pretty, pretty things in Portland

I’m not a big shopper, but I LOVE beautiful designed clothing and jewelry and art. I had the opportunity to visit Tilde shop in Sellwood when Jill Bliss did a tiny show there a few months ago – and fell in love with Debbe Hamada’s curation of lovely home and personal objects. It’s the only store I have ever told my husband “you can buy anything in here as a gift for me, and I am sure to love it.”

Recently, I was charmed to find Debbe had stocked some SkLO jewelry, handmade in Sonoma, California. These necklaces feature glass (!) bulbs and lightweight nautically color knotted string work; the one I picked up is basically the most interesting, yet wearable necklace I have ever seen.

Here’s what Debbe has to say in her newsletter about this work:

skLO We stumbled upon this new jewelry line during our summer travels. These are ‘pieces’ as my grandma would say. Showstoppers. And we think on special occasions you should pull out a showstopper. These particular beauties feature hand blown, clear glass and knotted linen designed by SkLO co-founder, Karen Gilbert. Karen’s work is shown in galleries and museums in the United States and Europe oft acquired for multiple permanent collections. Her work is rooted in craft with an educational resume that includes metal smithing at the California College of Arts and glassblowing at the Pilchuck Glass School. In shop and available now.

Here’s some more information from Karen Gilbert and SkLO about their current jewelry collection: LINK.

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