In Peru, cow horn is refuse, a by-product of the beef industry tossed aside. Shelly Batt takes this fibrous material (made of compressed hair!), and heats it, flattens it, cuts by hand, and shapes it into magical spheres. Light as air, soft as the living thing it is, finished in a unique matte look, each necklace of links and circles is born through days of love and time and skill.
Alongside a political prisoner in a Lima jail, Shelly learned and taught the craftwork of horn and design. When her co-hort was released from prison, she continued to go to the slums of Lima to work, creating a portfolio of singularly gorgeous, one-of-a-kind jewelry for you to treasure. Wear it with anything, and bring out the light in it. And in you.
Stylist Tip: Finished with a unique matte, industrial look, lending chic to a black turtleneck, a white tee, or a cocktail dress.
Care Instructions: Keep in a cloth bag when not in use. Polish with a dry cloth whenever cleaning is needed.
Handcrafted in Peru
Ethically and Respectfully Obtained Cow Horn
Due to the nature of the horn, the coloring of each piece may vary slightly from the necklace pictured.
18" L, 1.5" W, 7" Drop