I’ve been eying these super-cool necklaces by local San Francisco company, Yellow Owl Workshop, for some time.
I just have to comment on this clever idea of crests and flags. I think, as an idea, it could have all gone terribly wrong and awkward but it didn’t — it works beautifully. I think that design is saved by the scale. It had to have been tempting to overdue it in terms of size but, thankfully, they resisted. The pieces really shine, though, because of the colors and the hand-drawn quality of the images. It is also a nice touch that the bale is cut into the shape and the chain is tied on. (As a general proposition, I really like the casual connection of jewelry to its functional component — a pendant to its chain, a bauble to its earring wire, etc.) As a side note, I have to applaud the glass vial packaging. All in all, I love them. Nicely done, Yellow Owl Workshop.