A glamorous fish-tailed maid with her clam shell fan leads a handsome seahorse by a fine glistening golden chain, their tales intertwined, creating a dramatic necklace. An original Rosita Bonita illustration printed in shiny gold metallic foil onto smooth black leather, and hung from gold-plated trace chain, set with mother of pearl and gold-plated beads.
Fom the Siren collection; inspired by ancient obsessions with mythological fish-tailed beasts, and celebrating girlhood fairytale fantasies and 20th-century mermaid carnival exhibits and aqua shows.
Overall drop when worn is 20cm. Pendant measures around 14cm across overall. The seahorse measures 10cm long by 5.5cm across. This is a statement piece, though surprisingly lightweight.
Rosita Bonita is the glamorous alter ego of (equally glamorous!) designer Rowenna Harrison. Ro began experimenting with screen-printing her designs onto leather back in 2010, marrying her life-long love of drawing with an experimental approach to materials.
Each piece of Rosita Bonita printed leather jewellery is lovingly handcrafted in Ro’s Margate studio, a stone’s throw from the Grotto. Original illustrations are screen-printed or foil-embossed onto fine leathers and carefully assembled into unique and collectable treasures. With these influences, and a pervading sense of dreamy fun, Rosita Bonita creates tactile printed leather statement jewellery, which is at once nostalgic and novel.