Piece for 'Plan B Art Project' by Cindy Liebel
Materials: Sterling Silver, 14K Yellow Gold, Garnet, White Sapphire, Sterling Silver Posts
Dimensions: 2.75" L x 0.5" W x 0.5" D
About the artist:
CLJ is jewelry for the individual, the ever-curious collector who actively engages with the world and thrives on exploration. For every empowered individual, each piece is made to feel effortlessly comfortable, making style easy and timeless. You'll always find a diverse assortment of styles, crafted to outlast trends, gift giving, and for regular enjoyment, from leisure to your next noteworthy event.
I find joy in manipulating precious metals and forming intricately seamless designs showcasing clean, geometric lines, soft angles and refined textures. I love creating an assortment of jewelry one can easily adorn without a fuss and is complimentary to your own style. I want to encourage you to exercise your creativity while playfully remixing styles in a way that speaks to you and feel confidently beautiful in the process.
My unwavering commitment to ethical and sustainable sourcing pushes the limits of my creativity and invites me to explore new opportunities in design. All jewelry is mindfully crafted with sustainability in mind. I intentionally source all materials from supply chains that focus on environmental stability and that educate consumers about sustainable mining and ethical trade. To that end, I use recycled sterling silver, gold and other precious metals acquired from trusted, responsible suppliers, or I will recycle the metal myself. Whenever possible, I reuse raw materials and incorporate post-consumer materials in the packaging.
As an artist, I have been a passionate visual storyteller for as long as I can remember. My grandfather first inspired my love for photography, a craft I explored and honed during my formative years. The opportunity to learn and develop basic metalsmithing techniques in 2007, captivated my creativity and ultimately inspired me to rebrand and launch Cindy Liebel Jewelry in 2014. Since then, I've been refining my craft and continually seeking new ways to evoke emotion and delight my customers through intentional design.
I draw inspiration from features of Scandinavian design aesthetics, contemporary architecture and Art Deco including geometric patterns and abstract line art. My designs start with a hand-drawn sketch and are transformed into scaled paper models, allowing me to see the form and shape of the design in a more tangible way.