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a tree grows necklace

by Judi Powers $290.00
Handmade
Recycled
Community Voted

This is a made-to-order item. If you order today your item will ship no later than 8/13/2015.

At this time, this item cannot be shipped to P.O. Boxes or to APO/FPO or US Territories. Contact custom@uncommongoods.com with any questions.

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  • the story

Brooklyn Branches

During a springtime walk through Brooklyn's Prospect Park, artist Judi Powers was taken with a newly-budding tree. A small branch was dangling off it so she took it home and cast it in sterling silver, inspired by the graceful and delicate detail. She then cleaned, polished and formed it to gently rest across the collarbones and attach by a thin silver chain.

The winner of our jewelry design challenge, this beautiful necklace lets you carry the joys of spring with you. The delicate silver-cast branch is reinforced with extra soldering, lending strength to its natural beauty.

Visit our blog to read more about Judi and her work and inspiration. Judi's a Tree Grows Necklace Wins.

  • details
Handmade
Recycled
Community Voted
Item ID
24566
Made from
sterling silver
Measurements
Branch: 4" L, Chain: 14" L; closure: lobster clasp
Notes
Clean with warm soapy water. Do not use tarnish remover.

Not suitable for children.
  • the maker
Judi Powers

Judi Powers

Ten years ago, Judi Powers began taking jewelry-making classes. The moment her first piece—a ring—was complete she knew she wanted to be a jeweler. After taking classes at 92Y, School of Visual Arts, and Jewelry Arts Institute over the course of a decade, she quit her corporate life as a marketing director and enrolled as a full-time student at Fashion Institute of Technology where she earned an AAS degree in Jewelry Design.

Her greatest sources of inspiration are nature and art and you’ll find their influence throughout her collection. Ferns, sea animals, insects, and pebbles inform shape and texture while elements of Flemish Renaissance art inspire specific pieces. Her love of nature is the primary reason why more than 85% of the metal used in her designs is recycled and the gemstones she uses are ethically sourced: She wants her jewelry to be beautiful without damaging the environment or those individuals from whom she sources from. Every piece of jewelry is happily hand crafted in Brooklyn, NY. When Judi is not working in the studio, you’ll find her working from home with her sweet puppy either curled up on her lap or around her feet.

Vist our blog to learn more about Design Challenge Winner Judi Powers and her work!

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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A TREE GROWS NECKLACE
 
4.8

(based on 5 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Elegant (4)
  • Good quality (4)
  • Meaningful (3)
  • Pretty (3)
  • Unique (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Going out (4)
  • Dress up or down (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Stylish (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4), Yes (3)

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4.0

Thought I had found the unique gift

By 

from Mt. Holly, NC

Verified Buyer

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        Comments about A TREE GROWS NECKLACE:

        My wife likes unique jewelry. I thought this item fit the bill. When she opened it up she said it was pretty. She then put it back in the box and has yet to wear it. I guess i missed it this year.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Wife
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Christmas or Hanukkah

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        5.0

        Just the most beautiful necklace ever...

        By 

        from New York, NY

        About Me Stylish

        Pros

        • Elegant
        • Good Length
        • Good Quality
        • Meaningful
        • Pretty
        • Unique
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Dress Up or Down
          • Everyday
          • Going Out
          • Office

          Comments about A TREE GROWS NECKLACE:

          I am a huge fan of Judi's work and often times I am not sure if my husband actually hears me when I tell him I want something. But in fact, when I discovered Judi's work I mentioned it to him and the rest is history. It was my Mother's Day gift this year and I could not have asked for a more beautiful extraordinary and meaningful gift. The workmanship on this piece is truly something special. It is too beautiful to keep in a box so I drape it over my bedside lamp like the little mini sculpture that it is.....

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes, Yes
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Wife
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Mother’s Day

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          5.0

          A stunning gift for yourself + others!!

          By 

          from NYC

          Pros

          • Elegant
          • Good Quality
          • Meaningful
          • Pretty
          • Unique

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Going Out

            Comments about A TREE GROWS NECKLACE:

            I love this necklace! It is a true piece of art and looks stunning close up and far away. The delicate chain appears to make the necklace float around your neck. Thanks you for creating such a wonderful piece of jewelry!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Self
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Other

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Awesome craftsmanship and quality. Wow

            By 

            from Brooklyn, NY

            About Me Modern, Stylish

            Pros

            • Elegant
            • Good Quality
            • Pretty

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Dress Up or Down
              • Going Out

              Comments about A TREE GROWS NECKLACE:

              This piece is beautiful. I couldn't believe how well made it was, and think anyone would love to receive it as a gift.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No, No
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Other
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Other

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              5.0

              Beautiful and you Feel beautiful in it

              By 

              from New York, NY

              About Me Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Stylish

              Pros

              • Elegant
              • Good Quality
              • Meaningful
              • Unique

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                Best Uses

                • Dress Up or Down
                • Everyday
                • Going Out

                Comments about A TREE GROWS NECKLACE:

                very good quality and just lovely and unique

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                • Self
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Christmas or Hanukkah

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                Q and A

                When our community voted on this product, some also shared comments - read them below:

                216votes, 56 comments

                Cassie, UncommonGoods

                Judi's recycled sterling silver necklace is a pretty reminder of spring and "the excitement of new beginnings." Are you excited to cast your vote for it?

