Chine - Handmade Modular Necklace in natural and ebonised Yew wood. Designed and made by Rowena Sheen in Ireland.
Segmented wooden necklace displayed on a black rock. Handmade in Ireland by Rowena Sheen
Chine - Detail of segments of wooden necklace showing natural and blackened wood - handmade in Ireland by Rowena Sheen
Chine - Close up detail of wooden necklace made in interconnecting segments. Handmade in Ireland by Rowena Sheen
Black wood and sterling silver lobster clasp necklace back fastening
Handmade wooden chine necklace being modelled by Alba with architectural background and in shadow
Rowena Sheen Jewellery


Regular price €210,00 €0,00
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Chine, meaning spine or backbone, is made of up thirty one 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. The interlocking segments mimic the movement of the spine, but take their shape from the petals of a flower. 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. 

Inspired by ramblings in the Burren near my home in county Clare, fossils and bones and plants and stones, the many wonders of the natural world. 

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 Chine necklace will pair perfectly with my Half Moon 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.  

All of my work is made to order and I allow 3-5 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.