Cast Of Vices'
Pen Cap Necklace
The lowly pen cap. Protector of errant ink? Or facilitator of more diabolical purposes? However you write it, it certainly brings to light how mighty the pen--or the cap--can prove.
Casting a critical eye on the culture's obsession with self-medication and addiction, while admiring the inherent design of these substances, Cast of Vices creative director Christopher Glancy and artisan jeweler Jay LeCompte fashioned effigies of the detritus that wreaks pleasure and pain in our modern world. "When our Rome falls, these will be our remains," say the Los Angeles-based duo, "cigarette butts, pills, bottle caps. The fly symbolizes the stench of our addictions." The Cast of Vice's Pen Cap, rendered in solid silver in 2010, is the latest incarnation of the iconic Bic cap plated in 14K in 2005 by Ju$t another Rich kid (Ken Courtney) and the late Tobias Wong and now part of the SFMOMA design showcase. Make this one part of your collection.
Life-sized pen cap
Chain: 26" l