"I found an art form that truly speaks to my heart and soul."
Lindsay Sanchez, formerly Lindsay Hendricks, is an Austin-based jeweler and metalsmith who is leading the Creative Side Young Metalsmiths program.
Lindsay received a BFA in Jewelry Design and Metalsmithing from the University of North Texas in 2006. She was selected by the University of Georgia to participate in a Study Abroad Program for the Arts in Cortona, Italy. In Italy, she had the opportunity to develop her skills in the craft of jewelry and methods of casting. Her time in Italy is still a large source of inspiration that exists in her designs today.
In addition to being a studio jewelry artist living and working in South Austin, she is also the founder of a Creative Jewelry Outreach Program for teens and the Young Metalsmiths Program Director of Creative Side. She teaches teens basic metalsmithing skills, which enable them to create personalized jewelry and encourages individual and creative expression.
Lindsay Hendricks Jewelry has been featured in multiple jewelry galleries, most recently including a juried exhibition at The Smithery of Columbus, Ohio, Society of North American Goldsmiths conference in Boston, MA, The Studio of Brooklyn, NY, Racine Museum of Art of Wisconsin, Gallery Black Lagoon of Austin, Kathleen Sommers and Equinox Gallery of San Antonio. Lindsay was the Resident Artist of Equinox Gallery in 2012 under the wing of metalsmith Alejandro Sifuentes.
She has been a featured jewelry artist for Austin Shines Design Competition of Eliza Page, Accessories Finalist of the RAW organization, included in an online gallery for Art Jewelry Magazine, and a featured designer of international blogs such as The Jewelry Observer and the Carrot Box.
Since I was a child I have been surrounded by supporting and practicing artists in the family. I always envisioned myself as an artist, but never saw metalsmithing and jewelry design coming… until my first metals class in college. I am still ever so grateful that I found an art form that truly speaks to my soul and heart. The process involved in designing, smithing, and fabricating is just as exciting as day one. I continue to learn and create on a daily basis and so happy to share all of my designs with you.
“My son is currently enrolled in the Jewelry Biz for Kidz class and absolutely loves it! He is learning so much and comes home from class each week with work he is very proud to show. All the staff are kind, knowledgeable, and friendly. Cannot recommend Creative Side enough!!” -Sarah, Jewelry Biz for Kids with Lindsay Sanchez
“Lindsay allows for personal creativity and adapts easily. She manages the pace exquisitely so no one feels rushed or bored.”- Holiday Ornament Workshop with Lindsay Sanchez