Why is Liztech called Liztech?
Many of you may not know this but Liztech Jewelry was originally called Elizabethan Technologies. This name came about in the early 80’s when the computer age was just making it over the horizon – Jill used the name Elizabethan technologies to receive different free sample products of metals. Jill’s middle name is also Elizabeth. Elizabethan Technologies was later shortened to Liztech.
What materials do you use on your jewelry?
All Liztech Jewelry is made using mirrored chrome. The mirrored chrome contains three different elements – polyethylene, aluminum and an electroplated mirror surface. Each piece is wire wrapped and beaded with a coated cable wire. The pieces are all adorned using vintage stones, metal findings, parts, bits and anodized aluminum.
Is that a mirror?
This is the first question people typically ask when they see Liztech for the first time! Yes! It is! The base of all Liztech Jewelry is a mirror substitute typically found in building hotel lobbies- This mirror is unlike any other jewelry making material- it will never break, tarnish, crack or shatter.
How is Liztech Jewelry made?
Liztech jewelry is all handmade in our artist studio. Each piece of mirror is hand-cut using a scroll saw. The edges are then sandblasted and burnished. The piece then gets drilled and the stones are all set in there bezels. The pieces are then wire wrapped and beaded. Every piece of jewelry then gets steam cleaned, signed and dated. Just turn yours over to see the year it was created!!!
What is your repair policy?
All Liztech is guaranteed for life to fix it replace it free of charge even if the dog chews it! And we mean it! Just simply send your repair back to us at:
ATTN : Repairs
95 Crystal Street
East Stroudsburg PA 18301
Repairs typically take about 7-10 business days unless we are on holiday or taking a gone fishing day!
What is Liztech's return policy?
Original sales receipt must accompany returns with a note enclosed as to why you are returning your piece.
We accept returns for exchange or refund 30 calendar days after shipping of the product.. Items must be in "new, unaltered and unused condition". Definition of new, unaltered and unused condition is:
• -without showing signs of wear or damage in any way
• -within 30 calendar days of the delivery date (after 30 days no returns or exchanges are allowed)
• -must not be a special order or a custom order
How do I care/clean for my Liztech?
Liztech is very easy to care for. The easiest way to care for your pieces is to simply take a bit of warm water with some Mr. Clean (or any other cleaning agent or dish soap) and a soft brush (an old toothbrush works just fine!) and give it a gently scrub. Run it under some warm water and pat dry.
How long does it take to make one piece?
Well…we never make just one piece! Each piece is made in steps and stages all by hand in our studio!
When did Jill fall in love with jewelry making?
The idea of Liztech, was born long before as a young Girl Scout who became fascinated with copper enamel and jewelry making after being introduced to it at Camp Redwing. This would influence the rest of her life. At the young age of 14 she was already selling handmade jewelry at local craft shows in Scranton, Pennsylvania. What was to follow were years of traveling the world in search of inspiration.
Where did you get all of your vintage stones?
The collection all started in the early 80’s –before Liztech was even Liztech- Jill was in Providence, Rhode Island (visiting a supplier that she refers to as “The Pirate”) when she was presented an opportunity of a lifetime. “The Pirate” had just recently purchased all of Swank cufflinks over run of stones. He was then offering them to Jill to buy the entire lot – she couldn’t refuse- Jill and Scott took a chance and spent there entire life savings on theses stones.
Where is the Liztech studio located?
Liztech is located in the heart of the Pocono Mountains, in East Stroudsburg Pennsylvania. East Stroudsburg is as far east as you can go in Pennsylvania before you fall into New Jersey. We can be found 70 miles west of New York City and about 90 miles northeast of Philadelphia. Feel like visiting? We love visitors!!! Come see us in our Gallery located just under our studio! Be sure to visit the gallery page to see our hours!
Go Forth and Sparkle?!?!? What’s that you say…yes you heard her….Go Forth and Sparkle! It’s Jill’s ancient jewelry blessing!