My name is Ischa Solis Lawrence. I am the owner, designer, and chief salesperson. The one who creates, inspects, and approves of everything that represents Ischa's Treasure Chest.

     My wire weaving journey began in 2015 when my cousin introduced me to the art of wire wrapping. Once I got my hands on that wire, I felt this rush of limitless potential. I began researching metals and the different gauges of wire available, and I learned which ones I liked to work with the most. I taught myself many weaving patterns, techniques, and how the wire would respond. Figuring out how to accentuate and compliment a gemstone while making a functional yet artistic piece of jewelry was probably the biggest challenge. My husband and I also do a lot of the lapidary work, which gives us a deeper appreciation for our pieces and the freedom to express our artistic possibilities to the fullest.

     In 2022, my husband Levi quit his "day job" and joined me full-time! I'm teaching him the art of wirework and lapidary. He's also my best salesperson!

     When I started my business, I had one table with maybe 20-30 items displayed, so Levi taught himself how to hand-hammer copper cuffs to add inventory to the "treasure chest." He gave our nieces and nephews the first batch for a test run and told them they would give them superpowers. Naturally, they started ninja kicking and calling them "Power Bands"; the name and design stuck! Soon, he will incorporate sterling silver and gold.

     My husband and I set up our jewelry booth at 2-3 day art events in Arizona (his first home) during the winter and Colorado (my first home) during the summer. Since Levi joined me full-time, we have added a few states to our circuit! Since 2022, we've added California, Florida, Maine, Michigan, and New York to our route. People like to call us "early snowbirds" since we're still in our 30s, which is a pretty accurate statement because we love to travel, and this is the perfect way to see our families!

     Ischa's Treasure Chest has not only given me an outlet for my OCD but also a chance to overcome my fear of being in the "limelight." This artistry has put me in social situations that provide excellent opportunities to befriend new people, a reason to keep rock-hounding and playing with gemstones, and, most recently, for my husband and I to work together and travel the country.



Ischa Solis Lawrence

My hubby, me, and an elephant in Thailand
(Left: My primary support system, my #1 sales associate, my best friend, and my husband, Levi.
Right: That's me!)