I am excited to share our latest work - a limited release from ARCN, our collaboration with Christy Natsumi. One year following our debut collection, we have produced a short run of new designs just in time for the holidays and available to shop at WITHIN, our holiday curated pop-up in San Francisco.
I started collaborating with Christine Comstock, of jewelry line Christy Natsumi, in Spring 2015. When we first met to discuss and experiment with ideas, neither of us projected working together for an extended period of time, considering we each had growing businesses of our own to manage. In fact, Christy figured we would work on one design and that we'd make just a handful of pieces together. But shortly into our process, we saw the beginnings of an entire collection come together; and six months after that first meeting we had made a couple hundred pieces of jewelry for the release of ARCN. More than a year later, we're still carrying on our partnership. We are proud of our work together and we are so grateful for the positive response to our first sold-out collaboration that we have created a new collection of work, though this time in very very limited quantity, to share this holiday season.
Just as the name ARCN reflects a merging of our lines, Abacus Row and Christy Natsumi, the collaboration brings together our work and our strengths - Abacus Row's refined beaded work and Christy Natsumi's craft in metal working. Our cumulative efforts - hammering each fringe, obsessively iterating design patterns, and carefully crafting every individual piece - come together to create a collection that showcases our combined skills, aesthetics, and design processes. ARCN is a true product of shared creative effort and vision.
Seeing that our line would be available exclusively at our pop-up, WITHIN, located inside of Legion, we thought it fitting to shoot these pieces in the context of our location - in and around Legion
and with the beautiful clothing labels carried by the store.
Shop the collection online
at abacusrow.com or in person at our holiday curated pop-up, WITHIN, through December 23. Address: 678 Commercial Street, San Francisco. Store hours: Monday-Friday 11am-7pm / Saturday-Sunday 11am-5pm.
Talent: Taylor Horton