Located at 270 Concord Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138 . 617.645.0648 / 508.681.5573
“TWO GORGEOUSLY artistic women — jewelry designer Nicole Rueda-Watts and floral designer LauraJean Pecci— have come together to create an ode to all that is beautiful at Observatory. Nestled among a handful of other retail gems, the boutique opened quietly last year and is flourishing. Offerings include locally designed, handmade jewelry, including pieces by Rueda-Watts, fresh flowers and plants hand-picked by Pecci, and vintage home furnishings.” Marni Katz, Boston Globe
Nicole Rueda Watts
After completing a mentorship in metal working in the highly-respected Mexican artist community of San Miguel de Allende, NYX designer Nicole Rueda-Watts returned to the US with the drive and inspiration necessary to develop her own unique jewelry line. With the goal of seamlessly blending meticulous metalworking with elements of nature, the eclectic collection combines bohemian whimsy and refined elegance.
Each design element is thoughtfully selected; from the forms of the adorning feathers, beading, or tassels to the intricate detailing of the metalwork and clasps. The result is a line of jewelry that can beautifully accent a plain white t-shirt while also delicately embellishing the most high-end couture gown.
While NYX designs are clearly influenced by the ever-developing world of fashion, Rueda-Watts seeks to inspire strength and individuality through her jewelry. “I feel that there is a nice balance of femininity and strength in my work and I feel a lot of women respond to that balance. Fashions come and go, but if there is true integrity in a piece; which I believe comes from inspiration, whimsy, and possibly darkness, then that piece will always have a voice, ” -designer, Nicole Rueda-Watts
Designed and manufactured in Boston, MA, NYX designs are created with a variety of materials including sterling silver, suede and rooster feathers. Sold online and in select boutiques nationwide, the collection ranges in price from $125 – $575.
LauraJean is a floral designer and event stylist. She utilizes the beauty of nature, and the wild to create unique, lush, and textural floral designs and one of a kind stylized events. Her work has been featured in several publications, and can be further viewed in detail on her website- www.ljfloral.com. Through her floral studio at Observatory Boutique, LauraJean provides fresh floral arrangements, installations, and designs for weddings, events, home and business delivery, and more. To inquire about her services, please contact her here.