Lisa Crowder Studio Tour

April 2, 2013

Lisa Crowder is an Austin based designer who masterfully creates geometric jewelry using classic metalsmithing techniques.  She primarily works in sterling silver and incorporates other materials such as gold and enamel into her designs. She received a BFA in Studio Art from the University of Texas at Austin in 1999 and continued her education by attending the Penland School of Crafts, The Arrowmont School of Craft, Austin Community College and The University of New South Wales College of Fine Arts.  Lisa has been a full-time studio jeweler since 2004 and incorporates interesting patterns and textures into her perfect-for-everyday, pieces.

Join us for a Jewelry Trunk Show and Meet Lisa on Saturday, April 6 from 12-4!  Shop, sip, and shop her amazing designs! 

Also see more photos of our tour on Facebook!

All work is made in her East Austin studio, her team includes Lindsay, Sarah, and Lauren, skilled jewelers, who studied jewelry and have been working with Lisa for over a year.  Sarah showed me the oxidation process, a chemical process in which metal such as silver, is blackened as a reaction to sulphur and oxygen.  Oxidized sterling silver is often mixed with other metals in Lisa’s designs, I am a big fan of the Oxidized Sterling Silver and 18k Bimetal Hammered Rectangle Bracelet featured below.  Her bold, industrial style jewelry has a whimsical twist and ranges anywhere from $90-$1200, for the one of a kind items.  Her jewelry is unique, wearable jewelry that appeals to a wide array of people and can be worn during the day or with a little black dress in the evening.

Lauren was hammering a small sterling silver circle and showed me the hammering process that adds texture and character to these handmade pieces.  Lisa’s cats, Lucky and Smoky, are an important addition to her team as well, lounging around the studio.  While Lisa, Lauren and Sarah shared techniques and showed me around the studio, Lindsay was working at Eliza Page.  Lindsay is a metalsmith at Lisa Crowder’s studio and we are incredibly fortunate to also have Lindsay working with us at the store!  A perfect person to answer all of your questions about the process and craftsmanship that is put into each individual piece of jewelry!

Lisa has become a local celebrity in the jewelry world here, she was recently nominated as a semi-finalist for the Future of Design Contest at the Tucson Gem Show. and was a featured designer at the American Craft Council show in Baltimore.

Here are a few of our staff picks from the Lisa Crowder collection:

Rough Cut 18k Vermeil 3 Chain Lariat Necklace $530

Oxidized Sterling Silver and 18k Bimetal Hammered Rectangle Bracelet $600

18k Vermeil Sterling Silver Hatch Circle Earrings $120

Sterling Silver and 18k Bimetal Stirrup Earrings $160

Hammered Sterling Silver and 18k Bimetal Disc Bracelet $240

Oxidized Sterling Silver Multi Circle Necklace $320

Thanks Lisa, Sarah, Lauren and Lindsay!

Many thanks to the hardworking ladies at Lisa Crowder’s east Austin studio, who gave us an inside view of the intricate steps in creating these geometric, handcrafted pieces.  Thank you for showing us soldering, hammering, the oxidation process and many other important steps in the design process.  We are honored and look forward to having Lisa’s very first trunk show at Eliza Page on April 6 from 12-4.  Join us to shop, sip and meet the designer of this amazing collection! See more photos of our tour on Facebook

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