Artist Statement

Elizabeth has been beading and creating since elementary school. As a little girl she would come to Santa Cruz frequently with a visit to Bead It on her mind. She has continued to learn new skills and amass an extensive bead, button and costume jewelry collection throughout her life. Her style is colorful and bold as she upcycles vintage pieces to create a modern look. Her lifelong love for beading and creating has expanded throughout the years and this passion has become increasingly therapeutic as she works through the grief of recently losing her husband.

In addition to her signature cocktail rings and upcycled creations, Elizabeth is passionate about custom work. She takes great pride in helping clients recreate family heirloom costume jewelry into beautiful pieces that can be worn and gifted to future generations. She enjoys connecting with people and as a result, clients feel connected to her jewelry through experience, memories and the beauty in repurposed objects.

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