These necklaces are based on the Japanese folk tale Momotaro, and have been exhibited with a handpainted mural from the story. The materials, joins & colour were decided using a dice game.
Monkey Necklace (2013) 1900 bamboo chopsticks, hand dyed, drilled & threaded in a traditional net formation, hand-braided cotton remnants cord bound with silk.
Peach Necklace (2013). Peach halves lathed from a broken table into small bowls, hand dyed & printed, handmade beech beads. Fringed with maple beads and plaited into the bespoke silk cord.
Momotaro Necklace (2013) Sliced legs of a broken chair form the body of this necklace, sanded, drilled & painted, spaced with cloudy discs hand punched from plastic milk bottles. Bespoke silk tassels complete this tribal depiction of modern trash.