One of my favorite trends lately is necklaces, brooches, and rings made from kiln-fired clay. I’ve got a few pieces now and love how essentially, these are mini sculptures you’re wearing on your fingers, around your neck, or on your favorite shirt. Some makers color their jewelry with glaze while others leave their designs bone white. What style of ceramic jewelry do you like?
Fiber artist Jill Ffrench crafts felted bird sculptures that pay homage to their voluptuous plumage. Using 100% pure felt, she stitches the hand-held creatures and adheres them with embroidery thread, wire, and wax. When complete, the soft figures don ornamental long, tails, which feature a combination of layered felt and decorative stitches to produce a spectacular effect. (The detail shots are my favorite.)
1. Woven textile necklace by Oma
2. Narwhal plushie by Emily Rose Thomson
3. Cactus hook by Thing X Sylvester
4. Whatever Forever ring dish by Tiny Loud Co.
5. Gold topped mini milk (ceramic) by Jode Pankhurst
6. Iris Apfel lamb socks by Happy Socks
7. Rainbow cat iron-on patch by Kristin Carder
Welcome to the exquisite world of Meadow and Fawn, where delicate creatures fit on your fingertips. The small sculptures are created by a lady named Alexis, whose inspiration comes from a “deep love for nature.” Through her online shop, she handcrafts the the tiny totems from polymer clay. Each is one-of-a-kind, and Alexis explains that there’s no assembly line to her work—she makes them all to order.
Alexis’ popular Instagram offers an awesome behind-the-scenes look at her sculptures. Everything—from the painting to the styling—is dreamy and a momentary escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Last week, I shared 35 illustrative holiday gifts you can only find on Etsy, so let’s switch gears this week and check out what’s on Society6—another platform for artists. Whereas Etsy often focuses on one-of-a-kind-pieces, Society6 offers a wide variety of the products that artists have their work printed on. The good news is that if you like an illustrator’s work, you can own it in many different forms. Society6 is a mix of expensive art prints to quirky clothing to fun stocking stuffers. (I even bought my shower curtain on the site!)
If you’re still searching for some last minute gifts, you’re in luck! Today, December 12, they’re offering 25% off and free shipping worldwide. Have fun!
It’s no secret that I love Etsy. Each week, many of my illustrated product obsessions come from perusing the online marketplace—so, it’s one of my go-to places for holiday shopping, too. If you’re just starting to buy for friends and family, here are 35 of my favorite illustrative gifts that you can only find on Etsy.