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
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3 years ago

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

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Jeeves
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3 years ago

Awww it's adorably awesomely magical.

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Anouk
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3 years ago

Wow

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Rin Rin
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3 years ago

Love these bearded dudes

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Wanda Queen
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3 years ago

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

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Liliana V
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3 years ago

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

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Jenni Ester
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3 years ago

This is adorable

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Karen Attwood
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3 years ago

Favourite so far...

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Lovely Life Vines
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3 years ago

Amazing

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TC
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3 years ago

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

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Liliana V
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3 years ago

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

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Ana-Maria Dan
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3 years ago

Acorn dude : "Love nuts not war!"

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Shazia Soofi
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3 years ago

Adorable sage... makes me smile :)

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Hikari
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3 years ago

Looks so tranquil!

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TC
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3 years ago

Back home...

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Lovely Life Vines
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3 years ago

Wow

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Lovely Life Vines
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3 years ago

Perfect

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Eva Bryson
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3 years ago

The seven Druids

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Wanda Queen
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3 years ago

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

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ispeak catanese
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3 years ago

I like her ring too

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Ariadne.bat
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3 years ago

These look like cookies.

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Jeeves
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3 years ago

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

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Jeeves
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3 years ago

Simply beautiful. Wow.

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Kiara Arran
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3 years ago

This is so beautiful

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Jeeves
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3 years ago

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

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Luck Yeah
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3 years ago

That is a gigantic avocado pit.

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Shinomi Chan
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3 years ago

Three wise men?

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Luck Yeah
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3 years ago

That's a unique moustache and beard

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Lovely Life Vines
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3 years ago

Yes that

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Jeeves
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3 years ago

Wow so awesome I LOOOOVE these.

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Prashant Karnath
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3 years ago

Stunning!! I would buy them!

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Lila Pratt
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3 years ago

And...What is he doing??

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Lovely Life Vines
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3 years ago

Meditativa Sadhu

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Lovely Life Vines
Community Member
3 years ago

Awesome

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Marigold Scott
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3 years ago

These are so cool

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Izabella Borowiak-Miller
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3 years ago

Keeper of the forest

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Kiara Arran
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3 years ago

Perfect

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Kiara Arran
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3 years ago

These look so real!

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Luck Yeah
Community Member
3 years ago

Mr. and Mrs. A. Pit

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Marzo Florida
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3 years 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
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3 years ago

You hand is so pure..

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Kiara Arran
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3 years ago

Amazing

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TC
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3 years ago

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

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Lovely Life Vines
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3 years ago

1 2 3

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Lovely Life Vines
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3 years ago

Amazing

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Lovely Life Vines
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3 years ago

Just wow

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ispeak catanese
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3 years ago

Oh, the stamped paper! Cute!

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Trish McBride
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3 years ago

Holy Vagina!!!!

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Lovely Life Vines
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3 years ago

Nice

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Lovely Life Vines
Community Member
3 years ago

Leaf Beard..Nice

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