I'm Erin Dengler, the artisan behind Erin Leigh Designs. With a 24-year career as a professional silversmith, my passion for crafting fine jewelry has been a lifelong pursuit. My journey began as a Studio Arts major at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM, where I delved deep into the intricacies of small metal fabrication and casting techniques. Following graduation in 2001, I honed my skills as a bench jeweler for a local jewelry designer, dedicating seven fruitful years to all aspects of running a jewelry business. During this time, I assembled my own studio, complete with essential tools, equipment, and a jeweler's bench, paving the way for my solo venture.
I Design And Create Each Piece Of Jewelry By Hand
Hand-Made Designer Jewelry
In 2007, I received a highly regarded invitation to showcase my work as the featured artist at a renowned international gallery in Albuquerque, NM. This remarkable opportunity allowed me to showcase my creations for four years, and it was an experience that left a memorable mark on my artistic journey.
Today, I bring my creations to the world through various channels, including local farmers' markets, juried exhibitions, select boutiques, as well as my online presence. Every piece of jewelry is meticulously handcrafted by me using sterling silver and adorned with semi-precious stones. Many of my designs are one of a kind, each radiating its unique story. Furthermore, I adore the opportunity to collaborate with my esteemed customers, creating custom designs that are as unique as the individuals who wear them.
I find immense joy in crafting each piece, and my hope is that you derive as much pleasure from wearing it as I do from creating it. Should you wish to explore the world of custom designs, please don't hesitate to reach out through the contacts page. Thank you for considering Erin Leigh Designs as a part of your journey in appreciating fine craftsmanship and personal expression through jewelry.
At Erin Leigh Designs, I specialize in crafting one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces. Your custom order can draw inspiration from my existing designs showcased in the "Gallery" section of my Shop. Alternatively, I love the opportunity to embark on an entirely new creative journey, where your vision becomes the heart of a distinctive, personalized design. To begin this creative collaboration, kindly visit my contact page, and we'll embark on a journey of inspiration and artistry together.