One of my favorite things about doing quarterly fashion is featuring local designers. As I was planning out this year’s fall fashion editorial, I happened to reconnect with local jeweler Maria Carter. I had used some of her pieces in a shoot for Seattle Met Bride & Groom about a hundred years ago. She and I strategized to meet up and look at her new work, which was perfect for our shoot — blocks of color used in sort of geometric and vaguely industrial ways, but overall, her aesthetic has that well-traveled feel (like, geographical travel and maybe time travel, too) that I seem to always respond to.
I made this video so that you could meet the jeweler behind the jewelry. The best place buy Maria’s work is on her Etsy site, and you’ll also find her at the Northwest Art Alliance Art & Fine Craft Show in November as well.