I've been working really hard lately on lots of custom orders and my newest creations all about the Victorian art of dioramas. Dioramas are little hand made miniature 3-D models encased in glass and depict small scenes.
Wikipedia describes a "diorama" as this:
The word "diorama" originated in 1823 as a type of camera device, from the French in 1822. The word literally means "through that which is seen", from the Greek di- "through" + orama "that which is seen, a sight". The diorama was invented by Daguerre and Charles Marie Bouton, first exhibited in London September 29, 1823. The meaning "small-scale replica of a scene, etc." is from 1902.
I had so much fun creating these little locket filled nature scenes and I will be bringing them to my Etsy shop tonight. Here is a sneak peek:
Be back soon with more from the bench. Have a great week!