Our Isla L'Explosion necklace is hand-knotted by macramé artist Cat Donohue from luminous vegetal silk handmade in Greece. The knot used is a chain knot. It is a series of loops in which each loops successively locks into the previous one. It is often used by climbers and sailors to store rope neatly so it doesn't get tangled up.
The necklace is then lovingly embroidered by Lulu Frost designer Lisa Salzer with freshwater pearls, semi-precious stones including labradorite, quartz, and moonstone, as well as antique/vintage glass beads from the 1890's - 1960's. The standard length of our Isla L'Explosion measures 18", but can be customized to your liking by entering your measurement request in the Note box at checkout.
About the collab: We're so excited to bring you Lulu & Cat, a co-creation from friends Cat Donohue and Lulu Frost designer Lisa Salzer. Cat is a talented fiber artist who creates large-scale artworks, and for this unique collection of jewelry, she hand-makes each piece, one knot at a time. Lisa then adds classic Lulu Frost custom hardware and bespoke hand-beading in a variety of vintage and antique beads, freshwater pearls, and precious/semi-precious gemstones. Adorned with a custom charm tag, these Lulu & Cat pieces remind you to "find a smile".
Vegetal silk cording, natural freshwater pearls, labradorite, quartz, antique glass, gold-plated brass, brass and steel magnet closure.
18" standard, can be customized (kindly request length of choice in the Notes box at checkout).