There are great bags and jewelry, and then there are great bags and jewelry. The items made by Liv & B, an accessories company based in Highlands Ranch, fall squarely into the second category. Each bracelet, ring, necklace, bag, and pair of earrings is handmade by founder Angela Martin using ethically sourced, soft-as-butter leather (which Martin handpicks for its uniqueness), gemstones (including aquamarine, agate, moonstones, and labradorite), and mixed metals, including pure silver, sterling silver, and gold fill.
Best of all, the pieces, which she often names after favorite customers, are easy to wear. “Classic redefined” is how Martin describes her pieces. “They are similar to classic pieces, but we try to have a different edge,” and they look great when layered.
Martin (top left with a friend) started the company 15years ago while living in Alaska and has been working at it on and off while raising her two kids, Alivia and Brennan, for whom the company is named. Working in her home studio, she encourages customers to come experience her process and do a little shopping. “I love to get to know a person and design one-of-a-kind pieces for them.”
Martin, who in February showed off her wares at the pre-Oscars celebrity gifting lounge at the W hotel in Beverly Hills, has just introduced a hand-dyed tote bag and will soon come out with a crossbody bag. “To me, jewelry and leather goods are not just accessories; they put a smile on your face and help you get through the day.”
Liv & B
Handcrafted leather accessories made in Highlands Ranch
Interested in ordering jewelry or other accessories from Liv & B? Use coupon code “DENVERLIFE19“ for 15 percent off your first order.