Food jewelry, tattoos, accessories, etc. What cha got?
Recently, a friend gave my husband, a lover of all things bacon, a bacon ring (it doesn't fit him, but I put it on and snapped the pic below). It got me thinking about all the food tattoos I see on chefs and the food jewelry I see at the farmers market (broccoli earrings anyone?) and I just wondered what Chowhounds have seen or worn and what y'all have to say about it. My husband also has several I <3 Bacon t-shirts and an I <3 Cheese tee too. He got them from a dude in nyc, here's the link: http://www.chane.com/shop/
Do you have any odd foodwear, food jewelry or tattoos?
There's an artist in Toronto who makes these amazing necklaces filled with spices. If you didn't know that's what was in them, you'd probably never guess, but they're gorgeous. I covet one so very much, but since I almost never remember to wear jewelry, I can never bring myself to justify the prices.
Her name is Gill Aysegul Birol, and you can see some examples of her work here (not all of what she does is the spice-related pieces): http://beachstudiotour.ca/?p=452 She doesn't seem to have much of a web presence of her own, unfortunately. I only know about her because she exhibited at Toronto's major juried craft fair, the One of a Kind show a few years ago and I saw her stuff there.
A friend just posted this yesterday to my FB page, and I may have to order one:)
As others have posted here, I have lot's of food/cooking related christmas tree ornaments.
As for food jewelry, I have a cute pair of both red apple and cherry earrings, but that's it. I had a spoon bracelet once, but that has long since disappeared - in fact, in high school, I had a fork bracelet, with the tines all nicely curled out - I should get a new one of those. It was very pretty.
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I have a lot of pins from JH Breakell in Rhode Island. It started with the broccoli pin that was advertised in The New Yorker, probably 25-30 years ago. I also have a leek, morel mushroom, asparagus, garlic, artichoke, lobster,a pineapple and a pretzel studded with small diamond as the salt. From other sources I have a place setting, a bottle of wine with a wine glass (the bottled is pined horizontally and the wine glass hangs right under the spout) and a bowl of cherries. A necklace from Guatemala of hand carved fruit and a necklace of red chili peppers. Probably more but I cannot remember right now.
I have a lot of food Christmas ornaments. I gave a former co-worker who loves bacon a Christmas ornament from Sur La Table that looked like a package of bacon.
Lots and lots of food jewelry, mostly earrings. Lemons, of course, about 4 pairs. The biggest piece is pea pods and peas a large brooch that's a stunner. Fish, shrimp, lobsters. A picnic tray with a burger, Coke, and Lay's Potato Chips. Broccoli, eggplant, green onions, several sets of peas in different materials and different sizes, garlic, grape tomatoes. Pizza slices. A plate of oatmeal cookies on one ear and a box of Quaker's Oats on the other. Ice cream cones, sundaes, grapes (several). 3 bacon earrings and one fried egg. A new Oreo, filling only on one side, just got that. I'm sure there's more, but that should cover the majority of it.
The leader of the pack, though, are my sushi earrings. I actually now have 3 different pairs, but this is my second set of tuna roll ones, which I wear the most. Best fashion compliment ever with these: Bloomingdales, the mother ship in Manhattan and I'm coming down an escalator to the main floor. Young man in suit, obviously an employee, sees me, raises his hands and shrieks, "Sushi earrings! I LOVE it!"
They also seem to start nice conversations with airline employees when I travel, and that can have some nice outcomes. (They also go through security well; they're plastic.)
No. Way larger, like life-size. Those plastic models of food you see in Japanese restaurants? They're made from that. Dangles. I generally don't wear studs when I travel, at least on long flights - they dig into my ear when I try to sleep, so I go for hooks. A couple of days ago at IAD, a woman in a shop said, "You bought something from me before, didn't you? I remember your earrings." And I'd been there in December!
Silver lobster stud earrings. They're tiny and I love them :3
Also an antique silver fork that was bent into a bangle. The tines are curled too.
Many, many cupcake earrings, charms, etc from various friends and family as I grew up. Mainly because I was in an extended period of baking only cupcakes. Funny thing, cupcakes are my least favorite pastry nowadays. :P
I have a large collection of food jewelry which I wore regularly when I was managing a cooking school. Have
some stuff similar to that displayed here but also some more
unique pieces. One is a "one of a kind" sterling silver
necklace with a variety of vegetable charms which we
found at an antique shop in New Orleans. I have several
pieces from a limited edition of food-themed costume
jewelry from Karl Lagerfeld. My favorite is a necklace
of gold-tone pea pods strung togther the long way and
filled with pearl peas - I was delighted when Gary Danko
complimented me on it at a dinner the Beard House.
Perhaps my first piece was a gold scallop shell necklace
which my husband bought me in Nantucket where the
scallop is somewhat of a logo. It wasn't until I had gotten
a number of other pieces that we realized the
shell could actually be considered food jewelry, too!
Sounds like some of you discovered the Spoon Man
in Portland, Or who makes jewelry, pens, mobiles and
other stuff from flatware. Haven't checked the website
lately but last time I did he was still at it.
Also have a collection of Nicole Miller food and wine-
themed and a James Beard tote bag by her.
You reminded me of my charm bracelet! I have a champagne bucket where the ice is diamonds, a basket of apples where the apples are rubies, a picnic basket the opens to reveal little place settings, a lobster pot, a martini shaker with a red devil inside, a Maryland crab, a bajan flying fish, a small gold wok and last but not least a fortune cookie. They are all vintage that my husband has given me over the years. I also have gold shells we picked up over the years-scallop, conch, oyster and clam which I never thought of as food till now.
I have a wind chime made out of antique silverware.
I still wear my 1970's spoon ring.
Someone gives me some kind of food/cooking related xmas ornament every year. I could probably do separate tree with just those!
I often sport bacon bandaids and we have bacon pillow cases
As I posted before my husband collects food/restaurant related t-shirts
I have ice cream cone earrings with a matching pin (got loves presents from little girls!)
I have trivets made out of wine corks
I have a lamp made out a mateus wine bottle (don't ask!)
I have a cheese plate made out of dom perignon champagne bottle (thank you secret santa, LOL)
I am sure I will think of more!
An Etsy seller makes this funky food earrings (dangle and studs) and necklaces out of polymer that are foods and food related pieces. They are small but I love them. Given gifts many times. The california roll studs are my current fav.