Japanese artists and friends& Hiné Mizushima (previously featured here) and Yuko Higuchi (previously featured here) collaborated on the creation of this awesome diorama of needle-felted squid in biology class. Mizushima made the adorable squid student and teacher and assembled the diorama while Higuchi made the beautiful anatomical illustrations and the needle-felted heart. We hope these two fantastic artists team up again sometime soon.

[via Street Anatomy]


#77: Ponyta: The Fire Horse Pokemon

“About an hour after birth, its fiery mane and tail grow out, giving it an impressive appearance.”

Someone Custom Order this, but I think  this fiery pony deserves to be enjoyed by others ! I’ll only be making a few, so grab yours while you can! This Ponyta can sit, stand, and it has really soft fluffy hair you can groom! Find it in the shop~ it’s there for a limited time~

“Sometimes that shark, he looks right into ya, right into your eyes. Y’know, the thing about a shark, he’s got lifeless eyes, black eyes, like a doll’s eyes. When he comes after ya, he doesn’t seem to be livin’ until he bites ya…”

We love this ferociously awesome Jaws hobo nickel crafted by Amy Armstrong. Inspired by the famous theatrical poster created for Steven Spielber’s 1975 film, this coin is currently up for auction on ebay.

To check out more amazing hobo nickels click here.

[via Neatorama]


sooo! I finally got all test pieces working and new batch of materials, so I’ll drop this here too if someone’s interested!

- two-piece lacquered plastic charms with plastic beads

- approx charm height 6cm

- custom charms can be characters from any show or ocs and you can choose any colors from the straps and beads I have. customs are unique for you, but you can do a group share; ask for more info!

- international payments via paypal, bank transfer in finland; shipping goes around 1-2e for one order

(pystyn myös diilaamaan näitä naamatusten, esimerkiksi marraskuun taidekuja -tapahtumaan!)

you can contact me in twitter or with email (marsunpapana[a]hotmail[d]com) , I won’t trust tumblr with messaging. thanks and see ya!



Unique Handcrafted Jewelry

I know I have not been marketing myself as much as I used to because I’m now renting a booth at a boutique, however business is still not where I want it to be and I need to clear inventory so I can have space for new pieces.

My pieces are unique one of a kind handcrafts.  Most beads are sewn down onto felt one or two at a time and they are TINY.  It’s a labor of absolute love.

I call it painting with beads.

And this is how I make my living.  I have a form of Autism and get severe panic attacks when working out in public which has lead me to seek government assistance.  While I have enough for bills and healthcare I still need some money on the side to keep up with my crafts.

Crafting is my joy in life, it’s a stress relief, and I love sharing my pretty things with the world.

So this Christmas please consider buying handcrafted and supporting the little girl!  These gifts are unlike anything found in large stores.

Please use the code TUMBLR10 at check out to receive a 10% discount on orders over $20.  

Thank you very much and have a happy holiday season!

And if you are in the Albany New York area please consider a trip to Artique.  Located at exit 8 off of the Northway (i87) in Clifton Park.  Just ask for booth #369 to see my pieces up close!