Altar is known for having an abundance of jewelry in an extremely broad range of medias. Metal smithed pieces that have been hand-carved, cast, cut with a jeweler’s saw, and etched with extreme refinement alongside fine uses of stones and inlays, as well as simpler, more ready to wear pieces that bump up your everyday look in stunning ways. Amid this cascade of remarkable manufacturers, we are always thrilled to release work that employs a different set of techniques and aesthetic range.
This month, we added a new line from Portland, OR called Lu in the Frey, handmade by painter and jeweler, Sydney Wasser-Bol. We love the color stories in this line and the use of a woven technique called brick stitch. The earrings are weighted beautifully and drape with a stunning movement using the highest quality of glass Japanese seed beads along with vintage African brass trade beads. The earring hooks are handmade with 20 gauge gold fill wire to abate most metal allergies. The woven beaded elements are also fused with beautiful brass components and gorgeous architectural silhouettes.
The aesthetic range feels both modern and bohemian, and offers a mix of different shapes and sizes. We could see these pieces pairing beautifully with simple, solid garments, or styled with a big, comfy sweater as a way to elevate your Fall/Winter wardrobe.
Check this line out next time you’re in the shop!