Lace Armour Necklace by Katherine James


This beautiful Sterling Silver necklace is made using Chainmail-Lace technique. Katherine has made it by placing individual jump-rings of varying sizes into place. The result is a material which has a beautiful movement and ability to mould perfectly against the contours of a body. A truly unique statement accessory.

Pendant section: (L) 10 x (W) 5 cm

Chain: 14 inches long

Katherine James is an artist based in Leeds. She creates contemporary jewellery which liberates the aesthetic language of typically gendered materials. She works in Chainmail, a hard, protective exterior associated with male aggression, crafting this material into lace-like patterns inspired by crochet stitches. Contrastingly, lace is intimately worn, delicate and associated with female sexuality. By combining these opposing material properties, the pieces embody the true nuance of gender identity and expresses the wearers refusal to be conveniently defined by stereotypes.