Swoon: Chechen + Malachite Hangers

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What you’re looking at.

Hand-carved chechen wood with small malachite beads laced with copper thread

Who made it.

Sile Murphy of UrthForged

Why we love it.

This shape is to die for! Just the right thickness at the front of the hook, the sexy curve, and the knife edge all come together wonderfully. Sile has this style in a couple of other materials but we found this cut of Chechen wood particularly striking in contrast with the malachite and copper. It’s not lost on us that malachite is actually full of copper, so the material juxtaposition here is pretty great. We’ve been keeping an eye on Sile’s work and we can’t wait to see more.

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Forest and Fiber is Jared and Suzanne Karnes, a pair of married makers with a love for hand made body jewelry and clothing.

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