Thursday, May 27, 2010

When I first talked with the artist Amy Wakingwolf, I knew this would be a great project. Amy is a serious artisan based in Hawaii who works with hand-sculpted glass to create beautiful necklaces and earrings.

This book is a showpiece catalog of her jewelry, specifically, "the honu collection", which features nine different turtle pendants crafted with 14 karat findings and 22 karat gold paired with hand-faceted precious and semi-precious gemstone.

Worth mentioning here is that Amy Wakingwolf is also a conservationist who gives generously to ocean recovery projects. Additionally, throughout the summer, Amy and her associates camp out on the beaches by sea turtle nests, making sure each hatchling makes it to the sea.