“Designs by Aron” was founded on the following concepts: jewelry should be of original design, well crafted, uniquely suited to each individual, and perhaps most importantly, beautiful in its creation.
Aron Lifschultz, creator and designer of “Designs by Aron”, started making his wearable art by stringing beaded necklaces, bracelets and earrings. He hand crafts jewelry using a broad spectrum of precious and semi-precious stones, punctuated by Swarovski crystal, fresh water pearls and sterling silver.
After taking metal art classes for three years with the noted metal artist, Sue Sachs, at Riker Hill Art Park in Livingston, New Jersey, his art evolved to include metal bracelets, cuffs, pendants, rings and earrings. These items are fabricated from sterling silver, brass and copper. Techniques used include “formfolding”, “forging”, “crushing” and making metal using a laminated process, similar to the Japanese “mokume gane”. Taking his inspiration from nature, many of these pieces have an “organic” look to them. All metal designs are hand soldered and are one of a kind.
Based in Maplewood, New Jersey, “Designs by Aron” can be found at many local juried arts and craft shows. In addition, he designs for wedding parties (including rings for the bride and groom) and turns “grandma’s” old beads into modern, updated jewelry while honoring the sentimental value.