In Spanish, esqueleto means “skeleton.”
But in an effort to be less morbid, we’ve come up with some new definitions for Oakland’s curated wonderland of jewelry, art, and accessories.
1. A boutique, open softly now, from New York-turned-local jewelry designer Lauren Wolf.
2. A former stable remade into a cool, whitewashed space, with bucolic-meets-desert decor (skeletal animal heads, cacti and succulents, rustic metal and wood fixtures).
3. Wolf’s shop featuring a tempting collection of her often one-of-a-kind designs (cast silver sea urchin hoops, pyrite bead collar, chunky zeolite ring with stingray claw setting).
4. A holistic assortment from choice local (Rebecca Overmann, Sarah Swell, Jessica Winzelberg) and indie (All for the Mountain, T. Kahres, and Clare Vivier coming soon) brands, with a takeaway for everyone (SF-based Bella Bigsby’s charming prints at $4 and up).
Used in a sentence: Make no bones about it, go to Esqueleto now.
Esqueleto, 482a 49th Street, at Telegraph Avenue, Oakland. To see Wolf’s work, go to laurenwolfjewelry.com.