Guest Designer in the Shop: Laura Jaklitsch

This July, we'll be featuring a special collection from local designer Laura Jaklitsch! Laura has been a regular at Ore since our opening and we're excited to show her Wood x Polyurethane line for the first time. Based in Somerville, MA, Laura draws inspiration from architecture--both manmade and of the natural world--and distills the details she sees into wearable forms using a signature wood and polyurethane inlay technique. Laura also uses recycled metals and sustainably sourced wood from local woodworkers' cutoffs. 

With brightly-colored, sleek, contemporary forms, Laura's graphic pieces are perfect for summer!

Join us for a cocktail hour with Laura on Thursday July 7, from 5-7pm @ Ore!!

Sophie Hughes
Guest Designer in the Shop: Karen Kertesz Jewelry

Our in-store Guest Designer Series continues in May with Karen Kertesz-Sklar. Currently based in NYC, Karen’s organic designs are influenced by her childhood growing up in a woodsy Connecticut town. Inspired by nature’s forms, from flowers to birds of flight, she combines hand-carved metalwork details with unique precious gemstones to create styles that are both intricate and bold.

As she describes it, “The pieces are meant to be sketches of nature. Rather than literal translations, they are organic, gestural and whimsical. I hope to engage the wearer through color and form and evoke a sense of nostalgia from one’s personal experience with the natural environment.”

We love that Karen’s stacking rings encourage mixing and matching different colors of metal and varying gem colors, to create a stack that’s completely unique!

Sophie Hughes
Champagne, Doughnuts, and DIY Necklaces for Mom!

Shindig at the Shop this Thursday, May 5th! Register on Eventbrite (link below)!

Your mom will appreciate this even more than those macaroni necklaces you made her back in the day and then those hemp macrame ones when you got a little older...Yeah, she'll be able to wear this one in public.

And you'll have fun sipping, noshing, and hammering metal with us! Doughnuts from our neighbors at Blackbird Doughnuts and a bit of bubbly will help the creativity flow as we help you make a personalized sterling silver necklace for your Mama this Mother's Day.

$20 bucks for the event, spots are limited, so don't miss out! Get it:

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