The Lisa Jill Jewelry Collection was born out of my life-long passion for creating art, my love of fashion, and my obsession for scouring vintage markets and antique shops looking for treasures from the past.
I began my first fashion venture as a teenager by creating a collection of hand-painted, hand-dyed T-shirts that I sold in local boutiques in my hometown of New York. I later attended Virginia Commonwealth University School of Art. My classes included; fashion illustration and design, art history, photography, painting, and jewelry design. It was 4 years of creating in every medium imaginable… pure heaven.
After graduating with my BFA, I combined my knowledge and passion for art with my love of fashion and design by working in New York City's Garment District. Throughout my career I used my creativity working as a textile and fashion designer, art director, trend forecaster and account executive. I learned all aspects of the fashion business by working with many of the most renowned designers in the industry.
During my career in fashion, I continued some of my other creative pursuits including designing and hand making jewelry which I gave to friends and family and sold to a few local New York boutiques. By 1998, my small jewelry business had grown to a point where I decided to pursue The Lisa Jill Jewelry Collection as a full time career. A few years later, in 2005, our family relocated to metro Atlanta, Georgia.
My one-of-a-kind and limited edition creations include reclaimed and recycled pieces of the past, vintage chains, globally sourced pendants and cherished charms, combined with natural elements, semi precious gemstones, freshwater pearls and diamonds. My passion for designing and handmaking each piece and my attention to every detail has stayed as strong today as it was 20 years ago! My constantly evolving collection has now been sold in over 50 retail stores worldwide and shown in countless art and gift shows.
The Lisa Jill Jewelry Collection combines the romance, craftsmanship and heirloom quality of the past, with the modern, fresh style of the future. The end result is bold and contemporary, yet classic and timeless.