With allusions to oceanic aragonite structures, planetary space, crystal formations, spiderwebs, and the “concept of making the abstractly invisible visible,” according to designer Heather Goldberg, Shadowplay’s debut collection of eco-conscious jewelry is replete with magic and mysticism. No mystery lies in where the ingredients are sourced from, however. Handmade with organic, naturally dyed yarns; Swarovski crystals; and fair-trade black silver closures from the Karen Village Hill Tribe in Northern Thailand, Shadowplay’s elegant, one-of-a-kind necklaces feature artful tangles of yarn punctuated with a galaxy of crystals.
LIGHT AND DARK
Goldberg dips her knitted pieces in a soothing palette of black, nude, cream, and gray, which complements their amorphous, dredged-from-the-ocean magnetism. Although each necklace remains true to its shape, like a living organism, it will subtly alter its form over time.
Although each necklace remains true to its shape, like a living organism, it will subtly alter its form over time.
These are thoughtful creations, beautiful in their material simplicity but with a depth of meaning behind them. We never thought a skein of yarn could result in jewelry so refined. Shadowplay just proved us wrong.