The neckpiece and bracelet are two of four pieces of Lenka Suchanek's "Raindrops Collection" which was selected for the exhibition of finalists in the Powerhouse Museum's second International Lace for Fashion Award, July 6 to October 14, 2001. Suchanek works only in metal thread, making large, two-dimensional pictorial installation pieces as well as delicate wearable works. These particular pieces are reminiscent of Renaissance ruffs and cuffs, and use lacemaking techniques of the eighteenth century, but the use of traditional jewellery materials instead of linen thread gives them a conpemporary slant and a more substantial presence. Suchanek says that " the "Raindrops Collection" was inspired by the environment that surrounds me - a magnificant North West Pacific rainforest, abundant with water and vegetation. The necklace, [pendant] and bracelet can be enjoyed as everyday jewellery or for special occasions. The cool tough of crystal beads and the intriguing transparency of wire lace make these body ornaments equally sensual for the wearer and the viewer."