Liz Hanson has been creating with her hands for as long as she can remember, but started making jewelry in 2014. Her metalsmithing has always sought to balance minimalism and boldness, and to that end she has attended many workshops at the Penland School of Craft to refine her skills. She has created two special collections in collaboration with the Virginia Museum of Fine Art. She is always seeking to learn new processes and techniques, introducing limited and new collections as she goes to showcase the beauty of metal.
Designing comfortable jewelry that demonstrates both a contemporary flare and a knowledge of the craft is Liz’s passion. Working primarily with sterling silver, her goal with every new design is to give a voice to the artist inside of all women. Her core belief is by empowering the woman wearing the jewelry to shine, we move the needle to a more creative world. The jewelry is meant to be a compliment - a visual distillation of the essence that is already there. Her cast collection is an exploration of minimalism. Each individual component and piece is first hand-carved from wax, a process that sometimes takes days and lends her metalsmithing a true sculptural element. From this process, the handmade chain has a beautiful, organic irregularity that calls upon nature and femininity. Her jewelry is decidedly bold, with weights and textures that refuse to take a back seat, while being uncompromisingly wearable - comfortably adding to and enhancing any outfit.