Onyx Feather was created to merge two desires. The first is to create eclectic art that reuses disregarded items. The second is to make a positive impact in the lives of children who have been forgotten.
A lot of our necklaces fuse overlooked vintage pieces with semi-precious stones and other modern materials to create timeless adornments that transform once disregarded pieces into new, unforgettable ones.
Each collection is inspired by a captivating city. These cities range from reflecting the symphonious skies of a Parisian morning, to capturing the vivid nights of Rio de Janeiro, and the lines continue to grow and change every season.
True to its cosmopolitan identity, some of the vintage pieces and stones are acquired from local DC and New York flea markets, artists, and estate sales while others are shipped from countries like Japan, Singapore and Peru. The result: each Onyx Feather necklace is a customized piece of handmade art that unifies the past and present.
I decided to directly apply the concept of spotlighting what has been overlooked by society to the way Onyx Feather would advocate for children, specifically former child soldiers in war-torn countries that have been forgotten. This is why fifteen percent of every piece you purchase goes directly to sponsor them with high school and college scholarships through the Invisible Children Legacy Scholarship Fund.
This line wouldn't be possible without the incredibly talented volunteers (below) that supported me in wonderfully innovative ways and made my daydream a reality. Thank you.
Every Onyx Feather piece from each collection has a story to tell. I hope when you un-wrap your necklace you get to hear it.
Thanks go to:
Emily BarrenBregge. John Easley. Lauren Frank. Danielle Green. Johanna Gusman. Tegan Hare. Mariko Iwatani. Victoria Jones. Claire Koltko. Kyle Lamy. Rachel Link. Melia Moore. Cheryl Thornton. Kindra Thomas. Ashley Truxon. Jennifer Wilsie. Ross Wilsie.
Onyx Feather '10