Artisans from South Africa link 5 triangles of brass and copper in this striking necklace. The brass is feathered by applying high heat, creating depth in the piece. Largest pendant dimensions: 40 mm wide x30 mm long x 1 mm deep. Necklace dimensions: 2 mm wide x 18 inches long with a 2.5-inch extension.
Meet the Artisans
Brass Images was established in 1988 in the coastal town of Plettenberg Bay, South Africa, about a 4 hour drive out of Cape Town . The long lasting success of the project is due to the fact that the group develops new designs on a regular basis and pays great attention to detail and quality. Brass Images employs 15 people from the local community to help create high quality fashion jewelry. As demand grows, the organization hires and trains more artisans, providing sustainable income in an area in need of employment.
Solid brass and copper are the base materials of the product. By applying extreme heat, the artisans create the interesting patterns and effects on the jewelry. No dyes are used. Each item is entirely handmade and a one-of-a-kind piece of art.