Lauren Roskoph and Lisa Neimeth’s Cascading Found Object necklace ($475) features sterling silver charms on an 18-inch length of leather.
San Francisco ceramist Lisa Neimeth and Saratoga jewelry designer Lauren Roskoph have joined forces to launch a new line of necklaces ($165 to $475). The two met six years ago: Enamored with Neimeth’s plates—which Roskoph came across at the now-shuttered Woodside restaurant Station 1—Roskoph reached out to inquire about purchasing dishes directly from the maker. Neimeth equally admired Roskoph’s work, as she noticed the beautiful jewelry that Roskoph wore during their first meeting (it was all her own design).
The Lauren Roskoph and Lisa Neimeth Collaboration incorporates found and vintage objects—for example, a handshaped trinket or branch from New Mexico—which Neimeth also uses in her ceramics to create impressions in the clay. For the jewelry, through cold molding and the lost-wax casting method, the objects serve as the basis for the sterling silver charms that adorn the naturally dyed, handknotted leather. Roskoph’s handsculpted beads are also layered into the designs. “The collection of necklaces we created carry the rustic qualities in both of our lines,” says Roskoph, “and the heft, weight and feel that we both love.”
Originally published in the November issue of Silicon Valley