Pick of the Week: Lapoonder’s Made Hand
This week’s pick is artist Ann Levova’s shop Lapoonder’s Made Hand that specializes in clay sculptures and jewelry. I was first introduced to her work through a friend and fell in love with her octopus designs and had to have one of my own. Her shop is hosted on what appears to be a Russian style Etsy platform and is almost entirely in Russian but that didn’t stop me (the site does show what items she has available plus the prices and shipping charges in your currency which is really the most important part). I contacted her through Flickr to see if we could arrange payment another way and she was very nice and responded quickly to any questions I had. Without delay we arranged everything and she sent the necklace to me and I am beyond happy with it. It’s such a perfect design and the necklace chain is very good quality. The octopus pendant is a great size, the Fimo clay is super light, and the details are even more amazing in person. I think this will be my favourite necklace for years to come and I hope to pick up many more designs from her as she’s really talented. I especially love her white Kahului style octopus and pale blue and pink ones as well as her more elaborate necklaces with seashells – they are all so magical. I haven’t had a chance to take photo of me wearing it yet, but here is a closer look at the design details and to see more of her work check out her Flickr.