Handpicked on Etsy
Faux is fun: It tickles the funny bone and sometimes fools the eye. Faux is the French word for fake or false. Whether artisans incorporate imitative materials or make faux objects entirely from scratch, they either attempt to closely replicate the imitated item, or they intentionally design the object to to look obviously fake as a whimsical or ethical statement. Today's showcase features both approaches, illustrated by very real looking pebbles, carved jade, carved stone, and suede -- all fabulous fakes. On the purely whimsical side, we have imitations of lampwork glass, a fossil, and the classic woodgrain motif of faux bois. Finally, over-the-top faux fur and fantasy leather are fanciful and, to many, more ethically correct than using animal skins. Click on the pictures to go directly to these Etsy listings. Prices from $12.00 to $72.00.
Today's featured artisans include: tundradear, Maladora, ChartreuseButterfly, HautTotes, JEBabyGuebara, AdornJewelry, storiestheytell, iamcr8ve, TheRefinery, StonehouseSupply, WickedlyGoodWares, ballandchain