McTega

McTega is the brainchild of two mad scientists . . . honestly. After Sarah McLellan and Kristina Ortega studied science, pre-med and microbiology in college, their paths eventually crossed interning for Rodarte in 2007. “We found these mirrored plexiglass pieces shopping in the garment district, and Sarah said, ‘Oh, these look like carbon link structures!’ We went from there, casting them in plastic to make our first necklace ever.”

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  1. karla wrote:

    amazing!

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  2. dimitri wrote:

    So beautiful and very unique necklaces. Love them all.

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  3. Tabetha wrote:

    What a great organic feel! Love the colors–

    http://aclosetintellectual.blogspot.com/

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  4. Kirbybee wrote:

    Ok I’m a little in love with these pieces! The colours are gorgeous and I love the whole unstructured organic feel.

    xx

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  5. Stella wrote:

    Unique jewels with unique art. Love these all pieces.

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  6. I love all of them!!!

    http://thestelstyle.com/

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  7. nuray wrote:

    they are so amazing, i love them all…

    http://hobitivi.blogspot.com/

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  8. Betsy wrote:

    Such beautiful pieces!

    http://www.suspironews.blogspot.com

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  9. Nadja wrote:

    love them all!!! look so great! i would like to own the rainbow one!!!!

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  10. Love them all!
    My Ny purchases in http://cravingforbarneys.com

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  11. Cris wrote:

    I loved it!!!!
    I’m posting looks from L.A. and accessories:

    http://www.thegavlaks.com

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  12. kstar wrote:

    Pretty cool. NIce inspiration.I also make chunky necklaces with rope though…
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/intheyear1967

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  13. It is incredible what you can do with plastic resins nowadays. This is stunning.

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  14. Jaime wrote:

    so unique! I love the first 2

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  15. loving these necklaces!!! xo, Alma
    http://www.soulofashopper.com

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  16. Ambyr wrote:

    This is really cool. I love the crystallized look each piece has. The ones with the golds and metallics are my favorite!

    xoxo
    http://www.thewrittenrunway.com

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  17. Mira wrote:

    Love them all. Esp the first one <3
    xo

    glamDevils

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  18. Luana wrote:

    Really beautiful !!
    I loved the pictures <3
    I'm posting accessories from Los Angeles on my blog!
    Take a look!

    http://www.thegavlaks.com
    <3

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  19. Votre Amie wrote:

    I’m obsessed. I love these necklaces – They remind me of an assortment of rock candy – Colorful, sweet, incredible texture. Would look killer with everything from a white tee to a LBD
    x
    http://www.iloveublank.blogspot.com

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  20. amalie wrote:

    WTF, i love this x

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  21. Suzanne wrote:

    Wow–what a great concept! Such beautiful jewelry. Who’da thunk that two scientists could start a trend in jewelry?
    I think they have a winner here.

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  22. Kate wrote:

    The way those gems catch the light is stunning.

    Kate

    http://www.thrillofthechaise.com

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  23. Kat wrote:

    Beautiful! No piece of jewelry will be exactly the same.

    http://swagnstyle.blogspot.ca

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  24. Beautiful! Love these necklaces…they do look like minerals

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  25. Ashleigh wrote:

    These pieces are gorge! Premed and microbiology= Fabulosity? Who’d have thunk!

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  26. Jenn wrote:

    Like glorious, wearable candy that’s nature made. I love them!

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  27. cathy wrote:

    Looks like rock candy!! (:

    check out my last fall-inspired outfit:
    http://onceuponasprinkle.blogspot.com/2012/10/an-olive-autumn.html

    check out my post on falls favorite trend: burgundy!
    http://onceuponasprinkle.blogspot.com/2012/10/colors-of-autumn-burgundy.html

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  28. T. V wrote:

    Just fantastic, I’m not much of a jewelry kinda guy but these are awesome. Super organic feel probably…gems and other semi-precious without having to be commercially extracted. Quite cool indeed!
    (+10 points awarded for making a dude stop just to admire jewelry)

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  29. These are gorgeous! Some of the pieces look like candy, and made me crave something sweet. Definitely very pretty! I just looked up and saw Cathy’s comment, and saw she thought the same thing. It does look like rock candy!

    Sarah
    http://skylarinc.blogspot.com/

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  30. angelessya wrote:

    All of themlook gorgeous!… But my favorite is the first one
    http://fashionamimanera.blogspot.com/

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  31. these necklaces are incredible

    Collections

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  32. Ann Mclellan wrote:

    Beautiful Sarah. I love the one you made for me!

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  34. Jessica wrote:

    Gosh this is too gorgeous!

    The Lovelorn

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  36. tiff wrote:

    Love, love, love.

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  37. Marj wrote:

    They look like clusters of jewel from the ocean!!! Lovely 🙂

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  38. Totally agree with Marj! ^_^
    I would definitely wear one

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  39. Henriette wrote:

    I am in love with all of them!!

    http://www.befreshbeflirty.blogspot.com

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  40. Cony wrote:

    How beautiful! I would buy them all! Such pretty necklaces.

    http://pilanaandcompany.blogspot.com.ar/

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  41. wow!!i want all of them!!so beautiful…

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