Unconventional Pieces of Nature Encased in Jewelry Shows Another Side of Earth’s Beauty

Over the past several months, we’ve been enamored with jewelry that encapsulates nature inside of crystal-clear resin. These pieces often showcase small blooms with their colorful petals preserved in exquisite vintage-style pendants. Online shop Is This Handmade? follows this same idea but puts a unique spin on the trend: they use natural-yet-unconventional materials as the centerpiece of their necklaces. Parts of fruits, herbs, bugs, and beans are displayed inside of rustic tin shapes to showcase another side of Earth’s beauty.

A slice of strawberry might seem like a strange choice for jewelry, but its cross-sectioned portrait is a gorgeous display of its vibrant color and intricate structure. Likewise, the wings of a moth and shell of a snail are seen in a whole new light when encased in resin—we can now admire their fine details that usually elude us when they're outdoors.

These pieces are meant as statement jewelry and add a special flair to your everyday attire. Is This Handmade? sells their work—along with conventional bloom designs—through Etsy.

Is This Handmade? Website | Facebook | Etsy
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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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