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Holiday Pop-Up Shop Artistry Highlights Local Jewelry Design

Killer ring from Lauren Passenti.
Killer ring from Lauren Passenti.

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Through Christmas Eve, five Greater Boston jewelry designers will be selling their wares at a South End pop-up shop appropriately titled Artistry. The designers are staffing the 53 Dartmouth Street spot themselves, available to indulge customers with fun facts and inspiration notes on each piece.

A couple of our favorites are Lauren Passenti, who is inspired by industrial decay and employs wildly cool geodes and other unusual materials in her work, and Sophie Hughes, who specializes in sculptural jewelry formed with a simple hammer and anvil.

With a growing pro-local movement and more indie options than ever, Bostonians are straying from cookie cutter and instead cherishing unique, quality goods. Tell us: will you be shopping local this holiday season?
· Work of Artistry: Indie Holiday Gift Ideas [The Phoenix]
· Lauren Passenti [Official Site]
· Sophie Hughes [Official Site]
· Artistry [Official Site]


53 Dartmouth Street, Boston, MA 02116