Hi! I’m Lizz, creator and designer of Lily In Flux, Adventurous Jewelry for The People. Since 2009, I have been creating and sharing my jewelry with the world. I believe that making something that enhances another person’s life, however small a difference it makes, enhances my life and adds to the overall joy in the world. I transform stones, fossils, crystals, organic materials, and found objects into wearable art. Although I make each piece in the present, my jewelry often feels like it’s from the past: ancient artifacts excavated from some sunken treasure ship. Every winter, I travel to the fantastical Tucson Gem Show to hand-select the materials for my jewelry. From huge rough crystals to tiny, delicate opals, it’s one of the most magical scavenger hunts you could ever imagine. I love meeting with rock hounds and geologists, and learning about the stones, artifacts, and crystals that I use. The inspiration for design follows and flows with endless possibilities.
ABOUT MY JEWELRY:
Every piece from Lily In Flux—most of which are one of a kind, or part of a limited edition, and many of which are unisex—is made using several different techniques, including soldering and/or copper electroforming, oxidizing, grinding, and polishing. The result is a distinct, relic-like aesthetic. I think of copper electroforming as a kind of alchemy: a mix of science, art, and a little magic. It is the finicky process of orchestrating copper growth onto a conductive surface using an electrolyte bath and electricity that can take anywhere from 16–48 hours to complete. From start to finish, each piece takes several days. All of my work is uniquely imagined and handcrafted by me in my little home workshop here in Cincinnati, OH.