Meet The Face Behind

ELISHA MARIE JEWELRY

A BRIKA maker story

Elisha M. Garza

AUSTIN, TEXAS
"Imagination keeps the soul young."
“It takes courage to do what you love and make a career out of it.”

“I love finding treasures at thrift shops and supporting local farmers and artisans at Farmers Markets.”


“I find so much of my inspiration in nature, and from fellow artists and small businesses.”


“I love finding treasures at thrift shops and supporting local farmers and artisans at Farmers Markets.”


Elisha Marie Jewelry is designed by Elisha M. Garza. Formally trained in jewelry design and fabrication, she set forth towards her dream of creating a jewelry line that speaks to individuality. They design and manufacture each jewelry piece from recycled metals and conflict-free gemstones in their Austin, Texas studio.


Each design is created by Elisha and sketched in her handy sketch book. The sketches then come to life by hand carving them into wax. They are then sent to the castor who will cast them into a metal piece. They partner with a number of skilled American casting companies that are committed to ethical and responsible production in all stages of the creation process. Each piece is then polished, hand packaged and shipped to the customer (you!).

How did you start your company?

Having a father that is a skilled craftsmen and a mother who loves traveling and photography inspired me to be creative and artistic.

What 3 things make you happiest in the world?

My family, my friends, and my business.

What's the last book you read that you really enjoyed?

Ten Little Indians by Sherman Alexie. It’s about a girl who goes against society’s labels. She is going to be herself no matter what people think.

What’s your design and production process?

I carve, cast, saw, forge, sand and polish. Then I take photos, edit those photos and list them on my website. I polish once more, package, and drop them in the mailbox!

 


“I put materials in front of me, and just go for it. And voila! A new piece is born.”
PRODUCTS BY ELISHA MARIE JEWELRY