There’s a sweet story behind this local boutique selling boho chic, nature-inspired handmade jewelry. Read on for more.
Cincy Chic: What is Studio 7Thirteen?
Lauren Baracz, Founder of Studio 7Thirteen: Studio 7 Thirteen Jewelry and Boutique has a quaint and homey feel when you walk in, yet still incorporates the boho chic, nature-inspired style that my jewelry reflects. My jewelry has always felt like a small piece of myself in every design that I have created and I wanted the Boutique to have that same feel. I spend so much time on finding the right products, styles and creating the proper aesthetic.
Cincy Chic: What’s the inspiration behind it?
Baracz: I grew up with a love for the arts. I was always active in school in drawing, painting, fashion, pottery and photography. However, it wasn’t until I took a beginners jewelry class that I found my real niche and love for jewelry design. Everyday I am able to learn something new about the industry and the jewelry making process.
I am often asked about the name Studio 7Thirteen and what inspired that. I am adopted and was born on April 7, and the day I was able to leave the hospital and go home with my parents was April 13, also known as my “Gotcha Day.” So the name is very special to me and constantly reminds me of the love, support, and encouragement of my parents and family, which has gotten me to where I am today.
Cincy Chic: When did you launch Studio 7Thirteen?
Baracz: In November 2019 I expanded my small business from our garage and opened a little boutique.
Cincy Chic: What do you carry in your store?
Baracz: My shop features all my handmade jewelry along with clothing, bags, gifts, candles, and more. More recently, I added fresh flowers to the items that I offer. I have a curbside Flower Hut set up outside with premade grab-and-go bouquets. Inside I have a flower bar set up with single stems for a more personalized, build-your-own bouquet option. I also try to do deliveries once a week, plus I offer arrangements for events and parties.