On The Rocks Designs
Local Goodness Pennsylvania
A native of New Castle, PA, Lisa studied jewelry-making for four years in high school and graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 1994 with a BA in Studio Arts & Fine Arts. Post graduation she spent many years working in pre-press, typography, and graphic design. After moving to Virginia in 2002 and then returning to Pittsburgh in 2006 to be closer to family, she discovered that her passion was really jewelry design. She especially enjoys the fluidity and variety of techniques allowed by Lost Wax Casting to create unique designs which are not typical of metal, making each piece as individual as the person wearing it. In addition to casting, Lisa also uses techniques such as fabrication and enameling and incorporates stones and beads into necklace and earring designs. Her cast pieces are inspired by the organic nature of the wax and the natural beauty of the stones she uses, while her fabricated pieces are inspired by her background in graphic design. Founded in January 2007, “On The Rocks Designs” focuses on creating one-of-a-kind jewelry. The name was inspired when she lamented changing her name after she married. So when she heard the commercial for the liqueur “Disaronno” on the rocks, it sounded so similar to her maiden name, Lisa Wrona, she was inspired. At that point, “On The Rocks,” was born and pays tribute to the artistic heritage of her father’s talents and namesake. Each piece is one-of-a-kind and named after a classic cocktail.
Each piece by On the Rocks Designs is thoughtfully made by hand and even though styles may be similar, no two pieces will be exactly alike. Each is named after a cocktail.
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