Serpentine is curated by Jesseca McCloskey in Portland, Oregon.
Jesseca grew up going to flea markets on the East Coast and has had a life long infatuation with treasure hunting and jewelry design. She's been creating jewelry for 15+ years and is most inspired by well-loved vintage finds that seem to have a story to tell. She seeks out heirloom quality pieces that often need a little tlc and restores/ transforms them so they can live their best new lives with you. Jesseca is particularly drawn to Art Deco, Victorian and Art Nouveau designs as well as anything celestial, astrological, sentimental (lockets!), superstitious (good luck charms!) and the occult.
The idea for this shop began as a big dream a few years ago when Jesseca was living in a tiny house, collecting pretty things in storage bins that piled up to the ceiling in the living room. Those pretty things eventually spawned a Pop Up space in the back of Porch Light from 2018 - 2020. We have a proper work space now (thank goodness), a real website (hooray!) and have grown to include multiple Pop Up locations... Shop our goods at Flutter, Woo and Antique Alley (case #19). You can also catch us in person at markets around town (Be sure to follow @shopserpentinepdx on instagram for event dates). Annnnnd if you didn't find what you were looking for here we have more jewels over at Depop and Etsy!