neckace in beach glass, brass and gold-filled components

this artistic piece is a tribute to the city of New Orleans, to its irresistible charm and expressive power

the broken colorful glass comes from the Lower Ninth Ward, one of the areas that was mostly devastated by Hurricane Katrina in 2005

I chose to combine all glass pieces together in a fun, extravagant piece taking inspiration by their widely celebrated Mardi Gras and VooDoo culture

the clasp, handmade and hammered, forms the word N.O.L.A., another way of calling the city  which stands for New Orleans Louisiana