millepiede necklace mimics delicate insect form

by Maddalena Bearzi Jewelry from US

$ 220

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The idea of this one-of-a-kind statement necklace came from the small world of millipedes (‘millepiedi’ in the language of the Italian designer). Millipedes are arthropods characterized by having two pairs of jointed legs on most body segments.

Maddalena Bearzi organic jewelry is inspired by the magnificent natural world around us, a world to not only appreciate but also protect. Using methods and often upcycled materials that avoid depleting or destroying the Earth’s resources, her pieces exemplify that style and sustainability go hand in hand.

Each piece is handmade, unique, unisex and wearable in many ways, from choker to long necklace. Length: approx. 22″ (56cm); adjustable length.  A textile version of the “millepiedi” is available here. Other handmade jewelry by this designer – such as the Aria, Pianeta and Terra collections or her innovative one of a kind pieces – can be found in her online shop at

Maddalena Bearzi Jewelry

po box 12860 Marina del Rey CA 90295 - USA

STYLE MEETS SUSTAINABILITY IN ONE OF A KIND CREATIONS - A deep respect of nature, a passion for the discovery of different cultures, textures and materials, and a commitment to ethical and environmentally-friendly practices are at the heart of this handmade, unique jewelry line. Maddalena Bearzi began making jewelry by joining sustainable textiles with distinctive elements such as repurposed metals, upcycled vintage charms and natural stones, to reveal unique and texturized pieces. Textile-based creations have expanded to a focus on one of a kind, organic metal jewelry. Each piece is individually handcrafted. Take a look at her work at:
Maddalena Bearzi is an Italian jewelry artist, biologist and author. Born in Verona, Italy, she has traveled extensively studying wild animals and learning new ways to express herself. She began to pursue her passion for jewelry craftsmanship on her own, and later studied metalsmithing at the University of California, Los Angeles. Maddalena has learned techniques from master silversmith and jeweler Gordon Wainwright and from world-recognized jewelry artist Harold O’Connor. Her jewelry draws from her experiences in other artistic media such as paint and textiles. Maddalena’s work has been exhibited in galleries and art shows.
As a scientist, Maddalena holds a Ph.D. in Biology and works as President of the non-profit Ocean Conservation Society. She has studied whales, dolphins and other animals, and she has published two books: Beautiful Minds: The Parallel Lives of Great Apes and Dolphins (Harvard University Press), and Dolphin Confidential: Confessions of a Field Biologist (Chicago University Press). She also works as photojournalist and blogger for the National Geographic.
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We only replaced items that are defective or damaged. Please, email us immediately at [email protected]