Announcement I love to saw and hammer metal, and colorful stones make my heart go pitter patter. If you have any questions about my work, please send me a message. I'm never too busy to write back. --Leslie
I love to saw and hammer metal, and colorful stones make my heart go pitter patter. If you have any questions about my work, please send me a message. I'm never too busy to write back. --Leslie
Lynn Duncan on Feb 13, 2017
Gorgeous earrings, beautiful craftsmanship. Just love this piece of jewelry.
Monica Taormina on Feb 9, 2017
Leslie created this magical piece from start to finish, and I'm blown away! I will treasure this beauty for years to come! Prompt and thorough communication. A very sturdy piece made to last and age beautifully. Thank you so much for designing and creating such a strikingly beautiful piece!
Julie Davis on Jan 16, 2017
Great Sterling Pin. This will be cherished....
Redesigning the Designer
When I was 12 years old I read a quote from Oscar Wilde that changed my life: “One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art.” I took it very seriously. During most of my life I either made art, wore art or lived artfully, but only recently did I figure out how to do it all at the same time.
After a move away from everything that felt like home, I was feeling stuck in my work and my art. It was my husband, the financial analyst, who suggested I try working in metal. Silver and gold are part of his world, so it made perfect sense to him. As soon as I got my hands on the torch, hammers and files that are the tools of the metalsmith's trade, I was hooked. It opened up a whole new world where I could use the design skills I'd developed in previous careers as a clothing designer, pastry chef, web site developer and painter.
I started dreaming my designs in my sleep, more than I could possibly produce in my waking hours. I can't say whether I'm having more fun at night dreaming new designs or during the day working at my bench making them real. And I'm not even sure it matters!
Owner, Maker, Designer
I've been making art since I was old enough to hold a pencil. I inherited my sense of style from my mom and my love of tools from my dad. I live in Portland, OR with my husband and 2 rock star Standard Poodles.
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