Selection from the Collection: City Zen Cane Shell Necklace


City Zen Cane, Shell Necklace Detail, 1997, 22.5″L x 1.5″H x 1.5″D

While I’m in the studio filling orders today, here’s something to feast your eyes upon.

I purchased this necklace in 1997 at MIPCES from Steven Ford and David Forlano when they still worked under the name City Zen Cane.  Steven describes this piece as “transitional,” perhaps because it represents a period when they began to experiment with innovative bead shapes and put less emphasis on their caning.  They officially changed their business name to Ford/Forlano in 2003.