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Terrarium Jewelry Containing Fantastical Scenes Adds Playful Mystery to Everyday Attire

The artisan known simply as HoKiou crafts tiny orbs that contain fantastical scenes. Beneath the circular glass terrariums are a myriad of subjects, including solitary houses surrounded in picturesque rainbows, spooky bats circling a haunted house, and tranquil snowfall across a wintry scene. These small landscapes are affixed to rings and metal necklace chains, adding a bit of whimsy and mystery to your everyday attire.

To produce these pieces, HoKiou sculpts them in colored polymer clay that hardens in a conventional oven. Each individual element is minuscule—some are just an eighth of an inch tall. After these 3D compositions are constructed and assembled, they’re placed under the clear dome (or in a vial) and attached to jewelry. Afterwards, they’re ready to wear.

With Halloween and the winter holidays on the horizon, Hokiou has created themed jewelry to complement the occasions. See the entire selection on Etsy.

HoKiou: Etsy
via [So Super Awesome]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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