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Painter Irene Wood's jewelry collection inspired by ancient royalty and tribal wear.

Painter Irene Wood makes abstract works exploring growth, displacement and decay. But when it came to the Seattle-based artist’s first serious jewelry collection, inspired by accessories of ancient Greco-Roman, Egyptian and African royalty, she delved into wearable art with a much brighter perspective. Strands of geometric beads come in eye-popping primary hues, natural wood, stone finishes, metallic and clear plastic, in both monochromatic and multi-colored …