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March 30, 2011

while at the museum of craft and folk art a few weekends ago, this cover of american craft, with the the knotted rope and urchin spine necklaces, called my name from the pile of sale magazines. the cover story features fiber artist kay sekimachi and her foray into jewelry using her collection of beachcombed objects from getaways in hawaii. the beautiful images of her work and workspace are by leslie williamson, who has also been lucky to photograph some other amazing interiors in california (jd blunk, erica tanov, ray kappe).

kay sekimachi is a berkeley-based textile artist who has been working with traditional knotting and weaving techniques and fiber for several decades. how mesmerizing are her little wild knots and drawers full of shells?! i was so inspired by this that i made my own pasty-pink string necklace hung with shells and coral and rocks from my own travels. here are a few more images from leslie’s blog from her shoot at kay’s home in berkeley. thanks kay & leslie for the wonderful inspiration!

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