Cadence - Modular black and wood necklace made with alternating rectangles and teardrop pieces. Handmade in Ireland by Rowena Sheen
Cadence wooden necklace on sterling silver chain. Handmade in Ireland by Rowena Sheen
Close up of Cadence necklace - wood rectangle and black teardrop shapes. Handmade by Rowena Sheen
Close up detail of wooden necklace showing ebonised and natural wood sections.
Black wood and sterling silver lobster clasp fastening for necklace
Model Alba wearing Cadence wooden necklace, photographed in shadows
Rowena Sheen Jewellery


Regular price €210,00 €0,00
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Cadence is a necklace of rhythm, pattern and movement. It is the way a person's voice changes by gently rising and falling while he or she is speaking, and each segment is a physical embodiment of this movement, moving with the wearer as they go about their day. The shapes were inspired by the bleached bones of a dolphin's ribcage found at the tidal Inagh River near Lahinch in County Clare. 

Cadence is made of up twenty nine separate pieces of natural and ebonised native Irish yew wood, all threaded onto a sterling silver box chain, with a wood detail and lobster clasp at the back. Each section is polished to a glass like finish with natural, locally harvested beeswax, and so feels beautifully soft against your skin, and the natural wood comes with a warmth that manmade materials can't replicate. 

The chain length is 45cm but if you require shorter or longer please get in touch and I can make one to your specific requirements. 

The Cadence necklace will pair perfectly with my Mini Rectangle stud earrings. 

Each piece is made from locally sourced wood and so will be completely unique. While the size and shape will be as pictured, there is considerable variation in the colour and grain in every piece of wood. The tannins in the wood will respond to  the sunlight and the natural oils on your skin, and will darken over time, eventually settling into a beautiful rich brown colour. 

Every purchase comes beautifully packaged in a jewellery box, perfect for gifting, and ideal for storing your new piece whenever you are not wearing it. If you would like to include a handwritten gift note with your order just pop your message in the box at checkout and I'll do the rest.  

My necklaces are made to order and I allow 7-10 business days from ordering to shipping. However, if you need something in a hurry please contact me directly and I will try to facilitate you.