Ever-Changing Turtle Jewelry Encases Dazzling Tiny Worlds in Their Resin Shells

Turtle Jewelry by Secret Wood

Vancouver-based designers Secret Wood produce enchanting jewelry handcrafted from resin. Known for their exquisite, multifaceted “stone” rings, their creations contain miniature landscapes of faraway places. They’ve now taken that idea—incorporating the same curious worlds—but have placed them on the backs of turtles.

Called World Turtle, Secret Wood has fashioned pendants in the shape of the iconic, shelled creature. Its body is made of sterling silver, and it provides a setting for the brilliant resin stone. From waterfalls to winter scenes to coral reefs, the same level of dazzling color and captivating detail is present in the turtle shell as it is in their rings. When the light catches the angular edges, new facets are revealed.

One of the best features of World Turtle is in its customization. Secret Wood has integrated powerful magnets into the design that connect the shell to the base. That way, you can change the pendants as often as you change your clothes.

The turtle holds a special place in the hearts of Secret Wood. They take inspiration from Hindu, Chinese, and Indigenous tales, and laud the creature for its perseverance and determination. “We were completely inspired by these mythologies and knew we had to use them in our creations,” Roman Wood, founder of Secret Wood, tells us in an email. “There are so many beautiful landscapes on this Earth, the creative possibilities are endless.”

The World Turtle pendants are now available for pre-order through Secret Wood. If you’re captivated by them, act fast—the pre-order lasts through October 18, 2017, or until their “crafting capacity” is filled.

Designers at Secret Wood—known for their resin rings—have created a new collection of turtle jewelry.

Turtle Jewelry by Secret Wood

Called World Turtle, the creatures carry the swirling worlds on their back.

Turtle Jewelry by Secret Wood

The resin “stones” are interchangeable, so you can switch them as often as you change your clothes.

Turtle Jewelry by Secret Wood

Here's a peek into the concept process. They are now available for pre-order through Secret Wood.

Turtle Jewelry by Secret Wood

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My Modern Met granted permission to use photos by Secret Wood.

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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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