This was a rather popular pin so I thought I'd share it with you non pinners as well. Here's a new medium for a photo album: Etsy seller Beth-tastic (shop now closed), created this hauntingly beautiful piece of jewelry by covering photographs in resin.
The wonder above had me looking for others like it; and I came across a plethora of lovely resin bracelets at the buymycrap Etsy store. I am really digging the the birds on a wire ones below.
EDIT***I was lead to believe that Bethtastic and buymycrap were one in the same store, but a commenter has informed me that this is NOT true. Please accept my sincere apologies.
Book of Life by David Kracov is wonderful result of artistic brilliance and philanthropy. 'David Kracov was commissioned to create an award to be given in honor of, and named for, Rabbi Yossi Raichik, the beloved director of Chabad's Children of Chernobyl'. Inspired by the life of Rabbi Yossi Raichik; the sculpture is a book 'filled with words from those he touched, with those pages and thoughts transforming into butterflies, each representing the 2.547 children he helped and give new lives'. The 1986 nuclear disaster is known to be the worst nuclear power plant accident in history.
What I find most amazing is that these butterflies are composed of metal! He uses the same technique in a lot of his other work, including a commission by Coca Cola.