Born to Create
I have been an artist since the moment I was born. I have drawn, painted, cooked, sewn, beaded, etc. since the time I could first hold more than a baby bottle in my tiny fingers. I must admit, I come by it naturally... my mother is a very talented artist and to this day she is one of my biggest inspirations. I have studied and worked in all different media and still find it hard to choose a favorite. I was the kid who really *did* take basket weaving in college -yes, really! So what if basket weaving is the butt of a million cultural jokes! :)
For me, creative work is not a linear process. Sometimes I have a vision from the beginning and other times I experiment as I develop a piece. It's very important to me that my work reflects the organic process of how it developed. I don't want to be so focused on the final product that it ends up looking contrived or overly 'manufactured'. To me, that is what machines are for. I think it is beautiful for the hand of an artist to be seen in her work.
No two pieces of mine are ever exactly the same. I like for the silver to take its own form. I will guide it into shapes that I want, but I don't force it. I let the final shape / texture / thickness / look come from the process of how the whole piece was made... how the silver heated up and cooled down, how the hammer struck the surface, how the file shaped the edges, etc. All the marks of the artist's tools become evidence of the creative process and to me that is where the soul of each piece comes from.
I am proud to have had a shop here on Etsy since late 2008. Etsy has enabled me to make my dreams come true. I work from my home studio where I can be with my animals, I make beautiful art all day long, AND I get to "meet" the incredible people who come to my online shop. I never would have imagined that I could come in contact with so many wonderful customers through a little online jewelry store. I consider many of you dear friends and could not be more honored that each and every one of you has taken the time to browse my work and ultimately wear my jewelry.
I guess I should mention... I am a one woman show! Lazarus Designs are all my creations, my designs, my ideas. I make nearly everything and I carefully hand select anything I don't make by hand (for example, gemstones, fine gauge chain, lobster claw clasps, etc.). I designed my logo, I print all the labels, pack and mail all the boxes, read and answer every email... there is not a facet of my business that is not handled completely by me. It can be tiring, but it is very rewarding and I wouldn't trade it for anything.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your on-going support! Namaste ❤ Lisa
Owner, Creator, Queen Bee
I have always dreamt of a life where I could create things all day long and spend lots of time with my animals. Thanks to Etsy, I actually live my dream life... creating jewelry in my own studio with dogs at my feet. Life is GOOD!
Because of all the time that goes into each piece, it can be difficult for me to keep up with all of my email. Please understand that I try to spend as much time as possible in my studio and *not* at the computer, so don't be upset if you don't hear back from me right away. I definitely have not forgotten your order -I'm probably just working on it- and I really appreciate your patience! :)
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
- Money Order
Payment is due upon checkout.
Please note that payments made with Echeck on PayPal will not ship until payment has cleared which normally takes 4-5 business days.
I ship via USPS First Class mail at a cost of $4.50 within the continental United States, $12.00 to Canada, and $15.00 to all other international destinations. Upgrades including insurance and Express Mail are available in the drop down menu.
I will happily ship straight to a giftee as well as include a personal note as requested - just leave me the info in the note to seller at checkout. Gift wrapping
is also available by request... no charge. :)
While packages generally arrive MUCH sooner, I allow the post office up to 3 weeks for domestic delivery & up to 5 weeks for international delivery before resending/refunding for non-delivery. Thank you for your understanding! The postal service is generally great, but makes mistakes... like we all do.
IMPORTANT NOTE: International buyers are responsible for any and all VAT, Customs Charges, Taxes & Additional Postal Fees.
Refunds and Exchanges
If your purchase is DAMAGED in SHIPPING (and you bought postal insurance at the time it was mailed)... Please photograph the package + item(s) for insurance purposes. You also must keep the packaging. The U.S. post office is very strict about these rules! Please contact me within 3 days of receiving your damaged package so that we may file a claim.