Are you a nature lover?
An adventure seeker?
An art enthusiast?
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.
"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