From award-winning English muffins to jewelry crafted in Thailand, Boxford resident Lilith Guerrera has done it all. She considers herself an entrepreneur. In the 1980s, she founded a baking company called Joyce’s Gourmet Muffins, which won awards and sold product to Food Network star Ina Garten’s company, Barefoot Contessa. “I’m very happy if I’m creating,” Guerrera says. “You’d never think English muffins would lead me to jewelry.”
Today, Guerrera is the founder and CEO of the local jewelry company LOLA – Love one, Love all. She designs the jewelry, and has partners across the world that help her craft it. Artisans in Thailand, for example, apply glass enamel to the sterling silver bases of pendants that are later made into necklaces and bracelets. “Enameling with glass is a long-lost art form. A lot of jewelry companies don’t do it because it’s so tedious,” Guerrera says. The Thai artisans create the pendants in batches of six, heating powdered glass up to 1,600 degrees in a kiln to fuse it to the silver, creating a beautiful jeweled finish.
Style Editor: Lysa Pelletier, Team Artist Representative – Boston, Mass.
Hair and makeup: Paula Roderick-Voisembert, Team Artist Representative – Boston, Mass.
Photography: Scott Zuehlke Photography – Hingham, Mass.
Model: Dayana Karis, Maggie Inc. – Boston, Mass.
Jewelry: LOLA & Company – Boston, Mass.
Wardrobe: dresscode – Andover, Mass.