Every great structure starts with a blueprint. Mies Van Der Rohe’s Barcelona Pavilion, Fallingwater’s cantilevered balconies, and Philip Johnson’s glass house all began with intersecting lines on paper. Simple sketches of shapes evolved into buildings that illuminated the essence of modern life. Los Angeles-based jewelry designer Lizz Roberts designs her collections of handmade silver and bronze jewelry, including earrings, necklaces, bracelets, rings and accessories by drawing from her intrigue with the shapes and processes that define modernism.
Raised in Austin, Texas by parents who were in the lumber business, Roberts grew up around construction, architecture, and all the elements it takes to build something from nothing. This proved to be formative to the designer who draws inspiration from her early memories of simple, purposeful, shapes and spaces and channels it into her jewelry.
The LZZR story starts in a Hollywood apartment in 2010, two years after Roberts earned a degree in jewelry design from FIDM in downtown Los Angeles, but the line officially launched in 2013. With a seamless blend of masculinity and femininity Roberts’ signature understated-yet-sharp aesthetic aims to redefine everyday jewelry for men and women.
Since its inception, all handmade silver and bronze jewelry LZZR pieces have been thoughtfully made as sustainably as possible. All the bronze and copper pieces are reclaimed from an industrial metal supply company in Los Angeles and the sterling silver and gold is sourced from suppliers that work with recycled or repurposed metals whenever possible.
A portion of all LZZR's proceeds go to the LA Regional Food Bank.