Elizabeth Ryan-Belton studied jewelry and metalsmithing at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth and Massachusetts College of Art and Design. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Mass Art in 2005. She then worked as a production/bench jeweler for a local artisan before starting her own jewelry business, Looka Jewelry, in 2011. Her jewelry has been exhibited throughout the US at fine art galleries and in juried exhibitions including The Paine Gallery, Providence Art Club, Michele Mercaldo Contemporary Jewelry, Paradise City, Artrider Fine Craft Shows and sold at Don Muller Gallery, The Boulder Arts and Crafts Co-Op, The Clever Hand Gallery, and the Worcester Center for the Crafts Gallery and Holiday Festival. Her production jewelry has been featured in several publications and local magazines including Preview Massachusetts and Worcester Living Magazine.