Hand carved from repurposed wood
Adjustable polyester cord (black, 24") hand braided and lashed in Kumihimo style
Carved wood cinch bead slides to preferred necklace length
Carving measures 3/4" - 1 1/8" across, 2 3/8" tall, 1/4" thick (16mm - 28mm across, 63mm tall, 5mm thick)
I like the idea of repurposing wood from objects that had a life as something else. This resonates with me most when that object was used in a particularly unglamorous way, for instance a bowl or a spoon, before it became jewelry. With something a bit more unique and specialized, like a musical instrument, it’s nice to give that wood a life after it has been considered no longer worthy of the original task.