Do you remember the first time you heard certain fairy tales? Maybe it was beside a fireplace radiating warmth or maybe it was while you were in bed with the blankets pulled up to your chin. Fairy tales are the sort of stories that stick with you, and Etsy Shop Lali Blue has managed to capture the magic of those stories in wearable form with handcrafted necklaces. I’d imagine putting on one of these necklaces is like wearing a storybook.
Each pendant is a mini shadowbox. Gemma Jericó Arnal and Cristina Arnau Tena run the Etsy store and design and make the sweet pendants from natural wood frames around layers of paper. The characters and backgrounds in the center of the necklaces are put on different layers to give them depth–sort of like a pop-up book. Their work features favorites such as Alice in Wonderland, Bambi, Little Red Riding Hood, and The Little Mermaid. I’m utterly charmed. Look:
I appreciate how the frames are part of the story, too. They’re not just rectangles or circles. Attention to detail is neat. Can I just run away into these necklaces and hide forever?
You can see more examples of the intricate fairy tale necklaces in the gallery below. If you’re itching to wear one around your neck, head to Lali Blue’s Etsy shop. All the designs pictured here are $27.93 plus shipping.
Are you adding any or all of these pendants to your wish list? Head to the comments and tell me about your favorites.