Next month, we’re hosting an Uncommon Jewelry Challenge, with an open call for jewelry and accessories from designers across the US. This month we’re highlighting our favorite jewelry and accessories makers. Find out more about our design challenges and learn how you can become UncommonGoods’ next favorite jewelry or accessory designer.
At UncommonGoods, we love that our customers have a taste for uncommonly cool accessories. We took some time to chat with artist Stephanie Simek, whose crystallized sugar jewelry was added to our line-up of unique jewelry when you approved it through our community voting app!
In both her accessories line and art creations, Stephanie likes to, “push boundaries and play with and explore new materials.” Instead of creating jewelry from more common materials such as quartz crystal, Stephanie was inspired by the, “intricate facets of sugar crystals that are really unique and beautiful, and just as perfect as a precious stone.”
Stephanie allows the natural raw beauty of the crystallized sugar to shine through her creations, and each necklace or pair of earrings she makes in her studio is one-of-a-kind. She chisels off pieces of crystallized sugar from a larger rock, then adheres the crystals with non-yellowing epoxy resin for protection.
Stephanie is constantly inspired by what is interesting, and she describes her new crystallized sugar jewelry as, “adventurous, playful, and have a sense of humor.”
Adventurous, playful and has a sense of humor. Does that seem like you?
If you want to win one of Stephanie’s necklaces or a pair of her sugar studs , tell us about your personal style in the comments below. Are you sugar and spice? All sharp edges? Or do you have your own uncommon look?
You must enter to win by Wednesday, July 20 at 11:59 ET PM. Leave a comment on our Facebook wall to double your chances. Two winners will be selected at random, and announced by Friday, July 22.