Our Story

Everyday, everywhere you go.

For more than 10 years now, the Liz James studio has been nestled in the hills of Westlake, just minutes outside of downtown Austin. Starting with a piece of wire, we design and create jewelry to be worn everyday, everywhere you go. We welcome you to stop by our studio as we love getting to know, and draw inspiration from, the women who wear our designs.

Jamie Pope
Jamie Pope

Our founder

My name is Jamie Pope and I am the creator of Liz James Designs. As an Austin-based jewelry designer, I’ve always loved the active lifestyle and laid-back atmosphere of our city. Each collection is designed to speak to the beauty and elegance of a versatile woman. Whether you’re wearing a t-shirt or ballgown, in the boardroom or at the baseball fields, we want you to revel in the simple, easy grace of our handcrafted pieces that flow with the momentum of everyday life.

As a girl, I was shaped and influenced by my mother, sculptor and painter Rosie Sandifer, and her artistic talents and tenacious work ethic. Seeing her work around the world inspired me to explore the possibilities of my natural talents. I am so grateful and humbled to see the same wonderful reactions to my designs, reminiscent to those that my mother saw from her work.

Handmade in Austin, TX
Handmade in Austin, TX

Why the name Liz James? Using a moniker of my name — middle name Elizabeth, and James my childhood nickname — simply made more sense. I work with a close-knit team of women who work together to bring my designs to life. I hope that you love my creations, as I have put my heart into each one!