Jan Campbell was preparing an avocado for lunch one day when she was struck by the beauty of the pit inside, an object most people throw away without a second thought. After weeks of pondering its potential, a deeply pigmented surface scratch inspired her to carve away its layers until a beautiful piece of art appeared.


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Ever since that day, the Irish artisan has been turning avocado pits (or 'stones,' as she calls them) into tiny, intricately detailed figurines inspired by Celtic folklore. She carves the tranquil faces of forest spirits, the flowing hair of ancient goddesses, and even a handful of wild mushrooms now and then. The miniatures can be simply displayed as statues, or worn as pendants, and are meant to provide the holder with a unique sense of companionship and comfort.

Explore some of Jan's finest creations below, and follow the links underneath them to see if they're available to buy.

More info: Avocado Stone Faces, Instagram, Etsy

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Sherlock Holmes 1 week ago

This guy looks like a character from Song of the Sea!

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Jeeves 1 week ago

Awww it's adorably awesomely magical.

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Wanda Queen 1 week ago

These are gorgeous! I bet they'd make great pendants!

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Liliana V 6 days ago

Don't get your beard stuck in your harp there, buddy... :)

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TC 1 week ago

This proves that Jan the artist is right handed. She uses her left hand as a model.

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