Friday, February 5, 2010

Poster Sketch: Unforgettable Unicorns

Of all the mythical and magical beasts in popular lore, the unicorn may be the most loved, second only to dragons. Like horses, unicorns are a favorite among girls, probably because the only thing better than a pretty horse is a magical one.

There are many different incarnations of the unicorn in modern media. The most common is a white mare with a golden horn. Often they are depicted with goat-like beards, and feathered hooves similar to Clydesdales. These beautiful and gentle beasts are a great departure from the first unicorn legends. The creatures that are described by the explorers of ancient times were huge, dangerous beasts with unpleasant features. Like most mythical animals, the unicorn’s traits can usually be traced back to actual species that were mistakenly identified as supernatural. The unicorn that we know today was likely born from different tales of the rhinoceros, oryx and narwhale.

Although we know that early sightings of unicorns are mere exaggerations, even adults don’t mind imaging a world where horned white horses watch over the innocent and live peaceful, secret lives. Today’s Poster Sketch offers a glimpse of these lovely beings, through the eyes of Etsy artisans.

Etsy Picks: Unique Unicorn Jewelry

Row 1:

Unicorn Ceramic Necklace by Surly-Ramics
White and Teal Unicorn Necklace by artallnight
The Last Unicorn Ring by Aprilbella
Silver Unicorns and Golden Dragons Pendant by WaterHawksMetalwork

Row 2:

I Will Save You Unicorn Necklace by Pamela Henderson
Unicorn Horn Magic Wand by GimmCat
Mystic Charmer Unicorn Statement Necklace by magandajewelry
Rainbow Glitter Unicorn Buttons by airportlovestory

Row 3:

Enchanted Unicorn Pendant by superfumi
UniCorn Vintage Porcelain Cuff by RetroAtomic
Steampunk Unicorn Robot Pendant by buildersstudio
The Last Unicorn Ring by goodfriday

Row 4:

Wood Unicorn Pendant by MuddyFeet
Unicorns in a Pink Night Sky Resin Necklace by MySugarSkull
Pink and Purple Unicorn Pendant by lusterstudio
Pink Jellyfish Unicorn Horn Earrings by CMandMJewelry

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  1. Thanks for featuring my unicorn horn wand on your blog! What a lovely collection!

  2. How interesting! Thanks for sharing your knowledge.


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