I can’t take much credit for uncovering the gorgeous work of Loek Sia in her Etsy store, Minicyn. The good folks at Etsy were clever enough to make her the featured seller this week.
Loek Sia’s pieces are unique and reflect a special vision but it is the stamped designs on her pieces that really got my attention. If you could see music, it would be like that. The patterns that Loek Sia stamps into her work are abstract, well-balanced, and suggest an unspoken meaning — like a beautiful melody.
Hearts? Um, no, not usually. It is a perfectly lovely shape but it does not normally speak to me from a design perspective. However, Sandra Russell took the heart and made it her own by turning it, elongating it, and adding texture and pattern.
Perhaps, the more common the shape, the bigger the challenge it is to breathe new life into it. Sandra has managed it with the heart. Her designs are dynamic and eye-catching and wearable. The great pieces featured here and more are available in her Etsy store, slradornments. Just in time for Valentine’s Day.