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Our Collection with Cluster Craft Jewellery Edition

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Cluster Craft Jewellery Edition is finally here! We are excited to exhibit alongside a phenomenal selection of contemporary artists with Cluster Craft at their annual Jewellery Edition in London this week! 

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Cluster supports designers and brands who are not afraid to be active, innovative and different. It is a platform that takes a unique approach towards exhibiting and experiencing the creative arts, bringing together a range of styles and imaginative individuals into an intimate collective setting. 

Developing this body of work, we wanted to celebrate the evolution of our knowledge and understanding of coral bleaching. If you’ve been following our work you know that we have been focused on generating awareness around climate change and coral bleaching for the majority of the year. Pulling and piecing together bits of research, design, and community it has been incredible to see how all of you have joined in our journey and shared the message behind Lot28. 

Last week we previewed three of the pieces we will be exhibiting this week and now we are here to share the other five! 

Sun Yellow Mini Polyp Hoops  & Coral Polyp Studs

Inspired by the coral polyp these studs and mini hoops can stand alone but also pair well with a large statement Superdrop or cocktail ring. Coral polyps are tiny soft bodied organisms. They are closely related to sea anemones and jellyfish. Polyps can survive on their own but also in spectacularly diverse clusters and reefs. 

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Periwinkle Superdrop Earrings 

A drop from the ocean, our Superdrop Earrings come straight from the water. With fluid and lightweight movement these earrings are make for a great statement look. Inspired by clusters of little coral polyps coming together to create the beginnings of a coral reef these earrings are a lightweight indicator to something larger. 

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Organelle Ring 

Whoa, now that’s a cocktail ring! Introducing the Organelle ring. Inspired by the vast specialized organism and structures that contribute to the health of our oceans comes a cocktail ring meant to initiate conversation! Most corals have clear translucent bodies. More often than not the brilliant colors corals are known for actually come from tiny algae called zooxanthellae. The algae live inside the coral tissue and produces pigments visible through the clear body of the polyp! 

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Bubble Ring 

A bloom of color and personality wrapped up into a ring. This ring is inspired by the phenomenal annual coral blooms. During annual coral blooms millions of reproductive cells are released into the ocean, join together, and spawn new coral polyps. The Bloom ring represents the beginning of new coral growth.

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The exhibition opened yesterday and we couldn’t be happier! Smack in the middle of the iconic cultural hotbed Brick Lane, the exhibition is open now through September 8th. The show is hosted at The Truman Brewery will take place during London Fashion Week

If you’re in London make sure to check out the exhibition. All of the work will be available for purchase alongside a fantastic selection of other contemporary jewellery. And, if you’re still hungry for more information about corals and coral bleaching check out this great video by National Geographic! 








Zero Waste Packaging!

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Week five of the Living Room, we are so excited to announce our new zero-waste packaging! Utilizing a reusable silicone food storage bag and an eco-friendly cloth as cushion you reuse every part of your Lot28 package. Along with reusable packaging you will find a multi functional thank you card and eco-friendly lifestyle tips! 

Inside Lot28 - Our New Partnership with Formlabs

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Our partnership with Formlabs has been a long time coming. When I decided to launch Lot28 a under a year ago I knew investing in my own Form2 printer was the first step. This was a major moment for Lot28, it was the first time that we could produce all of the work in-house from start to finish! We are delighted to announce our new partnership with Formlabs and their ambassador program! 

The Story of Lot28

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Cheers to week three of the Living Room!

Sitting here on the dock, listening to the water splash against the rocks and a cool breeze to offset the sun I figured it was only fitting to share the story of how the name Lot28 came to be. 

Let’s start from the beginning. 

A Dolphin and Turtle meet in the Lot28 Living Room

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Let's be real here, making and keeping genuine friends as an adult can be hard amidst the whirlwind that is life. A balancing act of work, staying active, and achieving our goals while not losing sight of the journey in between. 

Finishing up our year long residency in Savannah with SCAD we just moved back to Maine for the summer before moving into our new studio in Brooklyn. Taking a minute to reflect on our changing scenery and plans for the future, the topic of community was at the forefront of our conversation. 

We want to connect and share more with all of you! Enter the virtual Lot28 Living Room, a place to open a dialogue with the community that has grown around Lot28. Sharing the smorgasbord of information and experiences that make up who we are; from the podcast we’re listening to, books we’re reading, or as simple as the new color we’re feeling for the week. A place of weekly blurbs [ we won’t call it a full blown blog just yet ] about the content and topics we’re passionate about. 


So we thought, where better to start than the power of jewelry. Does a pair of earrings really have the ability to spark a new friendships? 


I have been a cult follower of Man Repeller since I can remember. Harling Ross, fashion editor at MR, posted an article last week that struck a chord with me. Broaching the subject of making friends as an adult coupled with a fitting metaphor of a new pair of aquatic earrings they launched [ which, of course, I had to have! ] 

A mismatched pair of dolphin and turtle enameled mini hoops, perfect for summer and packed with a swimming metaphor about friendship. We have the dolphin and the turtle. The dolphin known for its energetic and social personality [ the chatty Kathy of the group one might say]. And then the turtle, much softer, independent, quiet and a just a touch of a loner. Two individuals in the ocean of life that at face value seem polar opposite. [ But wait ] When given the chance, they make a great pair! The yin and yang of asymmetrical earrings forge a new friendship. 

It’s moments like these, even with a light hearted metaphor, that make us reconsider the potential of what often goes overlooked. Whether it is reconnecting with an old friend or taking a leap into the new and uncomfortable unknown, the dolphin and turtle are a step in the right direction. 

So next time you second guess reconnecting with a friend or dipping a toe into the unknown let your earrings be a friendly reminder to reach out and say hey

I will admit the thought crossed my mind, who am I to be writing a blog, but hey the dolphin and turtle didn’t know until they tried either right? Taking a step into uncharted waters, of dare I say blogging, welcome to the Lot28 Living Room!