I am a wife, and a mother to an energetic four-year-old who is my biggest fan. He loves to see new pieces I make and declares that he loves each one. We have a rescue lab-mix who keeps me company when I’m working.
I have degrees in Criminal Justice and Criminology, and at one time dreamed of having an academic career. I have taken courses from the Gemological Institute of America, or the GIA – the world-renowned organization that sets industry standards. I am a GIA certified Accredited Jewelry Professional. The curriculum was invaluable, as I learned to accurately and ethically represent stones, and to truly appreciate the beauty of those that are natural and unique. I am continuing my studies in Colored Stones with GIA. I have a separate certificate in Jewelry Design and Repair.
In 2013 I set jewelry-making aside to focus on personal goals. By the summer of 2018, I was ready to jump back into jewelry – with the goal of going full time. I wanted to branch out into the art form of metalsmithing. Now offering wire designs as well as fine metalsmith jewelry, Elisabeth Allerton has come into its’ own and offers pieces to adorn women of all styles. All pieces are perfect for the empowered woman who loves something a little out of the ordinary!
Note for jewelry designers: I have two wire wrapping tutorials published in the book “Bewitching Bead and Wire Jewelry,” which can be found on Amazon by clicking the title.