Life + Style: Jewelry Makers
Local Love | August 2017
by Nicole Beckley
How do you add some glitz and glam to your everyday style? These talented jewelry makers create the perfect pieces to punctuate any look.
Stitch and Stone
PRICE RANGE: $15–$48
The fun and funky vibes of Stitch and Stone show through jewelry-maker Michele Leiser’s use of colored tassels, beautiful gems, and unique charms. Beyond the everyday, brides and bridesmaids can have custom pieces made for their special occasions. Find them at the South Congress Market.
Claire Sommers Buck
PRICE RANGE: $22-$160
Looking to global influences, Claire Sommers Buck channels ancient Egypt and vibrant Morocco in her collections, handmade in her East Austin studio. Oxidized brass, antique bronze, and pops of gemstones make the ancient feel contemporary.
PRICE RANGE: $24-$198
Embracing bold geometric designs, Nina Berenato and her team of craftswomen hand-make signature pieces like long beam earrings and stone-studded gold cuffs. View the latest offerings at the recently-opened flagship store at the Domain.
PRICE RANGE: $29-$179
Since 2003 Edson Enriquez and Anne Rutt-Enriquez, the husband-wife team behind Limbo, have created a line rooted in sustainability and minimalism. Morphing organic shapes into elegant silver bracelets and dangling gold earrings, find the hand-soldered pieces at their South Congress storefront.
PRICE RANGE: $39-$1,250
With a love of colorful geometry, Melissa Borrell crafts silver bubble rings, pendants of interlocking rectangles, and flexible topography necklaces. Look for select pieces created with a 3D printer.
Clementine & Co.
PRICE RANGE: $22-$408
Inspired by nature, Emily Clementine Spykman crafts fine objects from copper, brass, silver and gold for everyday wear. Dragonfly bangles and feather-shaped earrings are handmade locally to add a touch of organic whimsy to any outfit.
Poppy & Fern
PRICE RANGE: $38-$68
Bits of colorful life pop from Rachel Pruett’s hand-embroidered cameo necklaces. Whether it’s a red octopus stitched into a vintage brass frame or a f loral bouquet surrounded by carved wood, her tiny canvases are works of art after Wes Anderson’s own heart.