Raquel M. Soares' Reclaimed Wooden Jewelry Makes Avant-Garde Statement


Photo credit: Raquel M. Soares

When dressing up for drama, it's go big or go home. That's one mantra Portuguese designer Raquel M. Soares has taken to heart with her Boaba line of wooden jewelry, available at TOUCH. The bold statement pieces, guaranteed to elicit oohs and aahs, are showy not gaudy, daring without being ostentatious.

Made from reclaimed materials that range from quotidian to quirky (wooden spools, wooden rings, rubber gas tubes), Soares' pieces are undyed so their natural beauty shines through. And it's the way the individual components are strung together that makes these necklaces such attention hogs, whether they're balanced in a tight symmetry or let loose in a more haphazard arrangement.


Photo credit: Raquel M. Soares

Photo credit: Raquel M. Soares

Photo credit: Raquel M. Soares

Photo credit: Raquel M. Soares

Photo credit: Raquel M. Soares
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