Cast Of Vices'
Capricious Companion: Sterling Cockroach Pin
Yes, it's as authentic as it looks. But frozen in solid silver, it won't bug the katsaridaphobics in your life (that would be those with a fear of cockroaches). 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 (a.k.a. Jay the Jeweler) 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.” Now they add the intricate cockroach to the beautifully rendered heap of "rubbish": Each design is carefully cast from wax for maximum detail; silver pieces are hand finished individually and packed in a plastic pill bottle that is hand branded with the Cast of Vices logo.