© Helena Sandström
Helena Sandström, Necklace, 1997
Eggshell, golden thread and sweet water pearls
The egg is possibly nature's most perfect design. While filling its purpose of protecting the life growing inside, the egg is sufficiently delicate to allow the chick to peck its way out into the world. The fragility of the material was the starting point for Helena Sandström's necklace made of the shells from hens' eggs. The eggs were broken carefully, and many failed attempts were made before achieving the optimum floral shape and size. The eggshells were attached to a thin wire of pure gold, meaning that the wire is very soft. The fragile necklace must be handled with the utmost care, like life itself.
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