Summer Travel Essentials

July 9, 2018
by Alexis Adams
Pack your bags, it’s time for fun in the sun! Whether you’re headed for a blanket on the beach, a hike in the woods, or just lounging poolside all day long (my personal summertime heaven), these summer staples will keep you chic and cool through all your summertime travels. SHARK TOOTH NECKLACE by Pade Vavre A perennial staff favorite here at ESQUELETO, this is the ultimate summer necklace! Crafted from a real prehistoric shark’s tooth, each necklace is totally unique and will bring a beachy summertime vibe all year long. AQUA STRIPE SHAWL by Garza Marfa For when those cool coastal breezes give you a little chill, throw on this lightweight striped scarf, made from... Read More

IN THE GALLERIES

July 2, 2018
by Jessie Zechnowitz
July is the final month to see the current exhibits in our galleries! Both artists on view celebrate incidents of “defeat” or “imperfection” as meaningful insights into the subconscious. Accidents are kismet. Failure is victory. On view in LA, John Sheppard’s revolutionary ceramics subvert typical ceramic tendencies by eschewing the realms of sculpture and pottery. Instead, Sheppard’s work inhabits a 2-D space, generally reserved for paintings and tapestry. His wall hangings possess a spare, modern sensibility that evokes elemental vibes by showcasing fissures and crackle glazes paired with metallic, bone, and obsidian hues. Sheppard’s embrace of wabi-sabi aesthetics is... Read More

My Jewelry Box: Danica Stamenic

May 21, 2018
by by Alexis Adams
Welcome to our second installment of our new blog feature, My Jewelry Box, where we chat with some of our favorite (and most stylish!) customers about their personal collections, their relationship to their jewelry, and their thoughts on adornment and the act of collecting. Danica has an amazing personal collection, heavy on the ESQUELETO artists (Danica used to be the manager of our Oakland shop!), including her Sarah Swell wedding band, everyday gold studs by Adeline, and lots of big + bold silver stingray pieces by Lauren Wolf. Danica’s jewelry box (or jewelry roll rather – easier to keep away from prying toddler hands!) mixes these statement contemporary designs with family... Read More

PUSH GIFTS

May 14, 2018
by Jessie Zechnowitz
Giving birth is one of the greatest gifts of all, but let’s be real, no one deserves a little spoiling more than your baby mama. With Mother’s Day still fresh in our minds, we decided to put together a little list of post-birth gifts for moms-to-be! DIAMOND LIGHT NECKLACE Communion by Joy Mothers are as strong as diamonds, and this delicate diamond necklace is a strong symbol of that inner power. TRIO RING by Scosha You, me, and baby makes three! For first-time parents, this little diamond triumvirate is a sweet way to celebrate your new status as a power trio. GOLD KITE STUDS by Adeline For new moms, sparkly and dangly earrings are too tempting for baby to... Read More

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY

May 8, 2018
by Alexis Adams
Happy Mother’s Day! We love Mother’s Day because it’s a day to show off our magnificent mommies and let them know how special we think they are. Here are some of our staff’s own gorgeous moms and grandmas, that we love so much. And don’t forget to shower your mom with flowers + gifts this year! Bring her into either of our brick + mortar locations on Mother’s Day to receive a beautiful blossom with every purchase. Out-of-towners can still shop online for our fav mom-worthy presents, shipped straight to her door with our complimentary gift-wrap. We’ll even upgrade every order (placed by Wednesday at 3pm PST) to free 2nd Day shipping. Please select ground shipping at... Read More

MOTHER’S DAY GIFT GUIDE

April 30, 2018
by Alexis Adams
Though we should shower our mothers with love and affection every day of the year, let’s face it – we can never show mom enough appreciation for all that she does! That’s why Mother’s Day means so much; it’s one day to show her that we’ve noticed all the amazing ways that she cares for us all year long. Local shoppers can pop into our Oakland and Los Angeles brick + mortar locations on Sunday May 13th to pick up a free blossom for Mom with every purchase. And out-of-towners can shop our online gift guide for all of our suggestions for the most mom-worthy gifts. Ship them straight to her door with our complimentary gift wrap! STINGRAY GODDESS by Lauren Wolf You know... Read More

MY JEWELRY BOX: JUSTINE MALICK

April 24, 2018
by Alexis Adams
This week we are launching a new blog feature, My Jewelry Box, where we chat with some of our favorite (and most stylish!) customers about their personal collections, their relationship to their jewelry, and their thoughts on adornment and the act of collecting. First up is Silver Lake-based Justine Malick, an accomplished yoga + pilates instructor and all-around movement explorer and body adventurer. Through her classes at Wanderlust in Hollywood and Samarasa Center right here in Echo Park, Justine strives to teach respect for the body by creating a safe and playful environment for students to explore mind-body connection as well as develop a keener sense of awareness both on and off the... Read More

CELEBRATING EARTH DAY

April 16, 2018
by Marisela Feldman
APRIL 22, 1970: America’s first Earth Day. Twenty million Americans demonstrate across the country in an effort to pressure the government into creating the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). DECEMBER 1970: Congress authorizes the EPA, new organization dedicated to protecting human health and the environment. Earth Day is a celebration of the power of the people and our collective respect for the environment. While metalsmithing and gemstone mining is a historically opaque and dirty business, emerging and established designers are changing this by employing new techniques and processes, joining organizations, and taking action to remedy the negative impacts of the jewelry... Read More

IN THE GALLERIES

April 2, 2018
by Jessie Zechnowitz
This April brings fresh art into both shops! First up is Stephanie Del Monte, an artist working in wood, wool, and cotton rope to create handcrafted wall hangings that are imbued with spirit and intention. In the Oakland space Stephanie will be showcasing her new series, ANGELS, on Friday, April 6th from 5:30 to 8pm. At ESQUELETO LA, Luke Forsyth will exhibit colored pencil + oil pastel drawings, taking as his subject the interior spaces and objects of the American West. Luke’s work is rendered in a fantasy palette of candy colors – a total treat for the eyes! Join us in LA for the opening reception celebrating Luke’s new drawings on April 13th from 4pm to 7pm.

Real Wedding: Liz + Oliver

March 19, 2018
by Alexis Adams
Alexis: I got to know Liz (in-person at the L.A. shop) and Oliver (remotely, over email) quite well over the months leading up to their engagement and wedding. I loved working with them so much! I thought their story was really special, and I asked Liz to share their engagement story and rather epic honeymoon “adventure”. Liz: We had planned for my parents to visit his family in snowy Montana for New Year’s and while we didn’t say it exactly, I suspected we would get engaged with everyone there to celebrate – we were living in Ethiopia at the time, so it was a special occasion for everyone to be together. New Year’s Eve was as magical and snowy as... Read More