Sea urchin-inspired art made from pencils

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Sculptress Jennifer Maestre makes colorful abstract and plant-like pieces using colored pencils. She turns each colored pencil into beads by cutting them into inch-long sections and then drilling a hole in the base, then sharpens and sews hundreds of them together using the peyote stitch. She loves prickly things like sea urchins–they're what inspired her to work in this unusual medium in the first place.

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( Lisa Katayama is a guest blogger.)