Bento Box Jewellery

One of those great web discoveries is Carolyn Tillie's food-inspired jewellery.

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bento_box_ringssilver_earrings_2aubergine_pendantCarolyn told me that she studiedĀ  Metalsmithing in California but spent the next ten years in the food and wine industry. She has now turned her hand to producing "gastronomically-inspired jewelry to whet the appetite".

Her themes include Champagne, Just Desserts, Bento Box and Farmers Market. The food bits in the jewelry are reclaimed and recycled Japanese gumball machine toys, known as 'gashapon' which are decoratively set in sterling silver and 14k gold. There's lots more here.

zee, 13th May 2010