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Miniature Embroidered Pendants Let You Hold the World's Beauty on Your Fingertips

Sarah Buckley, aka IttyBittyBunnies, encapsulates beautiful natural landscapes into miniature embroidered pendants. Working in hoops that fit onto the tips of her fingers, she stitches mountains, cacti, and forests with impressive detail. The finished pieces are then attached to an antique bronze chain and worn as a one-of-a-kind necklace.

Embroidering at such a small scale allows Buckley capture the essence of a setting. Instead of showcasing every rock, leaf, or blade of grass, she highlights the most vibrant colors in the landscape, often blurring the line between sky and ground. At the same time, she adds a few defining elements to give you an idea of each place, such as the cacti in the desert. The results are pieces that teeter between realism and abstraction.

Buckley sells her creations through IttyBittyBunnies, her embroidery-focused Etsy shop.

Buckley also creates larger, landscape-inspired hoop art:

IttyBitty Bunnies: 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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