Designed by Nikki G
Dog tag shaped cymbal piece with the words with heART stamped into riveted copper. The tag and an antique skeleton key hang from black brass chain.
- Length: 24 – 29” (adjustable)
- Key: copper plated
- Chain & Findings: Natural brass
- Dog tag: 1¾ “ x 1” cut from a bronze repurposed drum cymbal
"Music is a language that can be used for the betterment of everything around you, so speak wisely."
Nikki comes from a dynasty of musicians. Her mother, a pianist, noticed Nikki’s innate ability for rhythm and guided her toward percussion—the same musical choice of her grandfather. Eventually percussion became drumming and, after extensive music training at prestigious music institutes, drumming moved to the street. When she’s not working with artists such as 30 Seconds to Mars and Katy Perry, Nikki’s drumming for Street Drum Corps, a perfect rhythm with a raw performance-art aesthetic.
For Chime Gives, Nikki and Leslie paired a vintage-inspired key with a cymbal piece shaped like a dog tag and then stamped with the words, with heART. It’s a necklace that embodies not only Nikki’s musical drive (Nikki signs off on her emails with the phrase), but also her commitment to keeping artistic expression a vibrant part of her community.
Photo credit: Kim Woo