Shop Talk: Textiles & Sculptors Inspire ONE SIX FIVE’s Jewelry
Local jewelry artists Kaleigh Shrigley and Claire Lowe recently expanded their business to a Clintonville storefront. Established in 2014, ONE SIX FIVE previously lacked a large brick-and-mortar space to offer their goods. In November, Shrigley and Lowe opened the half-studio/half-shop ONE SIX FIVE space at 3171 N. High St.
Lowe’s background is fashion, and she met Shrigley while working at a retail store. Once Shrigley finished studying jewelry at CCAD, the pair took the plunge and launched ONE SIX FIVE. The name is a nod to Shrigley’s mom, as the numbers are her old home address – a place of significance in their relationship.
All of their handmade jewelry is gold-filled, sterling silver, or brass. All pieces start out as a long piece of wire or a large sheet of metal, and Lowe and Shrigley start sculpting and see where that leads them. They avoid looking at other jewelers, and rather turn to textile artists, illustrators, and sculptors for their inspiration.
The shop also offers a variety of small goods from local Columbus companies. Lipsticks from The Tart Peach, patches from These Are Things, pins from Mute & Gold, letterpress cards from And Here We Are, and candles from Olliver are a few of the small goods for sale in the ONE SIX FIVE shop, both online and in the storefront.
ONE SIX FIVE has participated in various popup markets, and has plans for a few others. Additionally, they hope to someday soon offer workshops in their retail space. Their products can also be found in Columbus at Dough Mama, Wexner Center Store, and The Sunroom. Nationally, their products are in stores in Oregon, Georgia, Texas, Washington, Wisconsin, Florida, New York, New Jersey, Minnesota, Massachusetts, California, Arizona, Alaska, Illinois, and Indiana.
All of their products are available online at onesixfivejewelry.com.