This necklace was originally designed in collaboration Maine design agency Might & Main as part of their Resurgam Collection. Through numerous conversations and exchanges of sketches we came to this form for the centerpiece. Reminiscent of a mooring buoy or dock hardware, with a leather washer between, it speaks to Portland’s history as a city of industry. Hand carved master. The metal components are sand cast and finished in house using a combination of machining and hand work. The leather washers are laser cut to spec here in Maine. The cord is hand braided in house using a kumihimo loom. I splice the clasps in place using an original technique. The sides of the clasp can pass through each other when the slots are lined up precisely perpendicular. The tan cord is pigmented rather than dyed and will fade to pale white or grey (based on your lifestyle) over time. The other colors are all very stable. The yarn from which the cords are braided is polyester, dyed, spun, and waxed here in Maine. 22” cord including clasps. If you would like a different length please contact me before ordering.
Color swatch from left to right: Tan, Black, Red, Olive, Royal, Grey, Burnt Orange
How to use the Sister Clasps:
First model is 6' 2" tall, 130 lbs.
Second model is 5' 7" tall, 145 lbs.