Monday, January 28, 2008

{Current Obsession}

Yesterday I explored Williamsburg, Brooklyn with a friend and stumbled across this quail egg necklace by Stephanie Simek that I can't stop thinking about! I admit, it's much different than the chunky enamel pieces I usually crave, but there's something that's just so feminine and irresistible about a delicate egg dipped in gold. Simek coated the interior with 23K gold leaf and the exterior with several layers of epoxy resin for strength. It hangs from an 18" 14K gold chain and each necklace will vary in color and shape since they're made from real quail eggs. (And I want one;)

13 comments:

Kathryn said...

This is so unique and gorgeous! I want it!

Lú! said...

Discovered your blog a little ...
And found it very beautiful!
Now I always there!
Hug Lú

nunu pepe' said...

I see what you mean, I love the idea the contrast of deicate egg with a solid sense of gold. It's a contradiction.
By the way giggled at you message. Yes I am moving from South Africa to Brisbane Australia to study a degree in design very excited about it all, quite an adventure for me to go to a foreign country and go back to school at the age of 29. oh well thats what life interesting :)

Style Saves the World said...

gorgeous!!! oh, how i want...

design for mankind. said...

Holy crap I want that in a BIG way!!!!!

MABELLE said...

Haha- I KNOW! It's ridiculous but I can't stop thinking about it! And wait till you see it in person- the pics do it no justice!

Thank you all for the comments (glad you like it too;) and thanks Lu for finding my blog!

alis said...

It looks so fragile! I would be scared to wear it, but it is be-au-ti-ful!
mabelle, I've been tagged by All Things Bright and Beautiful to post a list of 7 facts about me and tag bloggers that I admire, so I'm tagging you, it's up to you if you want to play or not :)

Pigtown-Design said...

Off to pick up some quail eggs. they're delish with some caviar and creme fraiche.

MABELLE said...

Haha- sounds fun! I've never actually eaten one... I'm sort of a wimp about that kind of thing. Although, I do enjoy sushi so who knows. And Alis, thanks again for the tag! You are too kind :) (and your blog is GORGEOUS!)

design dna said...

and i also love this. look at it glow.

All Things Bright and Beautiful... said...

Ma belle - Alis was right - you are a beautiful blog :-)

MABELLE said...

Thank you so much, Alis and All Things Bright and Beautiful! You are so sweet and make this fun to do :)

Paul Pincus said...

This is so beautiful... what a great discovery!