For the last few years, my friends, family, and I have spent more and more time in the woods—specifically woods with ravines and lots of moss-lined creeks. We look at rocks and leaves and press our hands into the cool moss for hours. The longer we look, the closer it pulls us in.
Somewhere along the way, I got a loupe, and it was like a portal to a whole world of exploring previously unknown to me.
You pull a loupe close to your eye with the other side of the lens equally close to whatever you’re curious about. As your focus adjusts, you expose what feels like a new dimension of life. You see the teeniest bugs, spores, moss flowers, and the most impossibly small mushrooms imaginable. It’s breathtaking. It is awe-inspiring. You get lost in it, and almost always, someone is over your shoulder begging for the loupe, the portal to that awe, wanting to see it for themselves.
We carried that loupe all over, hoping to find more new-to-us worlds we’d never seen. Tiny worlds were waiting for us everywhere. In our backyards, the cracks of sidewalks, and the pollen bed at a flower's center.
It didn’t take long to want to make a loupe of my own, inspired by those tiny worlds where fractals feel alive. A loupe to become an heirloom, a magical portal I can pass down to my children one day. And in the meantime, use to find our way to the awe that unfailingly inspires us.
This pendant measures approximately 2-1/4" x 1-3/8". It is 3/8" deep and its magnifying glass is approximately 1" in diameter.
Made by hand in our south Louisiana studio.
Each piece varies slightly due to its handmade nature.
*Note: Sterling Silver and 14k Gold prices may vary due to fluctuation in the gold and silver markets.
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