MY STORY

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.

I BELIEVE

  • 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.