This is a piece of jewelry that my mother designed and had made for herself for her 50th birthday. My mom is a lot like a kid—she still buys pop-up books—so a functional top was an appropriate treat for her as she ascended to the fifth floor.
The pendant is pretty cool from the side, but the best view of it is when looking straight down. Only the wearer gets that perspective all the time.
That, it a nutshell, is what Hexagon is about. A quiet feeling of satisfaction. I started the company in 2012, as I approach the age my mom was when she dreamed up this bauble. Taking what I predict will be a permanent sabbatical from work as a fashion editor and journalist, I started making jewelry and handbags out of my prized pieces of vintage mixed with contemporary elements both new and thrift-scored.
So far—it’s been a couple of weeks—it has felt like being high. Complete with the 5 am bedtime. I want to continue playing in the materials tonight, but it’s past 3 am. So I’ll just post this piece I made just for fun from a pin I found in Montelimar, France, and a plastic baby served inside Jell-O last year when a pregnant friend came to dinner.