“I love to express myself. When I create my jewelry, I don’t work with pen and paper or a computer. I work with my heart…”
“I came to LA from Rome, Italy. It’s a long way and I love to travel. I carry with me all I know of my country and I translate it into jewelry.”
Rome is the Eternal City and Lucia Pasquinelli creates distinctive, contemporary jewelry with eternal European style. Born and raised in Rome, she grew up in an artistic family and a culturally rich environment. Lucia’s jewelry reflects her appreciation of art and history, and her passion for culture, nature and innovation.
From drawing the design on precious metal sheets to piercing, shaving, filing and smoothing the metal until it’s velvet to the touch, forging it with hard hammers and shaping it by hand as a sculpture, Lucia creates each piece in her studio in Los Angeles. She uses precious metals, gemstones and pearls along with special findings and carefully selected, Italian sterling silver chains. Lucia’s silver is sustainable and it comes from New Mexico, a small manufacturer in L.A. and her own studio where scrap is recycled.
Her company name, LUPA Jewelry and her logo, the wolf, represent millennia of Roman history and tradition. The wolf has been the symbol of Rome for more than 2000 years. LUPA, besides including Lucia Pasquinelli’s initials, is the Italian word for wolf.
Lucia’s training includes benchwork with a professional jeweler in Rome as well as master craftsmen in California. She offers private metalsmithing classes including soldering and some stone-setting, how to set up a studio, and jewelry business tutoring.
Meet Lucia Pasquinelli at Art on Main Street on April 7th from 10 am to 4 pm.