Meat Stephanie Hensle
By Aaron Britt / Published by Dwell

Hensle's Meat series of pendants, necklaces and brooches takes the recent explosion of charcuterie to new heights. She takes both animal and human meat as her inspiration, rendering fat, bone, organs, muscle and tendon in resin and jewels to make wearable art objects. Traditional fasteners and chains are replaced by meathooks, sausage netting and other bric-a-brac found around your average butcher's shop. Considering both both how beautiful and how disquieting Hensle's creations are, don't be surprised to see pig knuckle-noshing hipsters starting to sport tripe, instead of just eating it.  Fashionable ladies who lunch, you've just been served.

Photos in the slideshow (top right corner) by Petra Jaschke.

Aaron Britt


Aaron writes the men's style column "The Pocket Square" for the San Francisco Chronicle and has written for the New York Times, the Times Magazine, Newsweek, National Geographic and others.

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