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Horsethief is a pseudonym for Elizabeth Sanchez. Founded in 2015, this handcrafted collection of silver goods draws from the creator’s own lifestyle and experiences.
Primarily using hand tools and employing traditional metalworking techniques, Elizabeth aims to forge an old soul aesthetic in her work using silver and stone. Her work is inspired by folklore, archeology, the natural world, and her Spanish heritage. She is particularly attracted to exploring the concept of magical objects created with intention, such as talismans and amulets, to be worn for adornment as well as protection or manifestation of good fortune. Each and every piece is handcrafted by Elizabeth using authentic materials in her home studio located in Pittsburgh, PA.
Elizabeth began making jewelry after taking a class to learn the basics of metalwork. Within a year her newly developed metalsmith abilities turned into a second career. She has since grown her skills and knowledge through her time working at a Native American art gallery where she had the pleasure of learning metalworking techniques directly from visiting artists. Since leaving that position she has continued to learn through devoted research and the hard-earned lessons of trial and error.