The Ropes celebrates the often-overlooked beauty in utility, durability and function.
Each piece is handmade in Maine from elements of the working waterfront: authentic marine ropes, dock line and hardware.
A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, Shana's career in apparel design took her to New York City and Boston. However, it was the natural beauty of her home state that drew her back and inspired the creation of The Ropes.
Shana is interested in jewelry that tells a story, that holds a memory. The Ropes is an homage to both the natural beauty of the Maine coast the communities, traditions and way of life that define it. This is the story the Ropes tells in the textures of dock line, the weight of a piece of hardware and faded color of a rope weathered by a summer at the beach. It is a story that begins in the studio and is written by whoever wears it, by the journey they take it on.
Shana spends her free time on the water with her husband and two children, lobstering on the family boat and exploring the endless islands and surprises of the coast.