Oropopo

Natural VLA Long Chain Necklace

$150

Only 2 in stock!

The Very Large Array (VLA) is a premier astronomical radio observatory consisting of twenty-seven radio antennae in a Y-shaped configuration on the plains of San Agustin, New Mexico. The antennae intercept signals from the deepest expanse of space, measuring patterns of change as the earth rotates. Like a dream-catcher, these cosmic nets gather moments beyond our senses to reveal small truths from an infinite time and space.

  • Leather, satin ribbon.
  • Necklace length: 20"
  • Width of Leather Detail: 1.25"
  • Lasercut accordion detail. 
  • Handmade in Albuquerque, New Mexico. 
  • Found at our 51 Charles St. location. 

The husband and wife duo behind OROPOPO combine new crafting techniques with traditional materials to create objects-inspired by Native American, classic Western, and New Mexican culture-that breathe new life into American history. Karole's professional background is in architecture and structural engineering. The Oropopo name is from her birthplace on the coast of Venezuela. Grady is a native of New Mexico, a writer, and literary editor; he has specialized in desert literature and its aesthetics. Together, they refine a narrative that associates site and culture with contemporary technology.

Each item found at DECEMBER THIEVES is lovingly crafted.  We work with small artisans and independent designers who follow small batch manufacturing practices.  For them this means working solo with a handful of studio assistants or with small family run workspaces to bring to life their creations.

For us this means high quality unique products in very small quantities and a true dedication to the transformative power of a product made with passion.  Nothing is mass produced, nothing that can be reordered on a whim, and when it runs out, it runs out.

Important to note the items you find online are one and the same as those found in our brick and mortar locations- so snatch them up while you can!

We hope your purchase from December Thieves is everything you hoped for but we understand that sometimes things don't work out.  

FOR ONLINE ORDERS- 

Returns must be shipped back within 7 days of delivery (it does not have to arrive to us within 7 days)  Store credit or exchange is offered when shipped beyond the 7 days and for up to 14 days after you receive your order. 

All items must be in their original condition in original packaging, with tags, and showing no signs of wear.

Sale items or items purchased with a promotional code are final sale and will not be eligible for return or exchange.* Other items that are final sale include: Socks, tights, food products, fragrance, and any bath/body products.

*Items purchased with discount code obtained from newsletter signup are still eligible for return/exchange

FOR IN-STORE PURCHASES- 

We will gladly accept items purchased in store for store credit or exchange within 14 days of purchase- as the option to try on in store was available and you have the benefit of our thieves' eyes!

All items must be in their original condition in original packaging, with tags, and showing no signs of wear.

We have new product coming in daily so we know we can help you find something else you love.

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