Liz Ryan (Looka Jewelry)
Born into a family that embraces the arts and crafts--from knitting sweaters to designing and building homes-- Liz grew up around tools and from an early age was taught that there was nothing that could not be built or fixed by hand. She went on to study art at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, where she discovered her love of working in metal, and the world of small objects and jewelry.
Today, Liz uses miniature versions of the tools she grew up around to pierce, drill, heat, bend, and form the metal into wearable works of art
Much of the jewelry I design and create stems from things that I consider precious and have been enamored with since childhood. Letter writing (and receiving!), typography, bunnies, miniatures, collections, charms and the beauty of nature are just a few!