The Kikuko necklace is named after a dear Ishinomaki friend who is a grandma, friend, helper, and chef. Before the tsunami, Kikuko-san worked as a fishing net mender. Her skills proved helpful, and she was one of the fastest at stringing these necklaces when we first designed them. In the early days, the Nozomi "workshop" was in Kikuko's neighborhood, and she frequently brought over breakfast for everyone. Kikuko doesn't work for us anymore, but her kind and generous legacy lives on!
Smooth semi-precious stone beads are strikingly beautiful and matched with smoothed pendants to create this elegant necklace. Silver toggle clasp. 18” long.
Check out our new version of the Kikuko! Named after a dear Ishinomaki friend who has been a grandma, friend, helper, and chef for many of us. Kikuko works by the sea, mending fishing nets. When she first learned how to make this necklace, her net-mending skills proved helpful as she deftly tied each knot between every bead. We've now made the stringing process more simple and more of our staff are helping with the process.
Smooth semi-precious stone beads are beautifully striking and matched with organic or symmetrical pendants to create this elegant necklace. Silver toggle clasp. Most necklaces are 18”.