Liza Echeverry, the granddaughter of a lifelong goldsmith, had always appreciated the pieces accumulated from her grandfather’s workbench. Yet never in her wildest dreams had she considered to become a jewelry createur herself.
Originally from Colombia, Liza moved to the U.S. brimming with romantic imagination, after graduating university with a freshly earned psychology degree. As if it were meant to be, it didn’t take long before she fell in love with someone who happened to be working in the jewelry business. As fate took its own course, it was then that everything fell into place. As something so instinctively in her blood, she began to fervidly experiment with textures, techniques and materials to develop her own elegant, state-of-the-art jewelry pieces. And not without merits: her business went well, that is until the global economic meltdown threw spanner in the works.
Each artisan piece Liza creates is done with her bare hands using bronze, plated in 24k Colombian gold and silver, all nickel-free. For the Fall/Winter 2017 collection, Liza got her creative juices going by studying the architecture of light, mesmerized as she is by its capacity to transform everyday spaces.
The result is a stark yet fluid collection of bracelets, necklaces, earrings and ear cuffs made of gold and silver-plated brass that can be worn in different combinations. Taking the form of triangles, circles, rectangles and cylindrical lines, each jewelry piece makes up for a dynamic style composition.