Cast Launches Jewelry Collab with Artist, Windy Chien

Jewelry brand teams with artist for line of fine jewelry.
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May 24, 2023

Knot Life Jewelry
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San Francisco-based fine jewelry brand, Cast, has announced a new collection in collaboration with artist, Windy Chien, called Knot Life. The woven collection celebrates the art of the knot and Chien’s journey to mastering them.

“I make art depicting knots at a massive scale in order to elevate the practice to the level of fine art,” says Chien. “Cast’s Knot Life has a similar goal – to elevate the humble knot to an object of awe and beauty, this time by using precious stones and metals.”

Windy became fluent in knots in 2016. She embraced the challenge to learn how to make a new knot every day for a year and documented her journey along the way. The Year of Knots went viral and ever since, the San Francisco artist has been celebrated and sought after for her hand-tied knot sculptures and large-scale installations. Now, Chien swaps her rope for silver and gold – weaving together a fine jewelry collection.

With the introduction of the Knot Life collection, Cast co-founder and chief creative

officer, Rachel Skelly, partnered with an artist outside of fine jewelry for the first time to bring Chien’s macro works into the micro world of jewelry.

“I have followed Windy’s knot journey since the beginning and have always been so inspired and enamored with her work and eye,” says Skelly. “I knew that translating her artistic perspective into the medium of fine jewelry would create something magical.”

Knot Life comes together in satin silver and 14 karat gold, woven over polished rings of metal and charcoal jade, a tribute to Chien’s love of knotting and her Chinese culture.

Knot Life ranges is currently available for purchase on and in store at the Cast boutique in Marin, Calif.

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