This one of a kind and very unique, large scale necklace features nine hand crochet chrysanthemum blossoms (roughly 2 inches by 2 inches) in maroon, peach, and red that I've sewn onto a handmade 34 inch blackened and tumbled sterling silver chain with hand forged, planished links that graduate from 1/2 inch to 1 1/4 inch. The links are made from heavy gauge 12-14g sterling. The chain will never tarnish or change color. All of the fabrication on this piece was done by myself and every crochet stitch was hooked by my hands. This is a Kate Allen original.
This piece is focused on merging fiber arts and crochet with more traditional jewelry methods. Here I am utilizing the color, sensitivity, and warmth of the crochet thread in conjunction with the strength and stability of the silver. By using these materials containing such opposite yet desirable characteristics, I am thus creating a jewelry piece representative of the most sought after personal attributes that one searches for within themselves as well as others.