For some, size does matter but for others, it's the quality of the item. Through ETSY, I have discovered creations that may appear small but are big on imagination and artistry.
My love for the color red as well as vintage skeleton keys of all sizes and shapes led me to this lovely wee purse necklace by Sew Lola. The workmanship is impeccable, down to the sewing of the vintage fabric lining inside this tiny purse.
One of my pastimes in Seattle is visiting the local second hand bookstores. I am still one of those folks who likes the touch, feel, and smell of books, old ones especially. Though not opposed to technology, I don't know if I would be able to truly appreciate e-books. Margaux Kent of ETSY shop The Black Spot Books makes miniature book necklaces out of scrap leather--leather from a vintage baseball glove, a doctor's bag, an old boot. Her craftmanship and attention to detail is awe-inspiring. The small book, handmade and bound in the traditional manner, is both ornamental and functional.
As a child, I remember the times when I made tiny terrariums (or terraria) out of jam jars, moss, lichen, and tiny flowering plants my mother referred to as "fairy plants." I also found ships in bottles quite fascinating and would attempt to make my own. Glyn Walton of London-based ETSY shop Mini Memory Worlds creates fantastic miniature scenery. The attention to detail, colors, and textures indeed capture snapshots of one's everyday reality (like a black bike at the park) or a combination of the real and surreal (blue sky and clouds reminiscent of a Magritte painting).
For the naturalist who also enjoys wearing unique accessories and jewelry, ETSY's Woodland belle captures nature's beauty in every item. Mai McKemy creates stunning jewelry that is sure to be a conversation piece, even an heirloom. Her butterfly collection necklace is an entomologist's dream and her woodland terrarium ring is a piece of natural beauty wrapped around one's finger.
For those of us who enjoy sumptuous desserts and delicious food, we can now indulge without the calories. Stéphanie Kilgast of Petit Plat Food Art shows how fun it is to play with food and sweets--in miniature. Her polymer clay creations are so detailed, they almost look like the real thing--if it weren't for their size!
All these realistic-looking desserts miniatures are making me hungry. Perhaps, it's time I find something sweet in actual size.
Until next time, thanks for reading. =(^.^)=