Thursday, July 30, 2009
Posted by Anna Macoboy
I've just ordered some amazing jewellery from Portland designer Stephanie Simek that has me very excited! Stephanie contacted me a few months ago and her beautiful, unusual pieces really caught my eye. Now I've finally got around to ordering them, I can't wait for them to hit Mr Sparrow's shelves. Stephanie reworks experimental or non-conventional materials to become wearable pieces, like this Gold-lined Quail Egg Necklace, which is made from a real Japanese quail egg, lined with 23k gold leaf and coated in plastic for strength. Or this sweet sleepy Single Eyelash Necklace, made from 100% human hair. Also coming soon to Mr Sparrow are her Powder Necklace and Pussy Willow Earrings. I love how Stephanie uses the inherent fragility and beauty of the objects to create beautiful, unusual pieces of wearable art. Look out for them in store in a few weeks!