Habsa Mixed Metal Lariat Necklace
Habsa’s hand-made designs have the tendency to feature an array of mixed materials, and this fringed lariat necklace is the perfect example. Starting with a leather cord and adding chains, beads, leather fringe all held together with hammered antiqued gold sliders, this piece is a phenomenal unique looker. Not recommended to tie as the mixed materials can be fragile.
After leaving her home in the northern part of Senegal to study economics in France, Habsa became captivated by Parisian style and studied with a German costume designer for eight years. “My favorite part of jewelry making is when I find a material that I like – metal, leather or stone – and then start to think of what I can do with it,” said the designer. “It’s the first moment when a necklace, or bracelet is born.” Since venturing into her shop years ago, we’ve earned countless compliments from Habsa’s unique pieces.