NECKLACES

In 2011, I began a series of necklaces inspired by my home, Tahiti. The women there often compliment their outfits with similar jewelry, carefully choosing a piece to wear with their traditional dresses. Since I had always dreamed of owning one of these expensive works of art, I decided to make my own. I sewed the shells, mother of pearl, seeds, etc. onto a woven coconut base and fashioned a clasp out of a shell. What you see below is a collection of the pieces I've made up until today. 

RAVA RAY ON THE DESIGNOW NEW YORK RUNWAY 2017

RAVA RAY AT HONOLULU FASHION WEEK 2015

RAVA RAY AT HONOLULU FASHION WEEK 2014