A cult classic in the art world, the Diana camera produces images that are soft and dreamy with super-saturated colors, unpredictable blurring and random contrast. A grittier alternative to the digital camera, the Diana infuses unexpected meaning, wonderful imperfections and an artistic edge into what might just be an ordinary shot. You'll be able to shoot incredible images with multiple exposures, overlapping frames, nighttime exposures and light leaks. It even has a panoramic and pinhole featu
Inspired by rocks that have endured a lifetime of exposure to natural elements, Dylan and Amy Engler crafted this artistically "eroded" art piece. Sheets of repurposed scrap glass are fused together to form one-of-a-kind sculptures composed of textural patches of color pierced with amoebic pockets of negative space. While these translucent bowls make gorgeous, au naturel centerpieces, their food-safe materials and strategic holes also make them ideal vessels for produce that requires time and pr
You can almost hear the rustling of leaves on a summer day as you don this nature-inspired cuff. Each one is custom engraved with two sets of initials, continuing the romantic tradition of carving lovers' names into bark (without harming a tree). Jewelry artist Nancy Nelson hand casts the brass band from real birch bark that she collected along the southern shore of Lake Superior in Wisconsin. The detailed texture of the bark evokes the rich, spontaneous stroke of an artist's brush. The understa
Sunflowers...Haystacks...Starry Night...This richly illustrated and authoritatively written study follows the artist from his early paintings through the work of his final years in Arles, where he found the light that gave us the unmistakable van Gogh style.9 1/2" x 12", 256pp
Celebrate those dearest to you with these elegant 100% recycled glass globes, handmade in Canada by Stephen Kitras and featuring an interior glass trunk that branches out to support vibrant splashes of color. Each globe is made from shards of glass used for car, home, and office windows. The shards are melted down in a furnace before being blown into beautiful works of art that have come to symbolize family, friendship, and the bonds that bring you together. Tree of Family: Like the roots of a t
An unknown author once wrote, "Happiness held is the seed; Happiness shared is the flower." Sharing the natural beauty of these earrings is a fresh way to honor a special relationship, whether it has grown and blossomed your whole life, or for only a month. Each month of the year has a particular flower associated with it?and these blossoms, though real, never fade. Sourced from around the world, each dried and pressed flower is picked for its delicate beauty by Shari Dixon, and showcased beneat
Handmade by artist Julie Nolan, each mythical cuff charts your birth month constellation in solid brass plated with shimmering gold. Inspired by a turn-of-the-century Swiss astrology calendar, Julie hand-stamps constellations into elegant patterns that span the width of each piece. The larger openings represent the brightest stars shining in the sky. Handmade in Massachusetts. Choose from the 12 classic astrological signs: Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, C
Like your fingerprints and the pattern of your retina, your DNA is a personal, biological signature unlike anyone else's. Now you can use your DNA to create the ultimate personalized "portrait" in either single or double versions. A painless swab of the inside of your cheek provides enough genetic material to create your one-of-a-kind masterpiece--a stunning graphic representation of your DNA profile that can be further customized by color choice to reflect your personality and design sensibilit
Express your love through abstract expressionism with fine artist Jeremy Brown's bold idea for making one-of-a-kind art. Each kit allows couples to capture the beauty of intimacy in a new and elegant way by bringing the canvas to the bedroom. The bold black non-toxic paint takes shape on a white cotton canvas in the form of pure love. What's left is a striking painting that leaves a tangible piece of your bond to hang and celebrate for years to come. An original newlywed gift or an exciting idea
For the romantic with a fondness for the macabre, this anatomical accessory lays bare the mysterious shape of our most amorous organ: the heart. Artist Justine Brooks found her inspiration for this anatomically correct piece in her husband's profession as an ER doctor. Foregoing the typical Valentine shape, the pendant puts the heart's true form on display for all to admire. Handmade in Canada. Make it a set! Click here for the matching earrings.
Take a hands-on approach to your jewelry collection by handcrafting your own necklace with this easy-to-use kit. A great way to spend a rainy day or a girls night, this DIY set comes with all the materials and instructions you'll need to make a bespoke statement necklace customized to your liking. In a matter of minutes, you can string together the gold-plated brass, silk cords, and semiprecious lapis and chalcedony stones into a eye-catching necklace that reflects your personal taste, or can be
Hand-carved using an time-honored technique by Shona artisans in Zimbabwe, these powerful soapstone sculptures personify "ukama," or the bonds of family. Carefully carved from a single piece of soapstone, the outstretched arms of parents and children embrace in one symbolic structure of love and connectivity. A beautiful addition to any home, these one-of-a-kind pieces celebrate the unity and spirit of your family with artistry. Available for families of three to six. Handmade in Zimbabwe.
