Ever wonder how designers come up with their ideas? Most times it's to fill a need for a piece that they've never seen before, and other times it's the materials that inspire us.
For example, I make quite a few wood necklaces, but for the most part they tend to be very masculine. Enter these gray wood beads pictured below.
I figured that the gray would be more unisex and they also had to match the Akua bracelet.
And that's how the "Akua" necklace came to be.