Oval Chain with Silicone Cord Necklace

A bold necklace with an industrial edge, jewelry designed by Maia Leppo catches the eye with unexpected nuances. Laser-cut carbon steel is fabricated and finished by hand, then heat-treated and sealed with olive oil. The necklace has a silicone rubber cord for comfortable wear and a pop of color.

This necklace measures 18” long. The ovals are measure approximately 0.5” at the widest point. Made of steel and silicone.

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Maia Leppo

Maia Leppo is a metalsmith and jeweler. Her signature designs are botanical and industrial and feature unexpected textures and subtle geometries. Using a combination of 3-D rendering software, laser-cutting, and hand finishing, Maia creates distinctive modern jewelry and home décor that explore movement, scale, and repetition. Working closely with advanced manufacturers in the Pittsburgh region coupled with her hand finishing, almost all of her jewelry is formed with steel sheet metal. She manipulates the material to have new dimension for products well-made and balanced.