Inga Rosenberg (Kni.Kni) from Latvia has a thing for elephants. She set herself a challenge to create one polymer mandala elephant each month this year. While they are lovely, what’s even more astounding is their size. They’re each 1 1/2 inch by 1 inch (3×4 cm) and here’s the picture to prove it. This was her mini-mandala for March.

Imagine the patience it takes to create at this scale. “I got my peace back,” she says of her effort, “The peace I get while making each of them is indescribable.” Last month’s Chocolate Cake with Cherries elephant is mouthwateringly lacy and beautiful. You’ll have to see the whole herd to appreciate Inga’s skill.

More Elephants

Inga’s tiny elephants transport me right back to Nepal (here’s a photo from our trip) and the latest posts from the Samunnat ladies who are busy buying cement and building supplies for their new home which is becoming a reality because of your generosity. Your contributions of cash and karma mean that they will have a safe place to call their own.

Your heart will melt when you read what this means to them. Samunnat beads are for sale on KazuriWest and their jewelry is sold through their Etsy shop.

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  • reply Randee M Ketzel ,

    These are really delightlful–and further proof that great minds think alike, I was just reading Irish Mishly’s blog–Elephants and Samunnat there too!!Karmic winds are blowing fair today…

  • reply Deborah ,

    Looking for more clever and artful elephants on her Flikr pages was addictive. I thought the “Seven Great Artists” elephants were very well executed.

    • reply kni.kni ,

      Thank you, Cythia! It’s such an honor to be here with my tiny “kids” 🙂

      • reply PiperPixieDesigns ,

        These are just fantastic! Great detail, talented artist!

        • reply Sarah ,

          I’ve been following Inga on Flickr for a while now and I always enjoy seeing that she’s added a new elephant mandala. She has them in so many beautiful colors and designs!

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