SF artist Windy Chien debuts a knotty jewelry collection for Cast + more local style news
SF artist Windy Chien brings her iconic knot designs to a new collaboration in metals with Cast Jewelry. (Courtesy of Cast)

SF artist Windy Chien debuts a knotty jewelry collection for Cast + more local style news


Working with an artist who never designed jewelry was a brilliant move, Cast.

The pendants and earrings, inspired by Windy Chien's iconic knot works, will absolutely weave their way into your heart, and jewelry box.

Plus, Fiat Lux and perfumer Yosh created an ocean-inspired scent called Poseidon. (Anyone else sensing a theme here?)

Artist Windy Chien's jewelry collaboration with Cast is nautical and nice.

Artist Windy Chien wearing Knot Life necklaces in collaboration with Cast Jewelry.

(Courtesy of @castjewelry)

Prepare to go all sailor-y for summer because you're going to want every piece from the Knot Life jewelry collection. It's a partnership between buzzy Cast (ICYMI: Jennifer Coolidge's Tanya wore its signature Flip ring on last season's White Lotus) and talented textile artist Windy Chien (The Year of Knots).

The knot-centric collection includes sculptural and statement-making pendants and earrings woven of sterling silver and 14-karat gold. Charcoal jade, a nod to Chien's Chinese heritage, is featured as well. It's also the first time Cast has worked with a non-jewelry designer. Likewise, the artist had never swapped her rope for precious metals before.

Cast cofounder and chief creative officer Rachel Skelly explains why she decided to swing for the fences: "I have followed Windy’s knot journey since the beginning and have always been so inspired and enamored with her work and eye. I knew that translating her artistic perspective into the medium of fine jewelry would create something magical."

// Knot Life pieces range in price from $500 to $3,900; shop IRL at Cast, 1536 Redwood Hwy (Village at Corte Madera) and online at castjewelry.com.

Fiat Lux launches an oceanic scent with renowned perfumer Yosh.

Both Marie McCarthy, owner of jewelry and piercing shop Fiat Lux, and renowned perfumer Yosh love the sea. As each is an experienced sailor, bon vivant and successful businesswoman, it's no surprise they connected. It took almost a year, but their scent baby Poseidon was worth the wait.

A celebration of Northern California and the ocean, the limited-edition fragrance features four essential notes: salt, cypress, seaweed and, the star of the show, helichrysum (aka immortelle), a yellow flower that grows on the Mediterranean coast.

Befitting the deliciously seductive scent itself is a gorgeous special-edition jewelry set ($380) that includes a one-dram dropper bottle of perfume oil and a rose quartz figa pendant wearing FL's signature 14-karat fused bracelet. Even cooler? The pendant unscrews to hold a secret drop...so you can carry the ocean with you wherever you go. A 10ml perfume oil rollerball ($85) is perfect for reapplying on the go.

// Shop at Fiat Lux, 1942 Fillmore St. (Pacific Heights) and 3169 16th St. (Mission), fiatluxsf.com

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