One man’s math class entertainment is an animal lovers jewelry heaven
Let’s be honest, doodling on a notebook during the snoozefest that was math class was a heck of a lot more interesting than our jobs now. And all those teachers who said that doodling was a waste time should bite their tongues – at least those of jewelry designer Mark Poulin.
Poulin has been designing adorable silver and enamel animal jewelry for almost 10 years and it all started with a pencil and paper.
“I’m a total sketcher, I just love to draw and I love cartoons and I love making little cute things,” he tells PEOPLEPets.com.
Beginning with a block of wax, Poulin carves it into the perfect animal shape (octopuses! monkeys! owls!) and makes a mold for casting it in silver. Every January, he churns out new designs with the help of a small staff – and lots of sketchbooks for inspiration!
Poulin’s favorite piece is the understated silver hedgehog necklace ($46) but he admits “color [enamel] is what I’m into right now.” Made using a screen-printing process, who can resist a colorful necklace featuring a precious kitty cartoon hanging from a clothesline ($60)? No will power here.
Check out Poulins’s Etsy shop and get a necklace ($22-$60) or ring ($70) for yourself!