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Thread Balls Galore! Temari by Patt Knorpp

Temari are, apparently, traditional Japanese children’s toys. They are balls made from embroidery thread and the remnants of old kimonos, and even though they went out of fashion as toys with the introduction of rubber in Japan, they are still made … Continue reading

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Twisted Myths… Valeria Myrusso’s Jewelry

I love surreal things, the stranger the better, and the work of Ukrainian jewelry artist Valeria Myrusso is exactly up my alley. Her polymer clay jewelry is twisted and sometimes a bit disturbing… but always very beautiful. Inspired by fairy tales, myths, and legends, the … Continue reading

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Stretched… Tawapa Jewelry

I don’t have stretched ears, I probably never will, and I’ll admit that I have often thought them a bit unsightly. I just didn’t understand why anyone would want a big hole in their ear… until I came across Tawapa. The organic … Continue reading

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Memento Mori Monday: Shinji Nakaba’s “Vanitas” Rings

Glyptics (the practice of carving and sculpting precious stones) is a very old art, but jeweler Shinji Nakaba still uses it on a variety of materials. My favorite pieces are his incredibly detailed pearl skull rings. The rings, appropriately called “Vanitas”, make for an excellent Memento … Continue reading

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Tsjernobyl Teatime… Makiko Nakamura

Japanese ceramic artist Makiko Nakamura captures a rare poetry in her works… “100 Years After The Party” tells the story of an abandoned tea service, and how it became overgrown with flowers as time passed. Made me think of Tsjernobyl, … Continue reading

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Paradoxical Math: Klein Bottle Earrings

So yes, I post something that is related to math. Again. More than just math, I post something related to Topology, and thus (in)directly to Abstract Algebra. My old love… *deep sigh* But mathematical or not, these Klein bottle earrings … Continue reading

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