This sculptural necklace is a longtime favorite. Originally assembled in 2013 sitting at a friend's kitchen table in Manhattan, it's an earthy mix of secondhand jaspers and dark jades held together by interlocking metal pieces. The clasp may seem somewhat tricky but it is very secure and neat: the little "ball" needs to be pushed into the opening firmly yet gently. When opening the clasp one simply applies pressure on that very "ball."
45.5 cm / 18 in. necklace length
Secondhand jaspers and dark jades
The images were created in collaboration with Ramya Ramaswamy, an educator and organizer, on a hot Sunday in our Brooklyn neighborhood park, in 2023.