Pennsylvanian artist Jenn Bell puts the petal to the metal. By juxtaposing rustic copper with modern, clean lined floral motifs, Bell fuses whimsy with metal working to stunning effect. Whether her star is a lush rose blossom, a demure weeping daisy or a bountiful bouquet, these pieces accent barren walls beautifully. Made of copper, glass and enamel, these original pieces were created by manipulating copper wires and carefully placing powdered enamel inside each colored area before melting the
Add some fun and color to your morning with the Van Gogh Heat Change Mug. The colorful mug portrays Van Gogh in the vivid colors that defined his artistic style.When you add your hot beverage to the mug, his ear disappears! In its place Vincent wears a bandage, much like when the artist famously cut off his ear in an act that cemented his legacy as a troubled genius. Ouch!The attractive mug is adorned with the bright sun from Van Gogh's Sower with Setting Sun and includes an inspirational quote
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Handcrafted Rainbow Vision Sand Pictures (made in Austria).. Moving Sand Pictures create a new sand picture with each turn.. Watch the falling sand create mountains, valleys and dunes. A sandpicture will do several times a day what mother earth takes millions of years to accomplish.. Watch the video: Youtube.com keywords Klaus Bosch or Pitkin Stearns Deep Sea. Great sand blend. Size: 10.25 x 11 x 2.25".
Keep an open heart and a full locket with this fillable glass pendant made to keep personal tokens close. Wear it traditionally with a special photo or two--its glass panes allow you to show faces on both sides of its translucent frame--or experiment with a collage of mixed photos, materials or small objects. This made-for-life keepsake lets you change up its contents as often as you'd like with inspiring ideas like love notes, quotes, prayers, pebbles, drawings, a lock of hair, sand, sea shells
Imagine always being able to stay in touch with your favorite, mellow memories of a day at the beach, even when you're all business at work or dressed for a night on the town. These bracelets transform beach relaxation into elegant style, so that you can always carry that sunny memory with you. Jewelrymaker Holly Daniels Christensen uses a pinch of sand gathered from your choice of one of thousands of picturesque world beaches, showcasing it under clear resin and framing it with sterling silver.
Henry Wischusen cuts against the grain of traditional jewelry design by crafting this cuff from natural hardwoods. The interlocking bands get their distinct colors from the varieties of wood that are used: Cherry, Maple, and African rosewood. The bracelet flexes to slide onto your wrist, and naturally relaxes with the warmth of your body to provide the perfect fit. The wood is finished with three coats of tung oil, and given a protective coat of carnauba wax. The artist uses woven bands of venee
From dives off the dock of your grandparents' lakehouse to tumbles in the roiling sea that surrounds an island close to your heart, bodies of water stir a depth of emotion in us and shape our impressions of our favorite spots. Honoring select lakes and islands in an understated way, Melissa Fedor-Baroni's chic cufflinks keep the memory of a special place right on your shirt sleeve. Inspired by the love she and her husband share for the Caribbean island of St. Barth, the artist cuts a silhouette
Can they be your lucky cufflinks if they're made from a shooting star? Keep things space-chic with these handsome cufflinks by Andrea Vidmar, made from meteorite flakes. When you see a shooting star in the sky, it's not a star at all, but rocks that have broken away from asteroids and comets. Once these rocks hit the Earth's atmosphere, they burn up and the remaining rock falls to Earth as a meteor. That's where Andrea comes in and smooths out the meteorite flakes to create an organic silhouette
Whether you're partial to the island you call home, your family's favorite summer destination, or the special beach where you took your wedding vows, you can honor the shores that hold a special place in your heart with Holly Daniels Christensen's evocative pendant. The sterling-silver bezel displays a pinch of granules gathered from your choice of more than 1,800 shorelines around the world. Select your favorite beach from Christensen's Sand Bank, or send in sand you've collected yourself from
Natural Manzanita (little apple tree) branches are hand-selected from the high desert of southern California and preserved by a gold paint finish for a stunning, gilded tree to display your treasures. Hang necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and rings from the lustrous branches, and display more accessories on the hand-rubbed, alabaster base. The contrasting, organic materials ensure that each piece is one-of-a-kind, and distinctive enough to display with or without jewelry. By itself, it's a shinin
