Nestled amongst the unique and diverse tenants of Crossley Street- Madame Virtue, Charles Edwards and Pellegrini’s is jewellery designer Lucy Folk’s boutique.
Once a dark store, busting at the seams with jewellery from various designers, the space is now light and bright and feels spacious, despite its tiny size, for now it only holds the work of one designer, Folk herself. White, gold and silver plates have been custom made for the space and cover the paint-chipped brick walls.
Folk’s partner Charlie Inglis, an architect (Inglis Archiects), has designed the space with her. Custom cabinets have been made with Folk’s corn chip handles to house her foodie jewels, which include everything from the original Pasta range to popcorn rings (Nibbles), corn chips on chunky chains (Nibbles), wish bone cufflinks, as well as crab claws and oyster pieces (Seafood) in gold and silver alongside the ever-popular Mexican friendship bracelets and a limited run taco clutch (Taqueria).
Folk does the design and production all locally from her studio at Pieces of Eight jewellery and object studios in North Fitzroy, so some piece are quite dear, but are always popular in our food frenzied city.
Like the designer, the space is petite and perky, perfect as the main retail outlet for Folk’s food-inspired jewellery, that can also be found at select stores around Melbourne (Alice Euphemia, Arabella Ramsay, and Pieces of Eight gallery).