Might and Main Necklace by Cat Bates
The Maker: Cat Bates spent his youth falling in love with the seaside terrain and nautical scenery of Maine. These views have always been an influence for him along with the hardworking ways of the people of Maine and it's islands.
The Work: Cat appreciates the Wabi Sabi of nautical items such as oarlocks "tarnished on the outside from exposure to Atlantic weather and water and yet often rubbed to a polish on the inside from the work of the oars." His work represents the weights of experience. They are strong pieces, heavy and durable in their materials. Easily imagined to be talisman, tokens of your experiences.
Beautifully weighted and cast layered brass and leather pendant. We so love this.