Get to Know Shannon Koszyk at JCK Tucson 2015

Shannon Koszyk’s signature style celebrates dark and light, luxury and grit, and all types of medal, coins, and objects “that tell a cool story,” explains the Seattle-based jewelry designer exhibiting at booth No. L19 at JCK Tucson Feb. 2–7. Though Koszyk has been designing robust sterling and bronze pieces—all metals are available on request—with chunky chains and diamonds since 2007, she began targeting fine jewelry stores only in the past two years. Koszyk spent 10 years as a lifestyle retailer, rekindling her love with silversmithing after boredom set in. “I started making things that I liked and would want to wear,” she explains. Her craftiness also served as her entrée into lighting and furniture design, all pieces carrying the same “gothic Anthropology” styling found in her jewelry, she says. Koszyk hand oxidizes purchased chains and casts pieces locally, finishing them in-house for resale.

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Jewelry designer Shannon Koszyk

Jewelry designer Shannon Koszyk

Starting retail price: $140

Accounts: 40, including Élu with seven stores in Aspen, Colo.; Malibu and Montecito, Calif.; New York City; San Francisco; Chicago; and Los Angeles; and Blue Ruby in Vancouver, Canada.

Trade fairs: JCK Tucson, the Form Show New York in February, and the Currey and Co. Showroom at the Atlanta and High Point furniture shows

Retailer buy-in: $2,500

Contact: Shannon Koszyk, 206-547-0284

Snake earrings in silver by Shannon Koszyk

Serpent earrings in silver on 14k gold-fill ear wires, $170

Silver and onyx Joan of Arc coin necklace by Shannon Koszyk

Joan of Arc coin necklace in silver with matte-finished black tumbled onyx, $1,170

Diamond De Los Muertos Skull ring in silver with diamonds by Shannon Koszyk

De Los Muertos Skull ring in silver with diamonds, $4,145

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