Monica Marcella- Black Lava Bead Necklace
This Monica Marcella black lava bead necklace features unique and textured lava beads for a one-of-a-kind look. With a chunky ojo clasp, this necklace is both stylish and lightweight, making it a versatile accessory for any outfit.
Handmade by Monica Marcella in Santa Monica, CA
"As soon as I could put a bead on a string, I was making jewelry. My grandmother and I would sit together at the kitchen table and make compositions using a mountain of cut up thrift store beaded strand necklaces. Eventually, I would work on my own to make something I liked and then she would talk to me about color combinations, pattern, and most importantly, how it felt on her. These served as my first and most precious critiques. Her insight and encouragement became my inner voice.
Most of all it is about the stones and the stories they have to tell. I work with only natural gems and source them as ethically as possible.The heritage of handmade that began at my grandmother's table inspired me to earn my BFA and MFA in metalsmithing and jewelry design.Today, crafting future heirlooms myself honors the sentiment of generosity, love, and legacy that I so cherish."