2ETN is a jewelry design label created by husband-wife dream team Ed Novinsky and Pamela Tuohy. The label combines Novinsky’s miniature drawings and paintings and Tuohy’s metal, jewel and beadwork to create serious showstoppers. Whether a skull cuff or hummingbird necklace, a 2ETN piece promises to attract attention. Because of this, 2ETN has received a lot of press; it has been featured in W Magazine, Elle Accessories and Nylon just to name a few. While gaining popularity in the fashion world, 2ETN has not lost its soul. Not only does the label use reclaimed metals and ethically sourced stones, but a percentage of all sales go to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation’s Adopt-a-Buffalo Campaign. This collection of fine one-of-a-kind work comes out of Sacramento, California, which is Novinsky and Tuohy’s home. That being said, 2ETN is available for custom work, but what is more exciting for Seattleites is that the label’s jewelry is being sold at Curtis Steiner in Ballard.
Curtis Steiner is a local artist and the namesake of his Ballard store. One of his pieces entitled 1000 Blocks is in the collection at the Seattle Arts Museum. His store at 5349 Ballard Ave NW fits in perfectly with the quaint shops and restaurants of the block. The store offers primarily jewelry and cards, but the drawers of his display furniture can be opened to reveal further treasures—a cabinet of curiosities if you will. The store is open and light, while showcasing its jewelry and other items in beautifully creative ways. It is also worth mentioning that it throws small events and parties. There is in fact one this Saturday, November 10 beginning at 7pm: “Curtis Steiner Presents a Paper Performance by Patty Grazini Portraying Miss Elizabeth Lyska: The Tallest Girl in the World.” Whether going to a gathering or not, the store comes highly recommended—perfect for those days when you wish to treat yourself to a little (or totally extravagant) something.
For more information visit the 2ETN site: http://www.2etn.com/