a cuckoo moment... designs unique jewelry and accessories for that special moment. Bangels, shoes or a bag dipped in intense trendy colors awaken the passion for luxury and become it-pieces and classics.
I desire you since the first moment, want to own you, can not be without you. It is love at first sight. Everyone knows the feeling of liking something so much that you can't think of anything else until you hold the object of your desire in your hands - finally mine.
"a cuckoo moment" is what New Yorkers call it when they give in to the longing for their new must-have. Inspired by this passion, the luxury accessories label gets its name: a cuckoo moment....
Precious stingray leather, extravagant python leather or ostrich leg leather and luxurious crocodile leather as well as velvety water snake provide glamour and in combination with genuine 925 sterling silver rhodium or gold plated and precious stones they create a symbiosis that gives us that 'cuckoo moment'.
My extraordinary, feminine accessories made of fine leather inspire all self-confident women with a desire for strikingly beautiful design and unique extravagance. Luxury can make so happy: Bangles, belts, rings and bags made of the finest and especially beautiful types of leather such as sparkling stingray leather, ostrich leg , python or velvety soft crocodile leather.
a cuckoo moment... stands for special quality in the selection and processing of raw materials. The production of the a cuckoo moment... products takes place in Germany, Italy and Spain, for most products there is a finishing in our studio in Düsseldorf. The in-house quality control in Düsseldorf checks and guarantees the quality of the processed materials and the processing on appropriate criteria.
The gemstones are mainly sourced from Thailand. These countries have developed to the top of the international gemstone trade and processing in the last decade. The quality of the stone cuts is internationally convincing. The leathers are sourced from certified dealers in Italy. The leathers are refined, tanned, dyed and partially hand-painted there.
Because of my preference for unusual designs and exotic materials, I - Lia Fallschessel - founded the company and the brand a cuckoo moment... in 2005... Since then I am constantly expanding the collection.
I know : "Desire is something quite wonderful".
The stingray leather we use is from the back of the stingray. In the middle the ray has a somewhat coarser structure, the so-called eye. The stingray leather we use undergoes a lot of operations. After tanning, it is sanded. This makes it softer and thinner and a little easier to work with. When not sanded, it looks like one caviar pearl next to another. Due to the different nature of each ray skin, the color result after the tanning process can always be slightly different. This reinforces the uniqueness of each piece of jewelry. The stingray is mainly an edible fish. Its bones are processed in the pharmaceutical industry.
Python leather differs in size and thickness of the scales mainly by the breed and age of the animal. The older the snake is, the broader and larger the scales become and therefore stand out more than on the skins of younger animals. The python snake is bred in breeding farms, the leather itself is tanned in Italy and then possibly hand-painted.
Ostrich leg leather
The ostrich leg leather used for our products comes from the leg section. We source it from ostrich farms in South Africa, Thailand or Germany. The ostrich leg leather is tanned like other types of leather and then dyed. The structure of ostrich leg leather runs unevenly narrow and wide. The scales can be more or less pronounced and thus lie very flat or protrude more. This feature makes the character of this leather.
Crocodile leather is one of the finest and highest quality types of leather. It feels very soft and velvety and has a rectangular structure on the belly, which is larger or smaller depending on the size of the crocodile. The leather in the flank area has a spiral shaped structure. We source our crocodile leather from breeding farms that are all affiliated with the Washington Endangered Species Act. The leather is tanned in Italy.
Lia Fallschessel and the team of a cuckoo moment... attach great importance to sustainability in the processing of the jewelry and accessories. Only fairly traded raw materials are processed. On the one hand, materials from creatures that are not threatened with extinction (ray, water snake and ostrich leg leather) are used. On the other hand, leather from exotic animals is used (python snakes and crocodile leather), which have grown up in species-appropriate breeding farms. a cuckoo moment... places the highest priority on compliance with the Washington Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), to which all suppliers must also adhere. The farms are obliged to release a part of the bred animals into the wild, in order to keep special species that were poached in the past alive.