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Photos by Karoline Hjorth

Wear me, share me, eat me - The art of edible jewellery

By Karoline Hjorth

It looks great enough to eat and it is: Edible jewellery is the hottest and the cheapest on the eco-chic agenda and a dream trend for those wanting the perfect excuse to play with food.

“Art to eat is here to stay”, says Anemone Sengkouvanh who has been making, wearing and eating her own jewellery since a fruity visit to an Asian food market last summer.

Growing up in a family where Asian food was a way of living, cooking has been one of her main hobbies since she moved from Dijon in France to London six years ago.

But it was not until she travelled back to her roots in Thailand that her relationship to food turned “mad and beautiful”:

“As I was walking through one of my favourite local food markets (link:) admiring the bright colours and smelling the fresh ripe fruits I suddenly got the urge to wear all of it.

So I bought as much of the fruit as I could carry and 20 meters of metal wire and made fruit jewellery for everyone I met.”

 

Eco-friendly fashion statement

Back in London she continued to spread the love of edible art to her single friends who immediately saw its romantic potential.

“There have been some amusing stories. When you can nibble on a peace of art off a person…it can be made use of in so many meaningful ways“, she grins. “

One friend of mine made a strawberry necklace just before she went on a date with this guy. She offered him a taste and you know, it was instant success”.

Sengkouvanh labels herself one of the more “hardcore eco-shoppers” and thinks edible jewellery is more than just trend.

“We live in a disposable society and this is one way to create disposable art which is eco-friendly, hand- crafted, sustainable, edible, one-of-a-kind and made from material that is pure beauty even before you put them on a string or on your finger. To me that is the ultimate fashion statement.”

And you do not have to sign up to an art course or build up a toolbox of technical knowledge in order to become a fruit and veg artist.

Simply get out of your door, harvest your well-grown vegetable garden or head to the nearest market for inspiration and jewellery bargains, gather your friends and a few meters of metal string and let the imagination run mad.

 

 

 

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