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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Starting retail price: $140
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
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