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Blue Accent Wave Necklace - Cotton & Metal

Blue Accent Wave Necklace - Cotton & Metal

Regular price $220.00 USD
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Black & blue accent 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

Dimensions: 22in

 

Blue Accent Wave Necklace:

The blue hues of the sea have always drawn curious hearts and daring souls. Looking out over the waves to the horizon, where the deep blue of the ocean meets the light blue of the sky, has been a source of inspiration for artists, poets and musicians since our earliest recorded history. This necklace—black with a subtle blue accent—is a reminder to us to always be inspired, to look out at the horizon—and above all, to never lose that sense of wonder that drives us to explore. 

 

The Story: 

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. 

 

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