This brings new meaning to the word bookmobile:
What a lovely piece and a great idea for old books! You can find this book mobile at Shophouse, along with other vintage books turned into art:
While the book sculptures are easily the most stunning and eye-catching decor pieces in the shop, you’ll also find collage jewelry (mostly necklaces), original drawings, and even these really nice sewn paintings. There’s definitely some great art if you’re looking for something a little different to decorate your house with!
If you’re a big fan of rabbits, you’ll love these awesome ACEOs (Art Card Editions and Originals) and paintings from Blue Dog Rose:
This is all the work of artist Nakisha Elsje VanderHoeven. Many of the paintings and ACEOs use rabbits of all colors and shapes as their subjects. There’s something really charming about these paintings — I especially like the one above of the cat since that reminds me of my own cat who makes that face when you try to pick her up.
You’ll also find bookmarks and jewelry in the shop, as well as awesome animal wire sculptures like this:
Looking for a little extra sparkle or shine for your home? How about these?
These glassy pieces are from Full Blown Glass, the brainchild of Brent Earnest and Heather Fulp out of St. Petersburg, Florida. Brent is a self-taught lampworking artist and glass blower, and he continues to churn out jewelry, sculpture and home decor.
There are lots of colorful ornaments and magnets, and even a few plant stakes (this seahorse is pretty cool), so if you’re looking for something simple and elegant for your home, do take a look. Maybe pick up something you can hang by the window for some nice lighting effects.
And if you’re a huge fan of big, bold pendants, there’s plenty of glass jewelry to choose from.
I love it when people take things that would otherwise be junk and turn them into art. Or something functional. Like this:
Otherwise, a lot of this stuff would just be languishing in a garage. Or a junkyard. Heck, I probably have a bunch of this stuff in my own garage: old wrenches, those little wrenches that come with every piece of Ikea furniture you buy (like the ones on the dog above) and more washers and screws than are legally necessary. I don’t have the welding or creative skills to make my junk into art, but obviously the man behind Salvaged Beauty does!
This is just a small sampling of the decor available. Everything is made of about 90 percent recycled materials. Lots of found objects and scrap metal. Even the scraps and cutoffs and slag that’s a byproduct of making these pieces is recycled. Neato.
If you’re looking for something unique to put on your porch or your shelf, do check it out.
Looking for some unique sculptures or clay items, whether they be for wearing or for around the house?
How about these?
This positively stunning work is from Stormy Designs. She is an artist who specializes in creating things with polymer clay. You name it, it’s in the shop. Jewelry? Done. Glass items covered in richly textured and colored clay? Done. Buttons and baubles? Done.
Everything in the store is hand-scuplted, and many items are one of a kind! You just can’t replicate all those textures and patterns exactly!
Stormy Designs also takes requests and custom orders. Yay for convenience and getting exactly what you want!
Polymer clay strikes again to make some cool jewelry:
These charms are the work of Erika Ashley at Charming. Erika is a Sacramento Craft Mafia member and jewelry maker.
Erika started off making earrings for her first shop, Etc. Earrings, but moved into other jewelry pieces made from polymer clay. Her work runs the gamut from monsters to fun animals to skulls to food. Every piece is meticulously crafted and has many of those little details (like sprinkles on donuts or fangs on the monsters) that make the pieces lively and fun.
She also makes other polymer clay sculptures, including this funny (and rather functional) toothpick holder:
What’s a crafter to do when he or she has many talents and interests? Indulge all of them, of course! And excel at all of them.
That’s what Susan of Elbit Enterprises does. She makes jewelry, crochets, sculpts, makes dreamcatchers. Here is a sampling of her work:
Do check out the jewelry, crocheted wristbands and even runestones in the shop. Susan is bursting with creativity and bless her, she’s sharing it with the world! Or at least stop by to see what she’s going to come up with next!
There are toy dogs and then these toy dogs:
Then again, these dogs are such amazing works of art that you definitely don’t want to consider them toys or anything that children should play with! (Besides, they’re awfully small and dangerous to kids.)
But if you want to put one on your shelf to admire, head on over to Kay’s K9s.
All these dogs are painstakingly needle-felted by the artist, Kay. They are all one of a kind comissions. She works off pictures of people’s dogs, and has depicted several breeds. Her attention to detail is amazing!
(If you want to see a gallery of Kay’s work, head over to her website and click “gallery.”)
Kay also does pins and keychains of dogs. Here’s a sample keychain:
This would be a great gift for the dog lover who has everything!