Do you love good design?
Does spending time in nature re-energize you?
Do you appreciate art?
Do you want to stay connected to what's important to you?
If you have answered yes to any of the above questions, then welcome. I am so glad you're here!
About My Jewelry
As long as I can remember, I have been obsessed with textures. To this day, I cannot resist touching a cashmere sweater or a silk scarf at a women's clothing boutique or a smooth gemstone at the Tucson Gem Show. Each texture tells a story.
My love for texture and the outdoors are the driving forces behind my jewelry designs. As a former competitive triathlete and personal fitness trainer, I have spent countless hours running and cycling in the Rocky Mountains.
Through pushing the boundaries in metalsmithing by fusing sterling silver, I create conversation pieces that are inspired by the Rocky Mountains, the southwest desert landscape, and geometric elements. Through my process of fusing sterling silver, I have the freedom to blend my love for texture and the beauty of Mother Nature to create modern jewelry that sparks curiosity and connection.
About the Designer: Jen Lesea-Ames
I have always taken the road less traveled, a non-conformist of sorts. Through many twists and turns, I returned "home" as I rediscovered my inner creative.
As a little girl, I collected rocks, minerals, and seashells along the shores of the Bay Area in northern California. In school I excelled in science. With a formal education in Exercise Physiology, I took a detour from stone collecting and art and worked full time as a Personal Fitness Trainer and Triathlon Coach for 18 years. It wasn’t until November 2009 when I was inspired 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 studied metalsmithing at the Denver School of Jewelry Arts and fell in love with fusing sterling silver, which enables me to create one-of-a-kind textures. In 2014, I found myself at a crossroads with my career when I was diagnosed with bilateral hip dysplasia and labral tears. After two hip preservation (PAO) surgeries, I decided to retire from my fitness career and go full-time with my jewelry business.
I think about my story every time I sit down at my jeweler's bench to create a new design. The result is by blending unique metal textures with recycled sterling silver and ethically-sourced gemstones, I create jewelry that has its own unique story and inspiration.
I invite you to explore my collections to find the piece that you will treasure for years to come. See below video to learn more!