I stumbled across this Etsy shop last night, and HAD to share. Lali Blue is run by two artists in Spain: Gemma Jericó Arnal and Cristina Arnau Tena. Together they design the most fantastic, beautifully whimsical necklaces:
Each pendant is inspired by a classic fairy tale, and uses layers of laser-cut wood and paper cuttings to create tiny shadow boxes. See all the layers and depth on Pinocchio up there? How cool is that??
The Ugly Duckling:
(The paper elements are sealed behind a layer of plastic, btw, for protection.)
Little Red Riding Hood:
I love how their Little Mermaid is framed by a scuba mask!
Here's Alice falling into Wonderland, as seen through a decorative key hole:
Each pendant is about $28, but if you live in the U.S., be prepared to spend another $11 or so on shipping. Even then, $40 isn't bad at all for something this stunning, right?
Oh, and these are just my favorites; check out the Lali Blue Etsy shop to see the rest of their "Classic Tales" - there are 5 more! - plus other beautiful jewelry bits like this: