Bio

  • Are you a nature lover?
  • An adventure seeker?
  • An art enthusiast?
  • A free-spirit?
Regardless of how you define yourself, I believe jewelry is a personal reflection of your beautiful self and can empower you to exude strength and confidence. Through pushing the boundaries in silver-smithing and sourcing unusual semi-precious stones, I create conversation pieces that blend bold, rustic, and modern styles. The result is that each piece I design has a story of authentic expression.

I have always taken the road less traveled, a non-conformist of sorts. Through many twists and turns, I returned home as I discovered my inner creative to finely craft bold originals with responsibly-sourced materials which will be enjoyed for years to come.

As a little girl, I collected rocks, minerals, and seashells along the Northern California coast. In school I excelled in science; with a formal education in Exercise Physiology, I took a detour from stone collecting and art and was a full time Personal Fitness Trainer and Triathlon Coach. It wasn’t until 2009 when I was called to pull some dusty gemstone beads out of the drawer and do something completely unrelated to work: I taught myself basic stringing and started making jewelry. At that moment, I reconnected with a part of myself that had been dormant for many years. Wanting more of a challenge, I learned metal-smithing and fell in love with fusing sterling silver, which allows me to create one-of-a-kind textures. I found myself at a crossroads in 2014: I received a diagnosis of bilateral hip dysplasia and had two periacetabular osteotomy (PAO) surgeries, so I decided to retire from my career in fitness and went full-time with my jewelry business. Blending unique textures and amazing gemstones, I strive to create jewelry that reflects the road less traveled.

Whether its my nature-inspired mountain jewelry or an abstract textured ring with a vintage American turquoise stone, I invite you to peruse my website to find the piece that best connects you with your highest good.

*****Testimonials*****
"I truly love the organic flow in Jen's style of jewelry. She has a wonderful eye for stone selection and choosing the right style for each individual stone as well as giving the fused work without stones a very natural and earthy feel." - Joy S.

"We LOVE having Jen Lesea's unique jewelry in our art gallery.  Jen's work speaks to many people and the sales have proven that.  Her one-of-a kind pieces are versatile with the "mountain" themed pieces being a big draw for us.  We have enjoyed carrying her jewelry so much, we now have it displayed in our front jewelry case!  There's something for everyone!"
- Tamara Jarolimek
Aspen and Evergreen Gallery owner