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Nina Berenato Jewelry - Handstitched Choker Necklace

Nina Berenato Jewelry - Handstitched Choker Necklace

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This choker is part of the Women's Work collection, inspired by traditional quilting. Since women's stories are often excluded from historical narratives, quilt makers used the "domestic arts" as a creative space to not only share their own perspective, but communicate messages of freedom, safety, progress and community. Inspired by an exhibit on contemporary quilting that I saw in early 2020, this collection spotlights the idea that sewing and quilting has often been spoken down upon as, "Women's Work". Growing up in the Midwest and with a love for sewing myself, I wanted to create jewelry designs that pay homage to quilting as an art form. To create this piece I hand stitched fabric and then cast this fabric into metal, a technique I haven't seen done before. This choker comes on a 6 inch chain with a 2 inch extender.