Lisa Gent creates jewelry that is both timeless and current.
For 30 years, she has made her home in Cape Elizabeth. Inspired by the natural beauty around her, she strives to create jewelry that is simple yet intriguing and that will stand the test of time. Using traditional metalsmithing techniques, in addition to innovative hand forming and forging methods, she cuts, shapes, solders and finishes all of her pieces by hand in her studio. Fine silver and 18k gold are her metals of choice, and many pieces feature faceted gem stones or pearls.
“Jewelry is an extended expression of who we are and what we feel,” she says. “The handcrafted aspect of jewelry breathes life and character into any piece of work. Seeing the marks a jeweler leaves behind reminds us that someone took the time, they had intentions when the piece was being created.”
Archipelago is at 386 Main St., Rockland. Store hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Call 207-596-0701 or go to www.thearchipelago.net for more information.