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.

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 year ago

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

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Jeeves 1 year ago

Awww it's adorably awesomely magical.

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Anouk 1 year ago

Wow

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Rin Rin 1 year ago

Love these bearded dudes

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Wanda Queen 1 year ago

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

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Liliana V 1 year ago

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

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Jenni Ester 1 year ago

This is adorable

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Karen Attwood 1 year ago

Favourite so far...

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Lovely Life Vines 1 year ago

Amazing

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TC 1 year ago

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

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Liliana V 1 year ago

I want this on a pendant so I can wear it around!

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Ana-Maria Dan 1 year ago

Acorn dude : "Love nuts not war!"

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Shazia Soofi 1 year ago

Adorable sage... makes me smile :)

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Hikari 1 year ago

Looks so tranquil!

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TC 1 year ago

Back home...

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Lovely Life Vines 1 year ago

Wow

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Lovely Life Vines 1 year ago

Perfect

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Eva Bryson 1 year ago

The seven Druids

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Wanda Queen 1 year ago

Fertility statue from a seed -- now that is brilliant!

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ispeak catanese 1 year ago

I like her ring too

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Ariadne.bat 1 year ago

These look like cookies.

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Jeeves 1 year ago

Such a simple but magical pattern around such an intracate peice. GORGEOUS!!

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Jeeves 1 year ago

Simply beautiful. Wow.

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Kiara Arran 1 year ago

This is so beautiful

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Jeeves 1 year ago

Wow awesome!!! Mushrooms are awesome. 🍄 🍄🍄🍄🍄

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Luck Yeah 1 year ago

That is a gigantic avocado pit.

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Shinomi Chan 1 year ago

Three wise men?

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Luck Yeah 1 year ago

That's a unique moustache and beard

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Lovely Life Vines 1 year ago

Yes that

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Jeeves 1 year ago

Wow so awesome I LOOOOVE these.

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Prashant Karnath 1 year ago

Stunning!! I would buy them!

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Lila Pratt 1 year ago

And...What is he doing??

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Lovely Life Vines 1 year ago

Meditativa Sadhu

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Lovely Life Vines 1 year ago

Awesome

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Marigold Scott 1 year ago

These are so cool

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Izabella Borowiak-Miller 1 year ago

Keeper of the forest

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Kiara Arran 1 year ago

Perfect

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Kiara Arran 1 year ago

These look so real!

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Luck Yeah 1 year ago

Mr. and Mrs. A. Pit

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Marzo Florida 1 year ago

How did they get them to have an autumn- like color?? Its so surreal yet so simple :D

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Lovely Life Vines 1 year ago

You hand is so pure..

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Kiara Arran 1 year ago

Amazing

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TC 1 year ago

Open eyes !! That's new. Ancient Greek style now...

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Lovely Life Vines 1 year ago

1 2 3

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Lovely Life Vines 1 year ago

Amazing

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Lovely Life Vines 1 year ago

Just wow

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ispeak catanese 1 year ago

Oh, the stamped paper! Cute!

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Trish McBride 1 year ago

Holy Vagina!!!!

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Lovely Life Vines 1 year ago

Nice

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Lovely Life Vines 1 year ago

Leaf Beard..Nice