November 13, 2019

Channel Frida Kahlo’s Artistic Passion with These Quirky Earrings

Are you stuck in a creative block? Sometimes what’s needed is a little pick-me-up. Fortunately, the Yellow Owl Workshop has created a line of quirky earring sets to inspire artists and art enthusiasts alike. Whether you’re a painter, a graphic designer, or a photographer, putting on some of Yellow Owl Workshop’s jewelry could instantly boost your creative confidence.

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October 3, 2019

Interview: Artist Handcrafts Colorful Embroidered Jewelry Inspired by Her Filipino Heritage

Philippines-based artist Ruby Thursday (of Thursday CraftLove) handcrafts colorful, embroidered pendants and earrings that capture the beauty of her home country. From floral pendants inspired by garden walks during her childhood to abstract earrings influenced by island life, each of Ruby’s handmade statement pieces is a little reminder of her own roots. Ruby grew up among craftspeople, and first learned how to cross-stitch from her mother.

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August 19, 2019

Embroidered Anatomy Brooches Celebrate the Beauty of Human Life

Skulls, lungs, and human hearts might not be the prettiest of subjects, but Japanese textile artist Hiné Mizushima turns human organs into delightful embroidery designs for her series of wearable brooches. Her Kogin Embroidered Anatomy Brooches were part of a themed exhibition in Boris Zakkaten gallery in Tokyo earlier this year, displayed together with a collection of body-inspired textile pieces from other artists.

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May 15, 2019

These 400-Year-Old Rings Unfold to Reveal Astronomical Spheres

What if you could wear the entire universe on your finger? Since ancient times, astronomers around the world have used models of the sky to make calculations. With the advent of the armillary sphere, stargazers were given a physical model to better visualize the lines of celestial longitude and latitude. Created independently in ancient Greece and ancient China, these armillary spheres consisted of spherical rings centered on either the Earth or the Sun.

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