As a child, LA jewelry designer Lizz Roberts grew up around housing construction and materials. Since her family is in the wholesale lumber business, she was drawn towards natural shapes in an architectural setting. CASE the new line which includes sculptural rings, necklaces, earrings, and bracelets just launched with 5 new additions and a number of styles crafted in 10k and sterling silver.
Each piece is handmade and re-purposed bronze and copper scrap material found in a local metals factory in the Los Angeles area.
Rectangle shapes are the building blocks of these pieces, produced by a spare rectangle and constructed in raw bronze, copper,10k gold, and sterling silver. The surfaces may contain nicks and scratches throughout which are seen as brush strokes and the artist’s own signature.
Sustainable, local production is ingrained in the designer’s philosophy. Roberts uses lemon juice and salt to clean up oxidation vs. traditional techniques that would normally involve harmful chemicals. With continued wear, the surface of each piece collects a patina of fingerprints and scuffs from each person or surface that it has touched.