RED HOOK — Red Hook’s history as an industrial port has been permanently cast into a sterling silver pendant, created by a local jewelry maker.
Katherine Lincoln, a jeweler who lives and works in Red Hook, made the pendant, shaped as a shipping hook, to represent the neighborhood’s “industrial” feel, she said.
Lincoln, 33, who sells her line of precious ornaments through “Katherine Lincoln Jewelry,” works out of a waterfront studio, where she designs pieces using mixed fine metals and semi-precious stones.
Lincoln first carved a model from wax, then cast the silver pendant, which is being sold for $205 along with a chain.
Lincoln began making the pendant after Gregory O’Connell, Jr., a real estate executive at the O’Connell Organization, approached her with the idea.
Red Hook has a market for neighborhood-centric tokens, like the silver keepsake, O’Connell said.
Like Lincoln, O’Connell believes the shipping hook, whose image is seen throughout the neighborhood, has become a symbol of Red Hook, he said.
“It’s almost omnipresent,” said O’Connell. “It’s also in the name.”