"I absolutely love it when designers who specialize in local/brick-and-mortar retail open an online shop. It not only allows regional designers to extend their reach but also gives me a chance to celebrate designers that I wouldn’t perhaps get to recognize without a web presence. I’ve been a fan of Emily from Sword & Fern’s jewelry for as long as I can remember, and visiting her amazing Portland shop was a weekly ritual of mine a few summers ago. In addition to the incredible jewelry she designs herself (one of her necklaces never left my neck for a solid year), she has a great eye for artwork, found objects and interesting stones and materials. So I was thrilled to see that she recently opened a webshop where you can find her designs as well as other pieces from local Portland designers. I’ve got my eye on the super minimalist screenprints and beaded necklaces above, but there’s plenty more to check out on the site... Congrats, Emily! xo, grace"
-Design*Sponge, 2013

"If you’re looking for some unconventionally beautiful, hand-made jewelry to complement your Alternative basics, look no further. Founder and Designer Emily Baker is known for combining natural and found materials with the latest jewelry trends to create one-of-a-kind pieces with a sustainable spin. Based in Portland, Oregon, the Seattle-native knew early on that she had an eye for design. As a child she loved creating seashell necklaces while at the beach. Today, Baker creates fine pieces that are anything but ordinary, incorporating reclaimed materials such as old car parts, recycled glass and metal, shell, leather, driftwood and vintage chains, just to name a few. Inspired by art, music and nature, Baker’s current line was made with the sandy beaches and wooded forests of her childhood in mind." 

-Alternative Apparel Street Style Blog, 2011

The shop+studio and Emily's jewelry designs have been featured in these select press pieces:
Elle Japan, January 2014
Refinery 29
12 Hrs.
Sunset Magazine, December 2013
Trip Planner Japan
Ace Hotel Blog, November 5, 2013
Portland Monthly, November 2013
Nothing Major, October 9, 2013
Featured Boutique on The Etsy Blog, August 7, 2013
Design*Sponge, March 19, 2013
Ace Hotel Blog, November 11, 2012
Listed on EcoSalon's "The Ultimate list of Sustainable Jewelry Designers, 2012."
Sunset Magazine, Editor’s picks October 2011
New York Times, August 25, 2011
Cool Hunting, January 13, 2010
Time Out Chicago, August 25th, 2010
Portland Mercury, August 26, 2010
NYLON Magazine, October 2010
Design*Sponge, July 21, 2009
New York Times.com/The Insider, October 15, 2009
Read the articles by style and fashion editor of The Portland Mercury, Marjorie Skinner, for in-depth interviews about Emily's process and the brick and mortar's last days on East Burnside street in 2014