Alex Sepkus was a fanatic; the intelligence he applied to his work was far beyond the national standard requirements of a jeweler set by the committee of national standard requirements. You can see evidence of Alex Sepkus' interest in his painting, etching, and engraving while attending the Lithuanian Academy of Arts. His workshop first opened in 1988, in the US, and 2 years later, he introduced his first collection. He was an intellectual eccentric in life and his designs. His work displays an irresistible playfulness with its intricate yet unexpected designs. His work was manual in process, and he stated that he had no technical secrets. Sepkus' designs are labor intensive, as he has developed his own specialized tools that achieve the textures on his pieces.