In my time in New York City, I started to notice wooden necklaces with black power and African pride symbols. The visual aesthetic and personal statement the necklaces made brought together a look of confidence, knowledge of self, and a recognition.
Inspired by all of this, I set out to make my own wooden necklace using symbols that have personal meeting. I used Adobe Creative Cloud to layout the design and played about with a laser cuter to etch and cut the designs into wood. Going to a wholesale jewelry and necklace store in midtown NYC, I secured all the materials I needed to make my necklaces.