ounded in 2006 by artist Jennifer Sarkilahti, Odette is a Brooklyn-based jewellery collection inspired by organic and industrial shapes, natural specimens, artefacts, and primitive forms.
Sarkilahti’s fine art background is omnipresent in her work, the collection made using ancient and modern wax carving techniques and hand fabrication. With an emphasis on artistry and craft, each design begins as a pencil sketch that is then carefully translated by hand into wax, like a small scale sculpture, before being cast into materials as varied as recycled sterling silver, brass, bronze, diamonds and 14 carat gold. “I am inspired by the notion of creating heirlooms; something rare and meaningful that can be passed down through the generations and reused.”
Odette jewellery is made in New York City and is exclusive to Couverture in the UK.