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It's that time of year where households with school aged children are awash with back to school supplies!

You and I know color pencil sets are really colorful.  But that is where we stop, right?  Not Iris Tsante.

Her collection of jewelry made from color pencils is nothing short of brilliant. The craftsmanship and imaginative use of her chosen materials is truly inspirational.

I like what she said, "My pieces provide connotations of optimism, lightness, simplicity, joy and innocence, revealing on the same time qualities such as fragility and vulnerability. "  It is a telling statement for they apply to children and childhood. No wonder she picked color pencils to work with.

Iris is not alone.  Costume designer, Maria Christina Bellucci of MCB Contemporary Jewelry approaches pencil jewelry design differently. She takes advantage of the pencils' hexagonal shapes and butts them together rather like a patchwork quilt.

Want to make your own colored pencil jewelry? Kate of the Mini Eco blog designed and wrote a tutorial on how to do just that on the Design Mom blog.

Also check out Pammerz's fun and colorful tutorial on Cut Out and Keep.


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  1. The Source of Creativity is always expanding! No limit to inspiration and amazing ideas! These are wonderful. And as someone who loves to write, absolutely yummy!

  2. Wow, those pieces are absolutely gorgeous! It's a good thing I'm typing, because I'm speechless.

    Susan Lenart Kazmer has used pencils in her work. Regular, not colored, if I remember, but still, the result was fantastic. :)

  3. awesome!!! What an idea!!! I have never seen something like this!! Very Nice!! I am Glad I found your blog!! :) Feel free to visit my blog too!

  4. great post, I reblog it (in italian) with credits here
    hope you don't mind

  5. I am delighted you mentioned my blog, Nicoletta! Please though link to my post - that would really help! Thanks, Pearl

  6. very cool designs that inspire creativity and thinking differently about fashion and design. Great!

  7. Very ingenious. Love the colorful displays that the pencils create and guess it would be a way to use up small bits of colored pencils.

    I just wonder if they would leave marks on clothing and if it would be possible to somehow seal them? Perhaps this is not a problem and it's unnecessary ?

  8. The pieces are probably sealed. Best to do that because the wood is porous and as you pointed out, the colored part might mark clothing.

  9. When I see this stuff I think I've never had an original idea in my life.


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