Token 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.
The token necklace is made of beautifully weighted sand cast bronze with a nylon cord and a sister clip cast (based on the clips that hold nautical flags to the mast).
1.5" pendant on a 22" nylon cord.