A toy elephant is transformed into a chic necklace in the hands of Kiel Mead, who uses the artisan process of making a master mold crafted from the actual object. It’s then hand cast in brass with gold plating and hung from a delicate chain.
Chain length: 30". Pendant height: 1".
NYC-based designer Kiel Mead turns ordinary objects into strangely beautiful jewelry. He is also the founder of American Design Club, a support organization for emerging talent. In 2011, Mead was featured in Forbes Magazine’s 30 under 30 for Art and Design.