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Autumn Cascade Pendant - Joao Vaz



Bjork, Alexander McQueen, Rene Lalique, Gaudi, Queen Elizabeth I and Michaelangelo were all touchstones for this piece - the manifestation of Lisbon born designer Joao Vaz’s search for his true design aesthetic.  Celebrating the designer’s love of profusion, the surface of both beads is covered in an intricate, shell-like patina.  Each one had to be sculpted from scratch in wax to create hollow pendants light enough to wear - a technique romantically called lost wax casting for the sacrifice of materials it requires. Dripping from a gold-dipped chain, the piece creates a soft, regal ringing with every step the wearer takes. Profoundly ancient but shimmering with sci-fi elegance, it’s the Louvre and Pei’s pyramid all at once.

Joao Vaz 

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Portuguese designer Joao Vaz believes he has a responsibility to create pieces that make the heart flutter. “We need to remind ourselves from time to time of what it is to have consciousness, and a soul, and a heart, and feelings. We need to create work that really exacerbates this.” Meet him on our blog.


Brass beads
Biggest bead 5cm wide
Gold dipped chain
Chain length: 1m

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