In The Studio: Modern Handmade Jewelry by Laura Jaklitsch
Laura Jaklitsch takes wood and, using her signature inlay technique, creates some of the coolest modern handmade jewelry pieces for her eponymous collection. What I love about studying Laura’s work is that the more you look, the more details you discover. These modern pieces are more than jewelry; they’re art you can wear. Like a lot of talented artists, Laura is gearing up for the busy autumn and winter seasons. Here’s what’s happening.
Handmade objects have soul. Because I design and make each piece by hand from start to finish, I can add little details like handmade findings that make my work unique.
What’s new in your shop for autumn?
For the fall (coming late September/early October) I have tons of new earrings and necklaces coming to the shop. Look for new color palettes, darker woods, and new earrings styles.
What’s the inspiration behind your newest pieces?
For my newest work, I was very lucky to receive a couple of boxes of cut-offs from other makers. I love how supportive and wonderful the craft community is.
I used the figuring and coloring of the exotic hardwoods as a jumping off point, and let the color palette evolve organically from there.
Why should customers choose handmade goods?
Handmade objects have soul. Because I design and make each piece by hand from start to finish, I can add little details like handmade findings that make my work unique. I can also work with my clients directly to make custom pieces – it’s that personal connection that you are not going to get with mass produced goods. My work reflects my values; It’s important to me that each piece is well crafted, built to last, and sustainable.