Designer to Watch: Moorea Seal

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Tangletown-based jewelry artist Moorea Seal first viewed art on a grand scale as an artist’s assistant to Seattle sculptor John Grade, helping to craft his large-scale installations. But in 2010, the Seattle Pacific University graduate began packing big, geometric sculptures into a petite form: jewelry.

Combining her artistic background and influences from her rural England and northern California upbringing, Seal’s creations blur the lines between sleek urbanity and rugged nature, with oversized, raw amethyst druzy rings ($37–$55), chevron-cut leather earrings ($25) and gold boho headpieces ($55). “I really enjoy pairing rough materials like leather and crystals with clean lines and shapes,” says the 26-year-old. “The result is very bohemian chic, statement worthy and wearable.”

This month, in addition to a new, very texture-heavy jewelry collection, the increasingly popular designer (she is ranked in the top 48 overall in the world for Pinterest followers) will also launch a line of leather handbags with a collection of five new styles ($75–$120) incorporating her latest nature obsession, animal prints.

Available at Butter Home on Capitol Hill or mooreaseal.etsy.com.

 

 

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