Nature-Inspired Baubles

In May of 2008, when Liza Lentini moved to a home on a secluded Pennsylvania mountain, inspiration struck.âBy October of that year I had created an entire line of jewelry that reflected the romance of my surroundings,â she says. âThe first piece I made was a two-strand beaded necklace, strung with bright-orange carnelian, deep-green jade, cherry quartz, and a large, metal leaf pendant. Iâd spent that fall enamored by the remarkable trees that surrounded my house.  This necklace definitely reminds one of the vibrancy of the season, and has become a best-seller.â

These days, Lentini is creating a wide range of jewelry designs, incorporating 14-karat gold, sterling silver and precious gemstones, and techniques from beading to wire wrapping to casting in precious metals.Pictured here are a statement necklace and two pieces from the La Forestina collection: the Antler Wrap Ring and Garden Bur Pendant. Lentiniâs antler ring is modeled after an antler she found in her driveway one snowy day. âI kept it as a symbol of good luck, and I think of the ring as good luck, too,â she says.

To learn more about Liza Lentini and to browse all of her creations, click here: www.liza-jewelry.com

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