This necklace features a pretty clam shell, flanked by a pair of elegant triton shells. They're all cut by Ro in her Margate studio from smooth black leather and embossed with shiny metallic foil, then hung simply from glistening gold-plated trace chain.
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 necklace drop when work is 20cm. Middle clam shell measures 3.5cm by 3.5cm, triton shells are 5cm long by 2cm high.
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.