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).

 

Score Edgy Cotton Basics at Downtown's Do The Extraordinary

Score Edgy Cotton Basics at Downtown's Do The Extraordinary

Downtown apparel and accessories shop DTE offers a little something extra
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An in-store vault opens to reveal secret speakeasy, Blind Tiger

The newest retail outpost from fashion collaborators Justin Kercher and former Seahawks running back Shaun Alexander is offering downtown shoppers the opportunity to “Do The Extraordinary.” Taking over the 6,000-square-foot space on Sixth Avenue and Olive Way that previously housed European Antiques, Do The Extraordinary (DTE) opened last fall and is a lifestyle boutique for men and women offering locally designed, handmade, ready-to-wear clothing and accessories for the fashion-forward Seattleite. The brand’s edgy cotton basics come in black, white and various shades of gray, and include muscle T-shirts and sporty sweats for men, and tunics and dresses for women.

“DTE is really about the customers and creating an experience,” Kercher says. The space combines influences of the Seattle outdoors with urban design. Blow-torched sequoia tree tables and painted antlers flank vintage couches and hand-poured cement floors. Hidden behind the cash register area, speakeasy Blind Tiger, designed by Kercher and his family, is set up for private events and intimate concerts featuring local bands and DJs. DTE’s fall lineup includes several album release parties as well as a fall/winter fashion show.

The store’s upcoming events will “take [the retail experience] to another level,” says Kercher. Downtown, 1810 Sixth Ave.; dotheextraordinary.com