9 Ordinary Objects Made Inordinately Expensive By The Addition Of Bling

Crystal-embellished cactus: $300. Owning a crystal-embellished cactus: priceless.

The designers nominated for the CFDA award for emerging talent, sponsored by crystal company Swarovski, all made “objects d’art” with Swarovski crystals to sell at the store Fivestory in New York. The CFDA awards are like the Oscars of the fashion industry, so you know giving these designers a bunch of sparkles and letting them run wild can only be a good thing. Let’s take a look at the sparkly knickknacks they came up with.

1. Bedazzled Vintage Pin-up Art by Creatures of the Wind, $500

2. Crystal Knife Set by Cushnie et Ochs, $1,000

3. iPad Case Bearing Crystal Jewelry-Wearing Dog by Irene Neuwirth, $700

A downright steal when you consider that the iPad comes included!

4. Crystal Vases by Jennifer Meyer, $1,750

5. Crystal Arrows by Pamela Love, $400

Enact your Game of Thrones fantasies in style.

6. Crystal Kink BMX Bicycle by Public School, $2,500

Catch the light just right in the middle of your sick jumps.

7. Crystal Cactus by Suno, $300

Yes, that’s a real cactus under there. “We had to maneuver around the cactus thorns, which was the most difficult part,” the designers told

8. Crystal Ducati Formula-1 Racing Helmet by Tim Coppens, $2,000

9. Swarovski Sneakers by Todd Snyder, $250

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