Louis Booth was interested in the “arts” as a child growing up. He always enjoyed drawing and appreciated all different artists. After completing military service, Louis attended the New York Institute of Photography. He trained as photographer, and an airbrush artist. Louis worked as a professional photographer for a few years. While photographing Jones Beach, Louis picked up some shells and pebbles on which his artistic eye saw potential. Using his airbrush paints, Louis painted miniature paintings on the shells and pebbles. There were an assortment of flowers, trees, cartoons, sunsets, birds and freeform designs just to name a few. A close friend saw his collection of miniature watercolor paintings and asked for these creations to be converted into necklaces to give out as gifts. This simple request started Louis Booth on a new career! Louis received his first commercial order from Wilson’s Department Store located in the mid-west, followed by Fortunoff’s. Louis Booth, who is self-taught, became a metal smith. He learned to work with sterling silver, brass, copper, and 14K. He also learned lapidary work. Louis Booth’s sterling silver and semi precious creations was carried in all the major department stores, such as Lord & Taylor, Nordstrom’s, Sak’s, Macy’s, etc. and quality boutiques throughout the country. During that time Louis worked with many of the couture and better clothing designers. His jewelry was used on the “cat walk” of many fashion shows.
Louis Booth began doing personal appearances for the Sak’s First Floor and many designer boutiques throughout the country. Many of the stores that carried his line would promote “Meet the Designer” sales. He enjoyed meeting and working with the jewelry wearer. Twelve years ago Louis made the transition to retailing his jewelry at Craft Shows joined by his family. We always have fun at the shows and enjoy the loyalty of our customers. It has been thirty years of making jewelry. Louis Booth’s style and techniques continue to evolve to this day. Today, Louis works in a variety of styles. He is best known for his silver and brass combinations. His work also includes, red copper, and gold tone jewelry. Some of his items are one of a kind, most are limited editions. He also does custom work. When our customer’s can’t find something, they ask Louis. When asked what he likes best about doing this type of work, he will say how he likes to see his jewelry come to life when worn. Our customer’s enjoy wearing his items, and always gets noticed and complimented! Not only is the jewelry fun and stylish to wear, it is comfortable and multi-functional. He makes pins that can also be worn as pendants. A great deal of love and care goes into the creation of Louis Booth jewelry. We wish for our customers to have fun and to wear the jewelry in good health!!!