Laura Kas (24) from Antwerp opened her pop-up store this week at Melkmarkt 21 in the center of Antwerp. There she sells homemade jewelry from her brand Lauri JWLRY. For seven days, customers can purchase all kinds of accessories that are normally only available online. Interested parties can shop in the pop-up store until November 12.
Laura studied for four years at the Higher Maritime School in Antwerp. But life at sea was not for her. “I always wanted to do something creative. A few years ago I happened to register for a jewelry workshop. That was so much fun that I started training at Kisp Adult Education in an evening school.”
Then the ball started rolling and she founded her own brand Lauri JWLRY. “I have been making jewelry for three years now. I thought it was time to show my work physically. That often says more than the photos on my website and my Instagram page. That’s why I opened this pop-up store,” Laura explains.
In the store you will find a range of accessories. “I make a lot of rings and necklaces. I also make earrings and earpieces. These are a type of earrings that you can put over your ear. I also make mouth pieces that you can hang on your lip or your nose.”
Laura developed her signature style during the corona pandemic. “During that period my lessons were canceled. This gave me a lot of time to experiment at home. Then I found my own style. “I get a lot of my inspiration from natural shapes such as the clouds or even a spot on the ground. I also use a lot of stones in all kinds of colors. My jewelry is not everyday, but for every day.”
You can visit Laura’s pop-up store every day between 10 am and 6 pm until November 12.