Unforgettable Geometric Jewelry

Northwest jewelry artists are doing the math, creating modern style with shapes and angles.
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Top row, left to right: “Fremont Bridge” brass-etched and oxidized cuff with triangle design, by Portland-based Betsy & Iya ($72, available at Retail Therapy on Capitol Hill or betsyandiya.myshopify.com).

“Exquisite Palpitation” earrings in 18k gold vermeil with detachable sections (can be worn with one or all three triangular pieces), by Tia Kramer of Northlake-based Tia Kramer Paper Jewelry ($495, line available at Bellevue Arts Museum store or tiakramerjewelry.com).

“Runway Cuff No. 2” silver metal cuff with abstract geometrical design, by Sarah Loertscher of West Seattle-based Sarah Loertscher Design ($440, line available at Click! Design That Fits in West Seattle or sarahloertscher.com).

Bottom row, left to right: “Paragon” steel wire and beeswax necklace with interlocking rhombus pieces, by Kimber Leblicq of Beacon Hill-based Kimber Elements ($245, available at Fancy in Belltown or kimber-elements.com).

“Exquisite Eaves” pyramid bangle in 18k gold vermeil with translucent white paper pendant accent, also by Tia Kramer ($250, availability details listed above).

“Fix You” fuchsia and orange hand-colored resin rectangle earrings in sterling silver, by Jennifer Graves of Woodinville-based Lolly Jo Lolli ($48, available at lollyjololli.etsy.com).

“Corollary Triangle” hand-formed and -pounded brass trapezoid earrings with diagonal hammered bronze accents, also by Betsy & Iya ($64, availability details listed above).

 

New Skincare Company, 3B, Delivers Beauty by the Boxful

New Skincare Company, 3B, Delivers Beauty by the Boxful

A Seattle-based skin care company brings beauty breakthroughs to your door
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Goodies from a 3B beauty box

Ke Chen, cofounder of 3B (Beauty Beyond Borders), says skin care in Asia is approached the same way the French think about food. “It’s an art form,” she says. Chen, whose Seattle-based subscription beauty box company launched last year, says this “art form” can include a 10-step cleansing ritual and feature innovative, exotic ingredients like bee venom and snail mucus to soothe and repair skin.

 

Chen has found that obtaining these elite Asian skin care products stateside takes time and research, which is why she’s offering them via a home subscription service ($15/month), which delivers a collection of Korean, Taiwanese and Japanese skin care samples, such as the Neogence Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Lotion from Taiwan and Leaders’ 7 Wonders Amazonian Acai Anti-Pollution Mask from South Korea. When subscribers find a product they can’t live without, they can shop for the full-size product on 3B’s website (the3bbox.com).

Local and national focus groups of bloggers, YouTubers and beauty influencers help Chen keep up on Asian skin care trends and determine what ends up in the boxes. You could say that 3B has skin in this game.