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Visit my blog: http://vasculumblog.blogspot.com

My name is Courtney and I run the online shop, Vasculum. Based in Seattle, Vasculum features handmade and unique treasures. My background is in art history and book making but I’ve been interested in craft and art from a very young age. I enjoy working most with textiles, paper, and ephemera. I have also become devoted to observing and studying the natural sciences. My main areas of interest include plant biology, natural history of all types, scientific illustrations, and insects. I am fascinated with the concept of perception, in particular with ideas of scale. From microscopic organisms to the expanse of the universe, I want to imagine and explore the possibilities. With my line of glass vial necklaces, I have taken the basic elements of life on earth and miniaturized them, making it possible to carry the earth as a tiny pendant. While…

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  • Female
  • Born on November 30
  • Joined November 20, 2008

Favorite materials

textiles, fibers, paper, glue, moss, pebbles, plants, stones

Shop

Vasculum
Natural History Inspired Jewelry

About

Visit my blog: http://vasculumblog.blogspot.com

My name is Courtney and I run the online shop, Vasculum. Based in Seattle, Vasculum features handmade and unique treasures. My background is in art history and book making but I’ve been interested in craft and art from a very young age. I enjoy working most with textiles, paper, and ephemera. I have also become devoted to observing and studying the natural sciences. My main areas of interest include plant biology, natural history of all types, scientific illustrations, and insects. I am fascinated with the concept of perception, in particular with ideas of scale. From microscopic organisms to the expanse of the universe, I want to imagine and explore the possibilities. With my line of glass vial necklaces, I have taken the basic elements of life on earth and miniaturized them, making it possible to carry the earth as a tiny pendant. While focusing on the imagination, I also believe that one’s spirit should be playful at heart. One should approach each day drawing from his or her limitless spirit while absorbing the beautiful world that surrounds. Vasculum is a shop which embodies my imagination and encourages others to explore their own.

What is a vasculum? A plant collecting box, often long and cylindrical and worn with a strap. They were popular in the mid 18th century as botanists used them to collect specimens after a day of exploring.


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