For a very long time, having a rope around one’s neck and wrists evoked the image of slavery in its cruelest and most inhuman form. However, with the end of slavery and the progress made by various erstwhile slave races in achieving equality in society has meant that these former symbols of enslavement can now be worn as a symbol of empowerment. And what better way to empower oneself than by subverting a cruel symbol into a fashion accessory! And that’s just what Athens, Greece-based designer Sarah Spiridou has done. Spiridou owns a shop on the web portal Etsy named Noquvy which retails a number of exclusive rope jewelry items.
Most of the items in the collection are made from 100 percent cotton rope though some of the items are crafted from 100 percent viscose rope. Each bracelet, necklace and earring in the range is totally handmade and is hand painted using indelible organic paint. Brass hardware is used in making the closures, beads and charms on the jewelry which is gold, silver or black platinum plated to highlight the vibrant colors of the ropes.
The allergy free jewelry items are made to order to suit the buyers’ needs. The different types of rope necklaces in the range are called ‘Hera’, ‘Isabel’, ‘Isabella’, ‘Luna’, ‘Issa’, ‘Emma’ and ‘Deanne’. The rope bracelets are named ‘LouAnne’ and ‘Iris’ while the rope earrings are called ‘Kika’. All items in the Noquvy range retails for $39-$152 with shipping costs being charged extra.
Via: Design Milk