BUSINESS NAME: Laurie Leonard Designs
ARTIST STATEMENT: Miniature reproductions of Laurie's watercolor paintings are used in her pewter settings and covered with resin. She has been making jewelry since 2008 and her accomplishments include being a Finalist in the Niche Awards three years in a row 2014-2016. Her winter tree necklace was on the cover of Sunshine artist in 2014. One of her necklaces was chosen for Lark Books 'Showcase 500 Art Necklaces' published in July of 2013. Numerous magazine articles including 'Crafts Report and Lapidary Journal's Art Jewelry.
BIO: Laurie began her 'Art' career as a watercolor artist and was successfully selling her work at art shows throughout the region. In 2008, she began to 'play around' with jewelry because, well, 'It was lighter'. It still gave her a 'canvas' to display her watercolor paintings and a new sense of creativity.