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Local Jewelers Tapped by Moen

Seattle jewelry designers Sarah Loertscher and Gina Pankowski made necklaces based on Moen faucets, and they're really cool.

By Laura Cassidy November 15, 2013

Inspiration comes from all over the place, right? Like maybe, the bathroom sink. Especially, perhaps, if we're asked to be inspired.

The North American sink specialists at Moen tapped (ha!) local jewelers Sarah Loertscher and Gina Pankowski to participate in their recently launched campaign. The idea behind the new push, as relayed to me by communications rep Jordan Testerman is, "just as a statement-piece necklace can transform your look, a statement-piece faucet can transform your bathroom."

Fair enough.

Exhibits A and B:

Moen's statement faucet, the Arris. Image courtesy Moen.

Local designer Sarah Loertscher designed this articulated necklace based on Moen's Arris faucet. Image courtesy Moen.

And exhibits C and D:

Moen print ad showing one of two statement necklaces by Gina Pankowski and the hardware that inspired it.

Pankowski told me via email, "When they approached me about the project I didn’t hesitate and felt the challenge would be fun. I’ve been through a couple remodels with my own home and my bathroom is a total sanctuary for me. I loved the process of designing it and choosing the right faucets was important!"

Loertscher and Pankowski were the only two American designers invited into the project.

To see more of Loertscher's work, check out the video below, and head to Click! Design that Fits on Saturday, November 30 from 11 to 5 where she'll share two new collections: Ridgeline and Parallels—each, in celebration of Small Business Saturday, 20 percent off for the day.

Videos featuring both designers and the Moen hardware are below.

Signature Moen sink hardware is sold in Seattle, but are the necklaces? You'll need to get in touch with the designers directly and ask them.



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