bronze baraka necklace
bronze baraka necklace
bronze baraka necklace
$140.00

bronze baraka necklace

Our Nasrid collection is inspired by a recent trip to Spain and a past trip to Morocco. Seeing the Alhambra was the penultimate of architectural ornamentation, both Islamic and Christian. I became fascinated with the idea of horror vacui - a fear of emptiness in space which results in entire surfaces and volumes filled with detail. In the spaces I visited the detail was mostly tilework and plasterwork, and I based this collection around the patterns I saw. I took a bunch of photos, and when I got back to my studio I looked at the photos closely and loosely sketched to generate a visual language for a collection. I designed the necklace pendants in sketchup, then had them 3d printed, then sent to a lost wax caster to be cast in silver and bronze. I wanted them to feel like an antique piece of jewelry with imperfections and character, as opposed to the crispness of our typical lasercut jewelry.

-lost wax cast pendant, diamond cut african beads
-24 inches long
-all MMD products are designed and produced in our Berkeley studio
-clean with the a damp q-tip

About 

Our Nasrid collection is inspired by a recent trip to Spain and a past trip to Morocco. Seeing the Alhambra was the penultimate of architectural ornamentation, both Islamic and Christian. I became fascinated with the idea of horror vacui - a fear of emptiness in space which results in entire surfaces and volumes filled with detail. In the spaces I visited the detail was mostly tilework and plasterwork, and I based this collection around the patterns I saw. I took a bunch of photos, and when I got back to my studio I looked at the photos closely and loosely sketched to generate a visual language for a collection. I designed the necklace pendants in sketchup, then had them 3d printed, then sent to a lost wax caster to be cast in silver and bronze. I wanted them to feel like an antique piece of jewelry with imperfections and character, as opposed to the crispness of our typical lasercut jewelry.

Details

-lost wax cast pendant, diamond cut african beads
-24 inches long
-all MMD products are designed and produced in our Berkeley studio

Care

-clean with the a damp q-tip