Saturday, February 25, 2012

What inspires you?

I design because I like it. I can’t stay away from it. Creating…
Shaping thoughts with hands and metals is what I do.

From drawing the design on precious metal sheet to piercing and sawing, filing, smoothing the metal for a velvet touch, yet forging it with hard hammers and shaping it with the hands, sometimes, like a sculpture, LUPA creates contemporary jewelry with style everlasting. All of the work is designed and created in Los Angeles, CA, near the beach.

I came here from Rome, Italy, twice. It’s a long way and I love to travel. I carry with me all I know of my country and my creativity makes me translating it into jewelry.

LUPA Jewelry is handcrafted exclusively of precious metals and may include gems, and pearls. Stones, along with few findings and Italian Sterling Silver chains, are carefully hand selected to assure quality and the pleasure of wearing a one of a kind ornament. Our metal is sustainable and it comes from New Mexico, a small manufacturer in Los Angeles, and our studio in Los Angeles, where scrap is recycled.

Born and raised in Rome, Italy, Lucia has always been surrounded by art, history, and traditions. Her jewelry reflects her passion for culture, nature, and innovation.

Her company name, LUPA Jewelry, and her logo, the Wolf, represent the centuries of history, culture, and tradition of her origins.
The wolf has been the symbol of Rome since its creation, more than 2000 years ago, and LUPA, besides being Lucia's initials, is the Italian word for wolf.