Changing the way humans wear jewelry
Lisajoy Sachs is a contemporary Jeweler living and working in Baltimore City, Maryland. She studied sculpture and painting at the City University of New York where she received an MFA in 1995, and a BFA in glassblowing at Alfred University in New York in 1992. Since 1988 Ms. Sachs has been making sculptural objects, wearables, and fine art. As a professional artist Lisajoy has exhibited her work internationally in museums, galleries and boutiques, most recently at the Visionary Art Museum, and the American Craft Council Show in Baltimore, MD. Her newest jewelry features fine metals in combination with hard, surfaces that make her current line of metal jewelry stand out and make a strong statement.
The Toolbox collection of Unisex jewelry by Sachs Design Inc. has been well received and has awarded artist Lisajoy Sachs many opportunities to exhibit her wares at many local craft markets, including the American Craft Council Show, Wholesale and Retail, and the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore.
Creating jewelry is a way to express myself which has me completely fascinated by all the possibilities and techniques of how to make beautiful things out of metal. I get my ideas by exploring the technical process of the studio and tools in my surroundings. I use a wide variety of metalsmithing techniques like 3D printing, laser cutting, hydraulic press, fabricating, wax carving, casting etc.
My newest collection of Jewelry called “Toolbox” is based on the power of the tool. A simple tool can be an extraordinary thing. The use of tools has been known to human kind for over 2 million years. Historically tools were used in daily activities for survival. Today most tools have significant value as instruments, utensils, implements, machines, and devices. Tools are imperative in the use of constructing and making things.
With my vast knowledge of tools, I have designed a beautiful line of non gender specific jewelry based on icons of specific tools that are used in modern day construction. My use of fine metals in combination with hard, surfaces makes my jewelry stand out and makes a strong statement.
I favor complex surfaces with oxidized, matte, brushed or hammered finishes. My preferred materials are sterling silver and copper with some gold embellishments, sometimes in combination with well-chosen gems.