Spotlight On: Cat Bates

February 25, 2019
by Alexis Adams
This coming weekend we welcome our favorite Mainer, Cat Bates, to the Oakland shop! To create his nautical- and nature-inspired designs Cat takes iconic items, like a found seagull bone or the functional oarlock of a boat, and distills them down to their most elemental forms before sand-casting in bronze. I was able to chat with Cat this week, asking him to elaborate on his process and inspirations. We are so excited to host Cat and his full line of unique, unisex adornments this weekend! CAT BATES TRUNK SHOW Saturday, March 2nd, 11am-6pm ESQUELETO Oakland 482 A 49th St. Oakland, CA 510 629 6216 Alexis: Your pieces are designed to be worn constantly, never taken off by the wearer. Over... Read More

Our Wonderful Week of Melee

February 12, 2019
by Alexis Adams
The Lauren Wolf Jewelry + ESQUELETO team just spent a bone-chillingly blustery week in NYC attending the fine jewelry trade show, Melee. Founded by Lauren and bestie (and ESQ artist) Rebecca Overmann, Melee is held bi-annually in the gorgeous High Line Hotel in Chelsea. This was the 4th season of the to-the-trade-only show, which features 48 fine jewelry designers exhibiting their collections for buyers and the press. We love visiting with the designers we carry in ESQUELETO, getting to see (and try on!) their newest pieces in person, and catch up over a flute (or two) of champagne. Keep your eyes peeled for beautiful new items coming soon from ESQ favs Scosha, Wwake, Rebecca Overmann,... Read More

COZY SELECTS FROM THE HOME STORE

January 11, 2019
by Alexis Adams
New year, new home! This time of year, full of resolutions and intentions, we tend to gravitate towards bettering our selves and our spaces. Freshen up your dwelling with these curated collectibles from our new ESQUELETO Home shop in Los Feliz, LA. Just a few simple updates and your home will feel exciting and new for 2019! Shop our newest home goods in person! ESQUELETO Home 4618 Hollywood Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90027

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

December 21, 2018
by ESQUELETO TEAM
Happy Holidays from the whole team at ESQUELETO! We want to extend our most sincere gratitude to all of our customers and the artists who share their gifts with us — many of whom traveled to Los Angeles and Oakland this year to showcase their products in-person at trunk shows and gallery openings in 2018. We truly appreciate all of you, our community, and wish you health, adventure, and peace in the new year. Cheers to 2019! HOLIDAY HOURS: Oakland: 482 A 49TH St Oakland, CA 94609 DEC 21ST 10am-7pm DEC 22ND 10am-7pm DEC 23RD 10am-6:30pm DEC 24TH 10am-5pm CHRISTMAS DAY ... Read More

GRAND OPENING: ESQUELETO HOME

December 3, 2018
by Alexis Adams
Please join us for the GRAND OPENING PARTY of our newest ESQUELETO location, dedicated to unique goods for the home. Thursday, December 6th 4:00 to 7:00 music! libations! raw vegan snacks by Solar Return! and a bevy of beautiful and singular ceramics + lighting + textiles + furniture + artwork all curated with the ESQUELETO aesthetic 4618 Hollywood Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90027 323 522 6484

THANKSGIVING TABLE

November 19, 2018
by Alexis Adams
It’s almost Thanksgiving! The ESQUELETO staff are all looking forward to spending the day with our loved ones in celebration of family, friendship, and good food. If you’re hosting this year, welcoming your family and friends into your home to celebrate the blessing of togetherness, then creating an inviting and cozy Thanksgiving table can seem like a daunting task. Below you’ll find some of our favorite items that add a casually elegant California charm to any table, and we have many more finds in our brand new ESQUELETO Home shop! Pop into our newest location, on Hollywood Blvd in Los Feliz, for those last-minute decorative touches. ESQUELETO Home 4618 Hollywood Blvd. Los Angeles,... Read More

LOOKBOOK SNEAK PEEK

November 13, 2018
by Jessie Zechnowitz
As we head into the holiday season and the lack of light that comes with it, ESQUELETO prepares to drop our latest lookbook in all its dusky glory. For this moody look, our models included the serpentine variety… snakes coiled their reptilian curves around our gleaming gems for an edgy feel with plenty of bite! We had a great time working with our friends at the East Bay Vivarium, who supplied the talent, and obviously had mad snake handling skills. We were also stoked to collaborate with our go-to lookbook photographer, Ramon Felix, as well as our very own LA manager, Alexis Adams and her magnificent mitts. Keep an eye out for the complete spread, launching online and in print in... Read More

Phenomenal Females Trunk Shows

October 29, 2018
by Alexis AdamsP
We are so thrilled to bring the collections of two of our favorite designers to the Oakland shop for trunk shows over the coming two weeks. First up, we have the newest addition to the Oakland shop, Amali Jewelry, popping in for a trunk show this Sunday, November 4th from 11am-5pm! Designer Sara Freedenfeld incorporates intricate goldwork details with colorful, finely set stones – melding the magic of mother nature with a luxury finish. Whether it’s a delicate woven chain necklace with diamond and opal accents, perfect for layering up, or super-statement white topaz earrings, begging to be worn for a night on the town, you’re sure to find a piece to treasure forever within Sara’s... Read More

Double Trouble Trunk Shows

October 16, 2018
by Alexis Adams
This weekend we have TWO amazing trunk shows scheduled in both of our locations. The inimitable Polly Wales will be joining us in our Los Angeles shop Saturday + Sunday, and we’ll have the incredible TAP by Todd Pownell collection in our Oakland shop on Saturday. All of the jewelry in the TAP collection is handmade by a team of talented craftspeople creating out of a live/work studio in Ohio. The collection is a celebration of the universal order of the natural world – manifested in metal and stone. Polly Wales has grown a cult following for her signature technique, an unusual process that casts gemstones directly into molten gold to create lush organic forms. Unlike more traditional... Read More

Meet Jennie Kwon!

September 10, 2018
by Alexis Adams
We are so thrilled to be hosting Jennie Kwon for a trunk show in our Los Angeles shop this coming Saturday. It will be our very first trunk show with the Los Angeles native, whose jewelry we have long admired. Jennie’s designs are delicate and effortless, but never understated – these are modern and cool pieces that are comfortable to wear. We’ve highlighted some of our favs below, but Jennie’s line is very extensive – don’t miss this opportunity to shop her full collection in person! If you are looking for a delicate wedding band or a pop of color for your lobes, mark your calendars now. Light refreshments will be served, natch. Stop into our Echo Park shop from 11am to 6pm... Read More