I remember the day I got my Arkadiko necklace. It was the first fall I worked here and I'd never seen anything like it, so therefore, I had to have it; I placed my order and watched Alyssa make the one that would become mine later that same day.
My favorite detail of the necklace, part of our Bridge Collection, is the way the three metal details poke through leather cord spanning the focal piece at an angle. When I asked Betsy about the inspiration of this piece, she told me that it was all about suspension. I had a bit of an "ah-ha" moment, finally seeing the hand hammered metal pieces that I so love, as being suspended through the focal. The leather cord is there for support as well as an interesting design element.
Take a look at how Alyssa suspends these pieces in the video below!
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Such handiwork! This necklace will always have a special place in my collection and I highly recommend it for those of you who welcome a little flare for the dramatic in your necklaces.
Thanks for watching,