Leigh's work may be created in a series that follows a design theme, yet each individual piece is unique to itself.
" I love to take inspiration from a wide variety of gemstones. Color is added with amethysts, sunstones, moonstones, citrines, peridots, and a rainbow of colored stones. I particularly enjoy the effect of druzies. The creative process involves hand-sketching of design ideas, along with the manipulation of individual elements of the piece, and the selection of appropriate gemstones, prior to assembly. My work is an expression of the limitless opportunities of merging design, stunning gemstones created in nature, and metals worked and shaped by my hand. The work captures the energy and beauty of the materials, and is, at once, both dynamic and harmonious."
Fossil Coral Pendant with sandstone garnet chain. SS 22K and 18K
Handwoven copper pendant with oval carnelian drops
Pin/Pendant Druzy SS 22 K
Trillion Druzy in a bezel on free-form SS 22K 18K accent
Leaf earrings 14K and 18K amethyst beads
Shield earrings SS18KY and spinel