Married to the Sea

Necklace made from hair

Here she is! A dreamy necklace for my customer Joanne Hein from San Diego. Joanne send a bunch of charms she designed herself along with her hair. The charms are silver casts from shells she found walking by the sea. Inspired by this maritime theme I braided her hair rope-like and gave the rough charms a polish for some extra shine. I was lucky enough to find a unique necklace on the flea market going along with the braided ropes making it a true objet trouvé. As a special personal touch I made a second braid from her daughters hair holding a shell. She told me later that she found this piece when she was taking a walk with her family. Joanne was an amazing client to work with who gave a lot of personal input thus turning her necklace into a beautiful memento piece reminding her of the connection to her lovely family (no matter where they are in the world) and her connection to the sea.