stephanie simek is an artist and designer based in portland oregon. her jewelry work makes use of interesting objects that are not typically thought of as precious materials. ‘eyelashes’ is a series of necklaces that use 100% human hair to makes a minimal piece of jewelry that is as light and fluttery as the real thing. her new piece consists of a resin-coated japanese quail egg that is coated with 23k gold on the inside, making it appear to glow. in both cases she transforms unusual objects, giving them a precious jewel like quality.

jewelry design by stephanie simek

jewelry design by stephanie simek

jewelry design by stephanie simek