                Levi
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                Beautiful!

                Eve
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                I love how this is both delicate and strong. The best things are always inspired by nature!

                Jasmine
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                Simply gorgeous!

                David
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                An all around stunner!

                Annette
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                Gorgeous! I want one!

                Kevin
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                How pretty is that? I'm gobsmacked by its poetry.

                Jill
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                This is a phenomenal piece of jewelry, I have tried it on! I have also seen it in a "shiny" (polished) sterling silver with a small stone set in the branch. That is the piece I am saving for!

                Michael
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                So nice. I hope uncommon carries this piece in the future. I would love to buy one for my mother!!!!

                Elizabeth
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                This is gorgeous!

                maggie
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                Uncommon and so elegant for any season and any LBD!

                LINI
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                beautiful work!

                LINI
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                Beautiful work!

                Reggie

                This is beautiful. I'd buy it for my wife.

                Cassandra
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                So lovely! I love it's width across the neckline and I'm so glad it's made of recycled sterling silver!

                Susan
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                Very nice piece. It kept catching my eye. Also it's name drew me! I would buy and wear it if given the chance! Would love to get as a gift!

                Nicole
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                This is an absolutely gorgeous piece!

                Jack Johnson
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                This is obviously the work of a jewelry design genius.

                Erin
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                Fabulous, delicate and wonderful whimsical - I love it

                Matt
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                Wow! What a stunning work of art.

                Hanna
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                So beautiful and delicate!

                Shimul
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                Elegant and versatile. The perfect necklace to match any outfit!

                Janna
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                I have one of Judi's necklaces. It is so unique and beautiful, that I cannot stop wearing it. I also cannot stop receiving compliments! As an UncommonGoods shopper, I can definitely say I see her pieces among the goods.

                Emily

                Judi's jewelry is exquisitely designed and absolutely beautiful!

                Marilyn
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                This necklace is delicate and elegant.

                Jill
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                I love this! Hope it's not too expensive!

                beth
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                Absolutely stunning!

                Pat
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                Love the leaf shape and the choice of chain length. Also, love that the sterling silver is recycled.

                Lori
                Vote: Thumbs down!

                It looks like it could scratch neck

                Steve
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                Love it

                Roslyn
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                amazing!

                Toula
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                What a beautiful piece. Love it.

                Anna
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                How cool! Judi - can you make a headband version?

                Pavneet
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                Elegant and beautiful. I love it!

                Bren
                Vote: Thumbs down!

                Looks uncomfortable.

                holly
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                I own one of these pieces, not only is it fabulous looking it is most confortable to wear. It is a so light and lovely. I love it!!

                Dawn
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                Love that this is recycled, love the length, and especially the detail.

                Paula

                Although this piece of art is mastered beautifully, it could catch on clothing and bend easily

                Caitlin
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                Love this!

                Charlie
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                Good Luck !!

                Mike
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                Gorgeous piece! Uncommon fashion accessory or high art? Both. I dig the detail work on the branches. My wife would love this.

                ANNA
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                love the way it sits on the neck, very organic and unforced

                Janet
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                I am partial to birds and branches. this is pretty but i don't think I would buy it.

                Matthew
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                What a gorgeous way to celebrate nature and the beauty it imparts on our life. Inspired and inspiring!

                diane
                Vote: Thumbs down!

                not my style. do no feel like wearing a tree branch around my neck

                Priscilla
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                Makes a statement and would receive lots of compliments for the wearer.

                Geoff
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                Get out the vote!

                Donna
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                Like the concept and that they are unique

                Katie
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                Gorgeous!!

                sari
                Vote: Thumbs up!

                Such a unique and beautiful piece of art... I'd love to purchase it right off this site, right now!

                michael

                nice

                petra

                I really love the delicateness of it

                Sharon

                The simplicity of this design is beautiful. Hopefully, it won't scratch the neck too much

                April

                Love this!

                April

                I love this. I do not like much jewelry but I would wear this!

                Rebecca

                Very, Very pretty and feminine. I would wear it myself and/or give it as a gift.

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