Thicket is meant for anyone who has ever loved a small corner of landscape. It’s a collection that contains the botany of forests and fields and yet also the botany of our daily lives: those tiny wildernesses.
Thicket is the jewelry line of writer and designer Rebecca Perea-Kane. I grew up in New Hampshire where my time was spent traipsing through the woods, catching wood frogs and spotted salamanders, working on farms, caring for animals. In college I worked as a caretaker in Hopkins Memorial Forest where I did trail work, tapped sugar maples, and assisted in an amphibian migration study.
Landscape, and my place within it, has been an integral part of my life. My love of the tactile, of working with my hands, and of what is functional, has led me to a life in design. Thicket is my interweaving of landscape and design.
The jewelry begins with casting found and foraged botanical samples in sterling silver and 14k gold. Each piece is handmade using traditional metalsmithing techniques in my Charlottesville, Virginia studio.
Sustainability + Ethics
I strive to source ethical materials and follow sustainable production practices.
I am committed to creating work that minimizes impact on the environment. Over the course of 2017 I am transitioning to using only recycled and Fairmined metals. By the end of 2017 all castings will be made with recycled and Fairmined sterling silver and 14k gold and the chains, findings and all handmade components will be recycled sterling silver and 14k recycled and Fairmined gold. During the transition you will find a mix of recycled and other metals including 14k goldfill made in the USA.
I use only recycled diamonds.
I strive for transparency in my materials and process and if you have a question about the composition of a specific piece you are interested in please let me know.
Website photography by Jess Park and David Kessel.