Black Wave Necklace - Cotton & Metal
Black knitted necklace made with organic cotton and metal.
This jewelry necklace collection is made in collaboration with Karine Nicon, fiber artist based in Douarnenez, France. She does fine knitted arts and jewelry. Here, she mixed for this collection cotton and metal that she knitted together.
Due to the hand made process, every piece is slightly different from the next one. Embrace the slight variations knowing your product is truly unique and special.
Material : organic cotton & metal
Black Wave Necklace:
Out beyond the sight of land and below the churning waves lies a part of the sea where light and color diminish into black, and where the world above is forgotten. Just as the dark depths of the ocean hold a beautiful, unseen world, this necklace tells the story of the deep, vibrant world within each of us lying just beneath the surface. To swim in such depths can take courage—but to connect that deeply is to touch the essence of what makes us who we are.
Growing up, I would spend a month every summer visiting my grandparents in Douarnenez, in Brittany in France, enjoying the beach and the city streets lined with artsy shops that came alive with visitors during the summer months. Douarnenez has always been known for the colorful buildings that adorn its streets and give it its distinctly artistic vibe, as well as for its hearty maritime culture. I love the area so much that I have to visit its rocky shores every year.
Douarnenez has changed over the years too. What once was a little-known coastal town has evolved into a notable artistic hub, whose streets are alive with artists and artisans and those who come to enjoy their work—especially during the summer months.
When I visited for the first time Karine's little shop in the city and discovered her beautiful work, I knew we had to collaborate. Karine is a Douarnenez-based artist who creates gorgeous hand-crocheted art. Together we worked on creating a line of necklaces that combined the style of Happy French Gang with Karine’s Douarnenez-influenced craftsmanship. The result was a group of 3 necklaces that I absolutely love. After all, what better way to create something beautiful than to draw from the people and places that inspire you?
Our wave necklaces tell the story of Douarnenez and the sea. Inspired by the form of rolling waves, the necklaces marry the at once powerful and ephemeral essence of the natural world, its cycles ebbing and flowing with each tide, cresting and diminishing in a never ending rhythm. Each necklace is made with a mixture of two textures, part metal and part organic cotton. Elegant and comfortable, these necklaces are a reminder that the forces of nature live not only all around us, but inside of us as well.