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Irene Wood Accessories Launch

Get your color on.

By Laura Cassidy February 24, 2012

Seattle native Irene Wood’s History and Industry line is all about bold, color-blocked statement pieces.

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.

History and Industry is available via Wood’s site, and she just delivered a few pieces to Far 4, but you can’t beat a launch party like this one for selection and interaction.

When: Saturday, February 25 from 2–4.

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