Black Stones on Golden Leather Rope
These black stones are from a beach on the Central Coast of California. The place was uncanny, it felt mysterious, supernatural, and powerful. While I felt slightly fearful, I new deeper down I was safe. I have a lot of respect for the place. Perhaps this piece embodies it.
This rope necklace measures 57" inches long, it can be worn and wrapped in many ways, including as a bracelet. The clasp is made from a black rock and I carved a beautifully shaped blue mussel shell fragment. To make this piece I hand cut over 100" inches of home made deerskin leather and made 81 knots around the 41 stones it features.