Elizabeth Hake's one-of-a-kind handmade jewelry is inspired by some of the oldest designs known to humankind: Square, Circle, Triangle, Spiral, and the Equidistant Cross. Her jewelry design starts with these basic shapes, sometimes repeating and other times combining them to discover something new.
The process used is Lost Wax Casting, which has been in use since ancient Egypt. Each piece is sculpted with sheets and wires made of jeweler's wax. When the wax original is finished, it is enveloped in a plaster mold, then "burned out" in a kiln, leaving a cavity where the wax used to be. Hence the term "lost wax."