Zil - Simple, modern, elegant jewelry
Three years ago, while living in New Orleans, I began to seriously feed that desire by re-purposing found objects and vintage items into one-of- a-kind jewelry. After that, everything simply started to fall into place.
I was offered an apprenticeship with a metalsmith who taught me the true skill of creating and designing. I was given the space to practice, hone my skills, and discover my
voice. I felt like I had stumbled upon a path that I didn't even know existed, yet felt wonderfully familiar. As though it had been waiting for me all along.
ZIL is a concept that’s very close to my heart. When I decided to start my business, I wanted to
create something that would honor my mother who had passed when I was 15 years old. Her
name was Elizabeth and she was a vibrant, fun-loving, passionate soul. She loooooved music,
dancing, laughing, singing, fashion, and jewelry. I could always find where she was located in
the house if I just listened for the jangling of her jewelry ;)
She once told me that people at her work called her Liz and that she loved it! She thought is
was SO fun, and I thought that was just adorable :)
So, my jewelry collection, ZIL, is Liz backwards. I wanted to create something that would honor
my mother's spirit. A gorgeous woman who taught me how to be strong and smile at an often
cruel world. ZIL is about having a passion and zeal for life!
Through minimalistic designs, ZIL also employs the notion that less is more. I believe that true
style exists in the details and in the nuances. It’s about the subtle hints of shapes and lines
fitting together like puzzle pieces against your body.
ZIL is designed to accentuate your style with simplistic, yet striking details!
So, just know, that when you support ZIL, you’re not only supporting me, but you’re supporting a reflection of her spirit!