Reticulate : the burning of metal to its melting point to create the various textures.
Inspired by nature, travels and culture. I create what I love, raw and earthy with a creative twist of modern and simple. The metals on my pieces are textured and formed to be a natural part of the stones I select. Most of the pieces are one of a kind or limited edition of lost wax casting. The pieces range from rings, bangles, pendants and earrings. The materials are copper, brass, bronze, sterling silver and raw or semi-precious stones.
I create what I love, raw and earthy with a creative twist of modern and simple.
Each piece is hand made and designed by Laura Garza in Chicago. A few years ago she enrolled in a Metals class at Lillstreet Art center and established a few collections. As a design professional, conceptual and visual insights come naturally which she incorporates onto her jewelry.
Laura specializes in branding and packaging design and is a consultant in the marketing and design industry. Design is her life! Metalsmith is her passion! This is where she truly expresses her artistic talent.