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Matthew Swope Antique Venetian Glass Bead Choker Necklace

Matthew Swope Antique Venetian Glass Bead Choker Necklace

Regular price $77.50 USD
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Matthew Swope has been designing jewelry, re-working vintage garments and making
handbags and pouches since 2000. Rarely making multiples, his works are almost
always unique pieces made from a wide variety of traditional jewelry materials as well
as those non-traditional. Born in Colorado in 1964 and raised in Pennsylvania, he
studied Art History at Columbia University’s School of General Studies, graduating cum

As a teenager he began working for Comme des Garçons, first at the boutique in San
Francisco, and later as manager and buyer of the New York store on Wooster Street in
Manhattan. Pursuing a career in fashion, over the years he has worked with numerous
designers, including Stephen Sprouse, Vivienne Westwood, and Costume National, but it
was his time working for Rei Kawakubo that was most formative.
Finding inspiration almost everywhere, and inordinately fond of making necklaces and
pendants, his pieces are often of two distinct minds. One fluid and organic, tasteful,
subdued in color and nature based, the other synthetic, chemical, geometrical, full of
colors rare or impossible to find in the natural world, and fabricated with man-made


1" Antique Venetian Glass Bead

18" Brown Leather Total Length

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