Jewelry for a Cause

EAST STROUDSBURG, MONROE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU)- One Monroe County business has been making handmade jewelry for decades, and they're giving back.

The business has handcrafted more than 90 special pieces for nonprofit organizations to raise money.

In a second floor workspace on Crystal Street in East Stroudsburg, the Liztech employees are making more than just jewelry, they are pieces of art.

"The artisans who work here are fuss pots," says Jill Elizabeth, owner and designer at Liztech. "They make jewelry long, slow, and beautiful."

There are fan favorites for sale, like the "Wizard of Oz" collection. But some pieces raise money for area nonprofits like the Salvation Army and Meals on Wheels.

And what does making these handcrafted creations start with?

"The antique vintage stones," says Elizabeth. "We have thousands of pounds of them.:

Once the stones are chosen, the base starts to take shape. From there the artists bead and bend. The final product is sold in the Liztech Gallery. The money goes to support the organization you can now proudly wear.

"I love it, we have a lot of people come in here for the fundraiser pin," says Marie Acker, a jewelry maker. "It is just wonderful to give back to all these organizations. They love it so much and we love designing them."

The jewelry has raised close to one million dollars for nonprofits over the last 30 years.


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