Lisbeth Nordskov is a Danish jeweler. She graduated after 4 years of training with a Bronze Honor.
For 26 years she was the owner of a workshop and studio in the park next to Rosenborg Castle, called "Kings Garden", right in the heart of Copenhagen.
Lisbeths' workshop was called "The Pavillion" and served as workshop, studio, store and exhibition space.
She now works out of a workshop in the Copenhagen neighborhood called Norrebro.
Lisbeth always tries to add humor to her design. "It should be fun and exciting to wear a piece of jewelry," she says. "Wearing jewelry should be a challenge rather than give prestige. At the same time, it must express and emphasize the personality of the man or woman wearing the jewelry".
I have an experimental approach to being a designer. I test and try new techniques and materials. I combine usual materials like silver and gold with everyday materials in order to expand and express the span in mixing these materials.
I have found that combining everyday materials with traditional materials, adds a sculptural effect and an interesting dimension to the jewelry design.
Lisbeth Nordskov is not only a craftsman. She is professionally very well trained and demands that the workmanship must be impeccable.
A humorous spirit
She is driven by curiosity and a creative desire to experiment, which has taken her development of jewelry art in amazing directions.
She can easily make classical jewelry in precious metals, but she combines the classic metals with everyday fabrics, bicycle inner tubes, retro gaming pieces, wires, found objects; up-cycling and re-cycling. And she only finishes when a high artistic level is acquired.
Lisbeth always tries to add humor into her jewelry.
"It should be fun and exciting to wear a piece of jewelry," she says. "At the same time, it must express and emphasize the personality of the man / woman wearing the jewelry".
Upcycling (also known as reuse or creative reuse of discarded objects or materials) is the process of transforming by-products, waste materials, useless, or unwanted products into new materials or products of better quality or for better environmental value. Upcycling is the opposite of downcycling, which is the other half of the recycling process.
Lisbeth Nordskov initiated a trend when she started creating wearable art out of bike inner tubes in the early 80's. She went on to create beautiful wearable objects with many other materials. It was considered avantgarde at the time. Today it is one of the biggest trends in design, fashion and architecture.