Local artist Holly Bahnsen is the maker behind Strange Machine Accessories and also a Birdfolk Collective employee!
Holly's been crafting for years, but it wasn't until she started making terrarium earrings and necklaces that her artistic process really began to blossom. The idea to use real moss in her mini terrariums became a catalyst for Holly to use other forms of dried vegetation in her pendants and earrings. Among these are queen anne's lace, dandelion seeds, and hydrangea (the veiny-looking flower pedal) -- each foraged locally by Holly.
As this line of jewelry is only the second incarnation of Strange Machine Accessories, I can say with complete confidence that Holly's skills of innovation and creativity will lead her to continue to create successful works of art. I'm excited to see how her style develops from here.
Come check out her work at Birdfolk in the gorgeous display by the desk!