RED BANK: AT ICE, LOCAL ARTISTS SPARKLE

Some of the locally made jewelry featured at Ice. (Photos by Rebecca Desfosse. Click to enlarge)

By REBECCA DESFOSSE

Nestled in the heart of Monmouth Street in Red Bank, Ice takes costume jewelry to the next level by featuring the work of local up-and-coming artists.

Pieces of jewelry are displayed individually throughout the store in ways that allow for “each piece to get its own recognition,” according to store owner, Jack Hersh.

Alexis Gasiorowski, a 34-year-old attorney who lives in Red Bank and moonlights as a jewelry designer, makes her bracelets out of items such as bamboo found in Sea Bright, snake vertebrae – procured humanely, she said – African trade beads and lava beads, to name just a few.

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