When I made this necklace it was kind of an experiment to see what I could do with some really beautiful crystals I had at the studio. I have never worked with them before & I was really inspired by a pair of asymmetrical elephant earrings that I had made years ago & a favorite painting of mine by artist Kehinde Wiley.
I had loved how it turned out so much that honestly, I was planning to keep it for myself lol. I'm so glad that I did because little did I know the Queen herself, Erykah Badu would take interest in it also. She reached out to speak to me about my jewelry as a result of that convo she is now the owner of my one of a kind Royal Elephant Pendant Necklace.
She was always first on my personal list of people I'd love to design a piece of jewelry for & I am so honored & excited I got that chance.
She made a two short video clips with her phone & posted it on her Instagram page, which can be viewed here
Unfortunately I don't have very good photos of the one of a kind necklace since it now belongs to her but here are some screenshots of the videos.