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Jeweler Casts Red Hook-Inspired Silver 'Shipping Hook' Pendant

 Katherine Lincoln created a custom-made shipping hook pendant inspired by the neighborhood.
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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.”