DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT: SOPHIE MONET
This week I stopped by Sophie Monet’s Jewelry Showroom. She makes such unbelievable jewelry and her showroom in Venice is awesome! She hand makes everything herself and I love that she is a Venice girl! It always feels so good to support local shops and friends!
A little bit about Sophie and her brand — Sophie Monet is a line of jewelry designed and handcrafted in Venice, California. On a summer afternoon in 2009 the line began from a single piece of wood transformed into a ring with the help of her dad’s drill press. Sophie Monet jewelry is dedicated to taking a hands on approach to redefine modern luxury using exotic wood, precious stones and metals to create timeless pieces of handmade jewelry. Producing lo
“My designs are a mix of modern, artistic and versatile pieces you can wear for any occasion. I design and hand-craft everything in my Venice, CA studio, along side my dad and sculptor, John Okulick. My jewelry is a synthesis of my life. The wood represents Los Angeles and what I was surrounded by growing up. Whether it be the palm trees that line the streets from Venice to Santa Monica or my close family bonds, and the wood shop I spent my childhood in with my dad. I synthesize and sculpt the materials that surround me, bringing natural elements into different contexts.”