Featured: Eric Saeter


Seattle Magazine featured Hitchcock Madrona artist Eric Saeter in their online article, “Seattle’s Stunning Modern Jewelry Movement”! (The author also listed Hitchcock Madrona as a place to find jewelry made by local designers.)

A Seattle-based artist, Saeter started his line Jewelry by Eric Saeter in 2008. His designs are made entirely out of either refined gold or sterling silver, and all his pieces have an organic feel to them that speaks to Eric’s interest in the surreal and in nature. Instantly recognizable, Eric’s work testifies to his unique point of view and place in the fashion world.


Outfit of the Day: I’ve got Sunshine (Pants) on a Cloudy Day


I am trying to inspire the sunshine with my clothing choices. But, it is still pretty gloomy (but, yeah, no snow!) in Seattle. Maybe that is why I look like I am angry in this photo?


Faceted onyx and gold plated sterling drop earrings by Hitchcock Madrona.


Two medallion necklaces by Shannon Koszyk (shortest and longest). Pyrite and labradorite layering necklaces by Hitchcock Madrona. Onyx and sterling silver ring by Crystal Hartman.


Sterling silver cuff by Crystal Hartman. Gold plated sterling “oyster” ring by Eric Saeter.



Obsession: Top Button & Statement Necklace

Do we all agree that the top button MUST be buttoned?  Yes, okay good.  But now, how do we wear necklaces??!  Collared shirts are always a bit tricky with necklaces – usually the necklace falls inside the collar on your skin.  If you want to button up your oxford a bigger necklace worn almost like a bow tie works well.  I thought this red tuxedo blazer and pressed shirt combo was a good palette to show how I wear a necklace with a high, buttoned up collar.

Amazing cooper “waterfall” necklace by Xenia Mara.  This piece is sooooo fabulous.  It works with literally everything (believe it or not!).  I love this necklace with just an athletic grey v-neck t-shirt, as much as with a silk cocktail dress a la Helmut Lang.  The chains reach all the way to your belly button (can I say button one more time in this post!?) and so I thought it would be cool to button (there I go again!) up the blazer too.  The necklace then disappears within the blazer.

Crocheted sterling silver and cotton thread necklace by Venessa Arizaga.  Evil doily or spider web?  Either way – yes!

I cannot stop wearing my MOSCOT frames.  They have become an essential in my fall wardrobe.

I chose the Pamela Love arrowhead necklace to show a more delicate look with a buttoned collar.  This works because the pendant has some weight.  It can’t be too delicate or the collar will be too strong.  The necklace also has to be over 18″ long.

I stuck with the arrowhead necklace to wear all day and paired it with dramatic earrings that play off the crude/organic vibe of the necklace.  These earrings are so unique!  They are made by Karazi Design, a new artist to Hitchcock Madrona.  I need to do a proper post on her work but for now check out these hand-carved antler (traditional Balinese design) earrings set in gold plated sterling silver.  Obsessed!

Sterling silver spine ring by Michael Spirito (middle finger) and sterling silver, moonstone and pink tourmaline snake ring also by Michael Spirito.

Let me see your top button and statement necklace combinations – post photos on our Facebook page!



Fashion Flashback: Splash!

Do you remember Daryl Hannah emerging from the ocean in Splash?  We do!

Necklaces (top to bottom): 1) Vintage Coral and brass chain by hitchcock Madrona. 2) “Sunken Treasure Necklace” comprised of chandelier crystal and vintage elements by Subversive Jewelry.  This looks like it was found at the bottom of the ocean!

Rings (left to right): 1) Snake ring by Eric Saeter (Kate’s own). 2)  “Oyster Ring” also by Eric Saeter.

Bracelets (left to right): 1) Vintage chain and pearl by Xenia Mara (another new one!). 2) Vintage Bakalite found by hitchcock Madrona.



What I’m Wearing Today…

I know Erica has already posted about the new 14K Yellow Gold Delicate hitchcock Madrona rings but I am so obsessed with the three I ordered for myself  that I can’t help but post again… they are perfection, they are my new go-to, everyday, staple. I’m already considering getting a few more… I told you: obsessed!

14K Yellow Gold Delicate Rings, hitchcock Madrona $135 (worn on pinky, middle, and ring fingers) Eric Saeter, Snake Ring, personal (worn on thumb)

Also feeling a little Spring-ier (weather excluded) wearing the scarf I picked up in Paris last summer at the Sandro men shop and my new Essie nail color in Geranium.

Bisou, bisou,


What I’m Wearing Today…

I was really feeling silver today, I love how you can seriously load on the silver and still not look TOO gaudy. Minimalist I am not…

On my finger: Eric Saeter, Silver Oyster Ring, $395

On my neck: Knight & Hammer, Silver Skulls Necklace (doubled), $850

Pamela Love, Silver Day of The Dead Necklace, $125

Knight & Hammer, Fleur de Lis Necklace, $800

Natalia Brilli, Fringe Leather & Chain Necklace, $595

Bisou, bisou,


What I’m Wearing Today…

It has been such a nasty day… and there is nothing like rainy Seattle winter weather to make me want to stick with comforts: 1. My new Christmas faux raccoon fur vest (so cozy), 2. Some Tom Kha soup for lunch (not pictured but thanks Naam Thai!), 3. A little lounge time in the coolest, comfiest velvet chair ever, and 4. My new ALL TIME favorite ring here at hitchcock: Eric Saeter’s new Snake Ring! Take a closer peak:

and a closer peak:

Eric Saeter, 22k Gold Vermeil Snake Ring, $425

hitchcock Madrona, 18k Gold Black & Champagne Diamond Stacking Rings, $325 & $395

I am crushing so hard on this snake ring, it is beyond beautiful.

Stay dry out there,

Bisou, bisou,