The simplicity of this necklace is what makes it striking; the nylon coated steel cable allows the necklace to keep it's shape, while the open brass circle beautifully frames the chest. The pictures don't truly convey how stunning it looks when worn! The nylon coated cable will not rust or tarnish and is extremely comfortable to wear. The clasp is handmade from oxidized sterling silver and features an extender that allows the necklace to be worn at varied lengths. Also available in silver in the Queens Metal Etsy Shop; see last picture. Necklace chain - 16.5" -18" (adjustable)
Everything Queens Metal makes starts from raw materials -- sheets of silver and copper, lengths of metal tube and wire, and chunks of jewelers wax. From there, they use traditional metalsmithing techniques -- sawing, forming, soldering -- to bring their designs to life.
Queens Metal is their rallying cry to women everywhere. They want their jewelry to remind women that jewelry should be fun, outrageous, and joyful. They want them to feel empowered when they try on something from the Queens Metal collection.
New Orleans Artist and Designer Krista DeJoseph has been at the helm of Queens Metal since 2006. She studied jewelry making in New York, NY, Chiapas, Mexico, and the Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina.
In Spring, 2014 Krista opened the jewelry and lifestyle store Tooth & Nail Trading Co, on historic Magazine Street in New Orleans, LA.