The Name

Elisabet was my grandmother's name. She passed away in 2005 and not a day goes by that I don't think of her and miss her. The least I could do was pay homage to her by naming my business after her. She loved gemstones and all things beautiful. 

The Journey

In 1994, at the beginning of the make-your-own beading craze, I walked into a newly-opened bead store. Three hours later, I emerged with a bag teeming with irresistible stuff I had no idea what to do with. I found it challenging to buy jewelry for myself because I had a hard time finding pieces that reflected “me” - classic but contemporary lines, beautiful yet affordable stones. I discovered the opportunity to unlock my longing for affordable yet luxurious, tasteful jewelry. Who could have guessed that one serendipitous shopping jaunt would result in an odyssey of bead and metalsmithing classes, countless books, summer artist camps and years of trial and error fabrication.

Roots

I come from a family of creative people: mother - a painter, father - a classical pianist, brother - in advertising. They continue to give me a lot of creative energy, encourage my jewelry endeavors and provide constructive feedback. And so my hands just keep making things, and my mind keeps on seeing more things I want to make.