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Modern Architecture in Jewelry with ArchetypeZ

Today’s shop, ArchetypeZ, has some very modern and architectural designs, which makes sense because the shop owner, Alia, has degrees in Architecture from Berkeley and UCLA.  When you browse her shop you will find some amazing structural pieces like the one below, made entirely from felted wool.

Wool Felt Triangles Bracelet from ArchetypeZ

Alia explains her process in some wonderfully detailed descriptions so you know exactly what you are getting.  She explains that even though she has some entirely handmade items, a lot of her stuff is designed as she would design a lifesize architectural structure and then laser cut to the scale size jewelry.  For example, look at this bracelet and ring:

Black Geometric Bracelet from ArchetypeZ

Bamboo Hexagon Ring from ArchetypeZ

Alia explains that even though the ring appears to be made from several smaller hexagon shapes, it is actually cut from a single piece of bamboo wood.  Both pieces are absolutely amazing and very intricate.  Looking through the ArchetypeZ shop, it was very difficult to find a favorite piece because every design is unique and stunning.  I hope you will stop by Alia’s shop and take a look around.