Who Am I?

Hi!  I am Leigh Forrester and I am the artisan/owner of Leigh Forrester Designs.  I have a passion for classic jewelry that won’t require your home as collateral!  For me, our world is beautifully filled with plants, animals, insects (not mosquitos!), the oceans, pebble strewn rivers, and gem filled mountains.  I have had the pleasure of living near the ocean for over 20 years and during that time I collected sea urchin shells, sharks teeth, interesting pebbles, beach glass and a lot of sand between my toes. We just moved to the mountains of Western North Carolina and I wake up to the glorious sound of birds breakfasting, the sun rising over the mountains and hikes that take me along paths bordered by streams and wild flowers.  I love to travel and collect charms from the different lands I have visited.  I grew up painting, tried my hand at pottery and have found my passion making jewelry of semi-precious gemstones, freshwater pearls and precious metals.  This is jewelry for the discerning woman.

Because I only use genuine semi-precious gemstones and freshwater pearls, each gem and/or pearl is different in size, shape, depth of color, etc.  I love to design my jewelry to showcase the natural beauty of each gem or pearl and deciding on a harmonious lay out of a bracelet or of earrings has become my favorite part of the process.

If you see a design you like but wish to change out the stone or charm, just let me know, as I want you to be very happy with your bracelet.