Brown leather choker with irregular round sterling silver beads, 15"
Through their unique craft, Lauren and Gracia bring a powerful, yet feminine, mastery to an innovative integration of leather and sterling. Building on their friendship of over a decade, in January of 2008 the pair struck up an effortless partnership designing jewelry out of a little studio in Northern California. These two women convey a rare artistic expression that is at once raw and refined, contemporary and definitively classic. The allure of ancient sculptural forms and subtle textures of surfaces in the natural world influence their work. These textured details in the metal work have been part of the brand’s very soul since it’s inception, transforming aspects of the old into modern elegance that transcends time. What is more, the weight and feel of the weathered sterling and the immediate well-worn feel of quality, hand-knotted leather ties past and present together connecting all of us to one another, much like the artists themselves. Each piece is locally handcrafted to order in their studio located in Northern California.