Jewel the day: Andy Lifschutz Caipora Cuff Bracelet
I can just picture Bianca Jagger or Lauren Hutton wearing this in the 1970s with a white jumpsuit with a plunging neckline and lots of sass.
By Andy Lifschutz, his Caipora cuff bracelet is made of brass, and sells through Los Angeles’s Roseark. It is available for USD$650.
Lifschutz, Portland-based, has his own site; his “about” info is: Andy’s exploration into metalwork began in Brooklyn with renowned designer Kristin Hanson, where his natural inclination for design and bursting expression finally found its discipline. While having gained further experience in Portland, Oregon with Gunnar Adamovics, it was under the tutelage of William (“Billy”) Thomas King at the Sterling Quest School of Jewelry Design and Creation (San Miguel De Allende, Mexico) that Andy made his greatest strides in metallurgy, graduating in 2008.
From his youth, Andy has approached history with imagination, romanticism, and caring, owing to the colorful and incredible stories of his own family. His tireless search for unique and meaningful items with which to make art is as much a characteristic of his work as the pieces themselves. It is this appreciation and awareness of the histories of his materials that enhance their efficacy as personal pieces of art.
As his work progresses, Andy continues to discover new ways to combine his artisan style with raw elements such as reclaimed metals, wood, bone and stone. Comprised of these materials, his jewelry creates an appeal not solely focused on aesthetic value, but based heavily upon the indelible spirit of powerful organic forms.
From more functional adornments to fashionable and thought-provoking ornamentation, Andy creates pieces that symbolize the force that is the natural world while articulating a balance between old and new.
Andy currently splits his time living and working between Brooklyn, New York and Rome, Italy.