Casalinda Studio’s Medium-Long Mud Crack Necklace
This necklace is one of many designed by mother/daughter team Linda DaPra and Jennifer Dermer in Southern California. Inspiration for jewelry items is taken from Southern California native flora and geographical topography.
“California’s botanical and geological diversity is an artistic treasure that is my motivation. We must all conserve this environment and preserve the diversity of life that exists here.”
What makes these pieces even more special is the fact they are constructed using only recycled precious and semi-precious metals, and reclaimed and vintage stones and beads! It’s nice to see eco-friendly jewelry that isn’t made out of hemp or something else stereotypical – but instead, high-quality materials, so that one can buy these pieces instead of mainstream jewelry items.
This necklace is rather long – but you can easily loop it twice (as shown) to shorten it a bit. The ‘cracks’ themselves are about 4″ wide. You can see the difference in the sizes, comparing the below picture with my own one, under it – which speaks to the uniqueness of each necklace! These beautiful hammered metal loops are wonderfully shiny and so is the long chain.
Perfect gift For:
Someone who cares about the environment and supporting small businesses. Someone who loves fashionable jewelry, and shiny things! This necklace came in the black drawstring (velvet) bag above, which makes it great for a quick gift for a friend or loved one. It also makes it easy to stick in your purse for a special (last-minute) occasion, or to take travelling.
This necklace costs $155 – but considering that the materials used to make it are recycled, that each necklace is unique and that all jewelry items are made in California by a skilled artist, this is good value to me! The quality makes this well worth the cost. I think that we need to be willing to pay the true cost of items and not just look for the cheapest priced (and often cheapest quality) items – especially when it comes to buying something for a loved one.
In addition to creating beautiful eco-friendly jewelry, the Casalinda Studio team is also involved in charity work, donating their pieces to be auctioned off.
Purchasing unique jewelry like this from a green company speaks volumes about the buyer’s values.
Where can you buy from/find Casalinda Studio?
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