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purple and mint (1)

1993 Collection

purple and mint (1)

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purple and mint (1)

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Details
The necklaces in the 1993 Collection are created with seed beads that are a combination of new and vintage glass beads and a few from the collection of seed beads I've had for more than 20 years. This necklace is handmade by threading each individual bead onto nylon thread and then quadruple knotting it for durability. I made several in this design and they are all about 35 inches around and can be worn with any of the colors as the focal point as the knot simply blends in. The last photo shows several necklaces layered.

Story
When I was in high school, I listened to Lenny Kravitz sing "Flower Child" on repeat, longing to be that girl "dressed in purple velvet with a flower in her hair" who "speaks of liberation on the land and on the sea" living on the West Coast and standing up for what I believed in. Even when I was wearing my boarding school uniform of plaid kilt and button down white Oxford, I wore layers of beaded necklaces that I made sitting cross-legged by the lake behind my dorm. And then in the summer when at home, I'd add a few more layers on my wrists and ankles.

A few summers ago, I unearthed these beads in my studio and decided to play with them again after an almost 20-year break. And as I listen to Lenny and Mumford & Sons and Paul Simon and string bead after bead, I'm spending a little time with my 17-year-old self and remembering her dreams and realizing that she would be very proud of me and where I am as I tell the true stories over here in my corner of the world.

The necklaces in the 1993 Collection are always filled with the energy of summer and mixed tapes and afternoons full of hope and secret dreams and the belief that one girl just might make a difference in the world. As you wear your piece from the 1993 collection, I hope you will reconnect and listen to those secret dreams inside you.

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