Archive for the ‘Crafts’ Category
I just spotted this over on CRAFT…. hilarious, I love it 🙂
This is a sequel to my previous post, Repurposed & Upcycled Homewares On Etsy, which has had lots of positive feedback so without further ado here’s more of the same. I love putting posts like this together, the only drawback is trying to narrow down my choices from all the creative awesomeness 🙂
Maria Cristina Bellucci worked for several years making theatre and costume accessories, before branching out to design contemporary jewellery, such as her coloured pencil range. Her work is available from Alternatives Contemporary Jewellery.
This paper installation of a city complete with a railway and electric lights, is by Wataru Itou, an art student in Tokyo. It was constructed over four years and exhibited at the Castle On The Ocean papercraft exhibition. Now that’s what I call papercraft…
The silly season is upon us again, which gives me the perfect excuse to go hunting on Etsy for gift ideas (as if I needed a reason…). Jewellery first – here’s a little collection of pretty sparkly things I found for all the Moms, sisters, daughters, friends and girlfriends; all handcrafted – you won’t find these in the shops 🙂
Sweetness & Light
Dark & Dramatic
All of the above Etsy shops are full of gorgeous handcrafted pieces, but I had to give a special mention to Opus Muse as I really really liked most of the things in this one!
Beautifully crafted miniatures by Lori Nix, depict scenes of disaster and sinister accidents… the most striking thing about them is how eerily serene these scenes appear despite the context, and I think it’s because there are no tiny humans portraying fear or panic, just the events happening quietly, to be discovered later. Creepy, in a very good way 🙂
Lori photographs these dioramas and prints are available from the site linked above.
Wonderfully imaginative 3D forms in polyurethane foam, fiberglass resin & polymer clay by Meredith Dittmar. Her website bio says of her work:-
“Dittmars human-animal-plant-energy amalgams contain threads of common elements and colors to express deep levels of union across themes of biology, technology, and consciousness . Her characters are frequently involved in quiet expressive moments, or lounge facing their audience so they can share their inner space. Dittmar believes it is this space we recognize in ourselves, and through convening in that space, the interconnectedness of all things is revealed. She sees the act of spontaneous artistic creation as part of a larger practice of being present, and a way to better understand herself and reality.”