

What’s your favorite love or pirate story and why? 

The Princess Bride. Love, Pirates, fencing, giants, rodents of unusual size – need I say more?

You can find The Geeky Perler on the interwebs! They are also able to do pre-orders. For any pre-orders please email [email protected] .

Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheGeekyPerler

And, of course, you will meet them in person at Muggles Market: Love and Plunder on Sunday February 5, 2023 from 10:00AM to 4:00PM at Queen’s Sports Complex, 2229 Tyvola Rd. Charlotte, NC 28210! It’s always a good time for pirates! So dress in your finest, sea-worthy garb, and come check out these awesome treasures!