Best Of 2013

Best Local Jewelry Impacting the Fashion World

Sea of Bees

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Sea of Bees may be local, but the fantasy warrior motifs the jewelry calls upon seem to be making big splashes elsewhere, too. Sea of Bees has recently made appearances in fashion catalogs like Anthropologie’s winter gift guide and adorable blogs like the Dainty Squid. Lucky for us, we can find artist Stephanie Marie Smith’s often-replicated but never duplicated handiwork just by stopping by Mother Falcon. And though her woodland creature rings have been spotted on the fingers of Feist, her recent line of necklaces channel instead the hardened beauty of someone like Neko Case: timeless, fierce, bold and
stunning.