Photo by Ronit Fahl

Photo by Ronit Fahl

 

 

Beach Bones is a collection of jewelry designed and handcrafted by Nicolette Peterson at her home studio in Portland, OR.  Centered around hand-picked stones, Beach Bones partners with mother nature to highlight both the powerful qualities that make these gorgeous stones and the delicately personal nature in which we wear and treasure them as jewelry.

Peterson has always been in love with the ocean.  When she was young, her family moved from southern California to Portland, OR.  She made jewelry with shells she’d collected on her favorite beach as an ode to what she was leaving behind.  Each piece of her jewelry is inspired by this concept.  And while not every piece will be made with shells, Beach Bones balances the nuances of handmade artifact with current trends to make unique jewelry that allows you to carry something you love along with you, wherever you go.

Clockwise from the left: 1. Fur, animals of all kinds. 2. Beaches everywhere, shells, remnants of life. 3. Travel, exploration. 4. Frida Kahlo, Patti Smith, ancient cultures, strong women, androgyny. 5. My grandma, and Gemini sister, the one who taught me to make jewelry. 6. My workspace, my home, my cat, my tools and the people who used them before me. 7. Minerals, magic, supernatural. 8. The ocean, mother nature, the tide.

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