Where: Bottlehouse in Madrona
What: The spring launch of Irene Wood’s jewelry collection, History and Industry. The local artist builds geometric, color-blocked necklaces and bracelets that don’t mind asking for the room they need. You could file them under ‘bib necklaces’ or ‘statement pieces,’ either way, these bold but lightweight wood- and resin-bead structures are capable of taking basics to new places and tying together experimental outfits made of multiple patterns, prints, and shades.
A casual investigation of Wood’s work turns up abstract paintings, and then you understand where the color play comes from. Wood told me it’s a lifelong obsession that began with Crayons. Clasp on a piece like Birds of Paradise and you can feel that youthful good time vibe; on the other hand, Zelda is quieter, and perfect for softly breaking clean lines.
When: Saturday, February 25 from 2–4.