As the daughter of two parents who owned their own businesses, I knew being an entrepreneur was in my blood. In October 2018, that destiny became a reality and Chrissy Liu Jewelry was created. In search for a creative outlet after leaving my career as an oncology healthcare administrator to be a stay at home mom, I took my first metalsmithing class in 2018 and was instantly hooked. As an avid lover of fashion and jewelry, I have always been drawn to bold pieces. My love for big and bold stems from the fact that I am five feet tall and it drives me crazy when fashion dos and don'ts put parameters on what I should or shouldn’t be wearing because of my size. As I learned to create jewelry, I naturally gravitated toward making bold pieces and being a new mom one of my primary goals was to make pieces that were wearable as well.
As a jewelry designer, I am inspired to create pieces that are not only bold, but also unique and something you won’t see everywhere. Originally hailing from Pittsburgh, PA, a former manufacturing town, I was drawn to Fordite stone, also known as Motor City agate. Fordite is now the focus of one of my staple collections. There is something so special about taking a piece of automotive history and repurposing it for beautiful jewelry. In addition creating mixed metal pieces of gold and silver, I also love the ancient Korean gilding technique of Keum Boo. This technique gives me freedom to incorporate patterns of gold in very distinct ways.
Chrissy Liu Jewelry is handmade with love and positive intention in the foothills of the Colorado mountains.
In creating quality jewelry that is unique, bold and wearable for everyday
In using recycled metals whenever possible to reduce my carbon footprint
In using high quality stones from lapidaries that know where their stones have been sourced and stand behind their work
That there are no rules when wearing jewelry
In giving back to the community through donations. In the last year, CLJ has supported an animal rescue organization in Seattle, WA; a non-profit that feeds medically vulnerable residents of Colorado; and healthcare workers fighting on the front lines of the Covid-19 pandemic.