Vancouver Special House Necklaces / by Patsy Kolesar

At the end of 2017 an idea that I've been working on for a while finally came into fruition. My architect partner and I had been talking about collaborating on a creative project for a few years now, and I finally pushed to make it happen. Our problem was that we had too many ideas...if you've ever spent any time with architects you will know that they are capable of doing many many things and that sometimes this can turn small simple ideas into bigger and bigger ones. I'm a big fan of Seth Godin's phrase "ship it", meaning just get it done. You could tweak an idea forever but at some point you have to ship it. So, I thought about how an architect and a jeweller could collaborate at the most basic level...why not make house jewelry? And we started with the Vancouver Special House. They are all 3d printed, and it was my first foray into the world of 3d printing. I have another version which I'm building into a ring, so it's still on my bench. I also want to print a few more colour options to see which I like best. I'm hoping to develop these into a mini limited edition line this year. 

 Vancouver Special House Necklace - wire frame version in gold steel. 

Vancouver Special House Necklace - wire frame version in gold steel. 

 Vancouver Special House Necklaces - polished plastic. 

Vancouver Special House Necklaces - polished plastic.