Rachelle Leon's Profile

About

Rachelle R. Leon was born in Boston, Massachusetts and raised in the small surrounding town of Winthrop. She shortly attended the Museum of Fine Arts School, Boston. While there she discovered her passion for the pen and she earned a BFA in Professional Writing at Salem State University. After moving to Maine she attended Southern Maine Community College, where she earned an AS in Marine Biology and Oceanography.

Rachelle is a self-taught jewelry artist, seamstress, and crafter who looks upon outside influences as inspirations and teachers of the craft. She closely studies the juxtapositions within nature and technology and tries to incorporate those ideas into her jewelry and crafts. She gives the client the ability to still be a part of nature in such a digitalized world. By accentuating the tendencies in nature, it lends the client the realization that what we see within…

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  • Female
  • Born on January 22
  • Joined December 8, 2011

Favorite materials

Steel, Copper, Metal, Beads, felt, cotton, buttons, recycled materials

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About

Rachelle R. Leon was born in Boston, Massachusetts and raised in the small surrounding town of Winthrop. She shortly attended the Museum of Fine Arts School, Boston. While there she discovered her passion for the pen and she earned a BFA in Professional Writing at Salem State University. After moving to Maine she attended Southern Maine Community College, where she earned an AS in Marine Biology and Oceanography.

Rachelle is a self-taught jewelry artist, seamstress, and crafter who looks upon outside influences as inspirations and teachers of the craft. She closely studies the juxtapositions within nature and technology and tries to incorporate those ideas into her jewelry and crafts. She gives the client the ability to still be a part of nature in such a digitalized world. By accentuating the tendencies in nature, it lends the client the realization that what we see within our daily lives is not that dissimilar from what we find in nature. She enjoys working in collaboration with other artists and celebrating collective energy.

Rachelle’s style is eclectic and abstract. She does not limit her medium in which she works. Recently, her pieces exhibit the weaves, bends, twists, and turns of wire. In the future she plans on working with leather, suede, and basic beading techniques, along with incorporating wire. She is also interested in recycling one man's trash into another person's treasure.

Rachelle is always dreaming up new designs and ways of communicating her message that the integration of nature and technology has always been. She enjoys crafting, whether the materials are directly from nature or the materials are recycled to promote the care of nature.

Some of Rachelle’s influences include Frida Kahlo, Alphonse Mucha, Sire John Tenniel, and Lewis Carroll.

Rachelle currently resides in Gorham Maine with her husband, Max and their three cats, Ichabod, Pumpkin, and Moriarty and their mini potbelly pig, Barnabas Jayne.

Quotes:

"I will not sell a piece of jewelry or craft if it doesn't have a soul. I need to be able to give it a name or else I'll take it apart and start over" -Rachelle R. Leon.

"I make jewelry to help others feel special and beautiful. My sincere intentions are for others to be able to use tools (jewelry for instance) to build a bridge between self and esteem. Any kind of product that helps a person feel amazing externally helps build his/her esteem to feel amazing internally" -Rachelle R. Leon.

"I've never been a person who wears a lot of jewelry but I do understand the powerful significance a piece holds for the person wearing it. I love having the ability to deliver that feeling to people" -Rachelle R. Leon.

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