This stunning aspen leaf necklace takes more than seven hours to make, from harvest to the finished piece. Each one begins with a real aspen leaf, made semi-transparent through an intricate filigree process that exposes the lacy vein structure. Next, a delicate layer of copper is applied to each leaf to strengthen and preserve it. The leaves are then hand-dipped in antique gold, producing a lustrous finish that preserves the essence of nature's design. Suspended from a 14k gold fill chain, the g
With this collection of handcrafted bracelets, the whole earth and its history is right at hand to help you express yourself. Each band has a unique combination of colors, charms, beads and decorative knot work, allowing you to find a symbolic meaning in each one. When you wear the twisting, autumn-toned band with its starburst pendant, for example, will you picture the sun and the earth, or intricate wonder of DNA? The bracelets can be mixed and matched, and worn individually or together to sui
We all live in a fleeting, invisible moment called "the present." Not only is now the time for us to take action, it also serves as a link between our warm, fading memories of the past, and the shining hope of the future. Jewelry artist Beth Lawrence captures this passage of time in her elegant necklace. It has three interlocking circles: a muted, oxidized ring represents the past; a sterling silver ring wrapped with a band of silver wire captures the present; and a shimmering, gold filled ring
In Ian Gibson's lunar tribute to motherhood, a sterling silver crescent moon cradles up to four twinkling white topaz stars representing the children that light up their mother or grandmother's life. The artist embellishes each moon-shaped sliver of silver with unique craters that recall the craggy surface of the Earth's shimmering satellite. This celestial statement piece puts the shining bond you share with your little stars on display in a subtle and sophisticated way. Handmade in Pennsylvani
Don a demure homage to your favorite beach with this geometric pendant hand-fashioned by Holly Daniels Christensen. With a captivating, three-dimensional form, this boxy piece includes a pinch of sand from one of thousands of famous beaches in the artist's Sand Bank, or granules you've gathered yourself from an unforgettable destination. The artist suspends the sand in durable, jewelry-grade resin and frames it in a gleaming sterling silver cube. Handmade in Massachusetts. Click here to see a li
The best gifts for artists get their creative juices flowing. Your artist may be a pro in her field (with an Instagram following to prove it) or he may be an artist who doodles for fun during lunch breaks. No matter, whether for work or pleasure, whether schooled or simply gifted, artists thrive on creating. You can help your artist tap into some good ideas with creative-minded gifts. Here's your guide to sketching out the best gift plan.
It’s the first question in thinking about Christmas gifts for artists: what medium does your artist choose? Are we plotting gifts for artists who draw? Are we covering gifts for artists who paint? If the answer doesn’t jump out, a family member will know.
Even for a 5-year-old artist, there are favorites with art supplies. Crayons or pastels? Colored pencils or markers? For the grownup artists, they likely have a go-to brand for their acrylic paints or lush watercolors. For kiddos, observe what they’ve been using at home (or ask), because favorites tend to go in phases. (Or think on gift sets that combine a few different tools.) For grownup artists, try snooping around their art supplies to find out what they already use — then add to the stash.
Think about ways to make it easier for your artist to create while on vacation or simply on-the-move during their everyday. You can discover everything from kits to cases to fabric rolls for brushes — there are even mini paint sets that are smaller than a box of mints.
For the teenage-and-older group, consider gifts for artists that open them up to the artistic community where they live. Head to the local museum for ideas — the gift shop might even include gifts made by a local artist. Some of the best gifts for artists are experiences — like a museum membership pass.
Find out what artistic style rocks their boat (a peek around their Pinterest should help). If your grown artist seems to live in black-white-and-neon color palettes, you can look for gifts in home décor and accessories with that color palette. Your best bet is a smart hashtag on Instagram to find some indie label online (like #indigodye for artists who love that inky blue effect in textiles.)
If you’re brooding over finding the right gifts for artists, think outside-the-box. Feed your artist’s imagination with an experience gift that gets her or him out of the house — maybe even exploring somewhere with awe-inspiring views.
Your artist has her specific art. But artists love to create. And she’d probably find it fun to play around with a new-to-her art medium (especially if she’s been gifted all the materials.) You can peek at her social media to see if there’s a certain genre she seems into these days — like watercolor, calligraphy, or printmaking.