Jewelry designer Anna Čurlejová from the Czech Republic makes unique jewelry from cut colored pencils. The contrast of wood and colored graphite makes for some striking pieces, suitable for school teachers and fashionistas alike.
By cutting the pencils in different directions, Čurlejová is able to create different designs and patterns, whether it be honeycomb or more warped-looking shapes. Once cut and put into place, a coat of lacquer keeps the whole piece together. You can buy the artist's earrings, necklaces, and other creations on her Etsy page.
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