The Rayograph

Veggies and Varnish Make for Unique Jewelry Creations

What a neat idea! Just be careful where you wear these – say, not in the presence of hungry critters.

From Ecouterre’s Jasmin Malik Chua:
Get your daily serving of fruit and vegetables with Margaret Dorfman’s range of edible jewelry. Made from fresh produce, which the California artist cures, presses, ages, and dries into translucent parchment, the cuffs, necklaces, and earrings have a warm enamel-like glow evocative of tinted vellum. To preserve their bright jewel hues, Dorfman fuses the sheets to tarnish-proof copper before glazing them with a nontoxic lacquer finish.

Dorfman composts the leftover scraps and sends unused produce to the local zoo.

Seen below – a cuff made from thin slices of watermelon and radish.

Below are cuffs made of (from left to right) beet, zucchini, and starfruit.

These earrings are made of zucchini and red onions.

And, finally, a necklace of assorted edibles.

Does anyone else feel hungry now?

Via Ecouterre.

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