Statement pieces inspired by the sea
Clockwise from top: Oversized chiffon “Petal” earrings with brass chain detail, by Pamela Davis of Capitol Hill–based Mucho Design ($34, available at Assemble Gallery & Studio on Phinney Ridge; muchodesign.etsy.com). Laser-cut metallic gold leather collar “Bouquet” necklace on plated brass chain, by Andrea Bijou of Maple Leaf’s Bijoudally ($95, available at Frock Shop on Phinney Ridge; bijoudally.com). Oyster shell necklace with freshwater pearl details on gold chain, by Sara Green of Capitol Hill–based Spill Jewelry ($150, available on spilljewelry.com). Necklace of sea urchin spine pieces on antique brass chain, by Alisa Poage of Bothell-based Alisaw ($26, available at alisaw.etsy.com).
For these Northwest smithies, precious metals are powerful, from hammered silver rings to unexpected mixed gold and silver earrings and refined brass pendants
Clockwise from top left: Multiple band sterling silver “Big Bang-Le” bracelet with white topaz stone, by Zuzana Korbelarova of Vashon Island–based Zuzko Jewelry ($480, available at zuzko.com). Brass and silver “Finger Armor” ring with rolled metal tree branch detailing, by silversmith Shelli Markee of Ballard-based Shelli Markee Wire Art + Jewelry ($250 and up, available at Momo in Japantown/ International District; shellimarkee.com). Sterling and fine silver ring with inverted dome soldered detailing, by Lori Linkous Devine of upper Fremont-based Lolide ($158, available at Ghost Gallery on Capitol Hill; lolide.com). Matte 24K gold over sterling silver “Wheat Cuff” with ancient Egyptian wheat inlay design, by River Burke, owner of River Song Jewelry in Madison Valley ($695, available at the store or riversongjewelry.com). Mixed metal large silver hoops with gold wrap detail, by Capitol Hill–based Sara Green of Spill Jewelry ($136, available at Queen Anne Dispatch; spilljewelry.com). Oxidized brass “Fig” pendant necklace on silver chain, by Dorothy Cheng of University District–based Dorothy Cheng Jewelry ($70, available at Far4 downtown; dorothychengjewelry.com). Hand-forged mixed earrings with fine silver hoops, silver-leaf hoop and 14K gold-fill pendant, by Ballard-based Amy Bixby of Amy Bixby Jewelry ($148, available at Venue in Ballard; amybixby.com). Hand-forged “Defenced ” bracelet with hammered sterling silver headpins woven together with silver clasp, also by Zuzko Jewelry ($345, available at zuzko.com)
One man’s junk pile is a resourceful jeweler’s playground, full of playful trinkets to recycle as eco-savvy statement bling
Clockwise from top left: Scrap leather “Chain Gang” limited-edition chain-link medium necklace, by four-person Capitol Hill design collective Free Time Industries ($264, available at Nube Green on Capitol Hill; freetimeindustries.com). “Venus and Mars Conjunct in Taurus” necklace with reclaimed jasper crescent, gray faceted bone disk on vintage gold-toned ring and chain, by Meghann Sommer of Capitol Hill &c. (Etcetera) Jewelry ($80, available at etceterajewelry.bigcartel.com). Clear white quartz crystal necklace encased in an old bullet shell casing on antique brass chain, by Alisa Poage of Bothell-based Alisaw ($26–$38, line available at Bliss in Fremont; alisaw.etsy.com). Vintage “Elk Lodge” token necklace with vintage pearl accent on antique brass chain, by Shannon Peters of South Park–based Flutterbudget ($24, available at flutterbudget.com). Recycled, hand-painted leather “Sunny” 5-inch-long fringe earrings, by Tiffany Eley of Ballard-based Daly Bird ($45, available at Show Pony in Fremont; dalybird.com)
Forget dainty and demure—these on-trend pieces are flush with rough-cut agates, chunky quartz and dramatic crystals that celebrate our wild and woolly nature in the most elegant of ways
Clockwise from top: Long “Porcelain Gem Necklace” with hand-cast ceramic white “stone” suspended between draping chains, by Ballard-based designers Jean Lee and Dylan Davis of Ladies & Gentlemen ($68, available at ladiesandgentlemenstudio.com). Brass-wire-wrapped, rough-cut aquamarine nugget ring with sterling silver hand-cut band, by Lori Linkous Devine of upper Fremont-based Lolide Designs ($78, available at lolide.com). Upside down” rutilated quartz ring with oxidized sterling silver band, by Zuzana Korbelarova of Vashon Island–based Zuzko Jewelry ($355, available at zuzko.com). Aura quartz “Rainbow” ring (made by oxidizing titanium quartz in a sealed chamber to create rainbow-like sheen) melded to silver band, by Lower Queen Anne artist Debra Baxter as part of her Crystal Bomb series ($350, available at debrabaxtercrystalbomb.bigcartel.com). Double retro green agate tusks on hammered hoops ($90 ) and three-tier faceted turquoise teardrop earrings also on hammered hoops ($100), both by Columbia City–based Regina Chang (available at Hitchcock in Madrona; reginachang.com)