Leann Feldt30 Years in Jewelry Design
At Artisan Jewelers you will work directly with the owner and Master Jeweler Leann Feldt who has been creating fine jewelry for over thirty years.
With a Bachelors degree in metalcrafts and jewelry from Rochester Institute of Technology’s School for American Craftsmen, Leann has worked on lathes the size of a car, hand raised a sterling bowl using techniques refined by Paul Revere and fabricated sculpture using a torch with a five-foot flame. One of her student pieces won national recognition and was on display at Tiffany’s.
In 1993 Leann started her business doing repair work for other jewelry stores and opened her own retail business the following year. Since then she has won numerous other design awards and continues to push the boundaries of handcrafted fine jewelry.
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Ethically Sourced Jewels & Materials
If you are looking for eco-friendly options, Artisan Jewelers works with the nation’s largest supplier and refiner of gold and platinum. This makes it possible to offer custom designs in 100% fully refined recycled gold and platinum. We also work with ethical suppliers and can offer Fair Trade gemstones and Canadian diamonds.
How It Works
Most of what I do is custom and one-of-a-kind so I thought I’d take a moment to discuss how this works here at Artisan Jewelers.
Creating a custom piece begins with the consultation. I like to sit down with my clients and get a feel for what they want.
From here we sort out some basic design elements like the overall width of the ring, material, symmetry, personal taste as far as style; modern, antique, traditional, eclectic, organic, urban baroque, contemporary filigree, fantasy, or a mix.
Next, we meet again to discuss the designs. I went to art school, so I am very hands-on. My designs are hand drawn and I am not limited to using stock images from a computer program, which are based on existing manufactured jewelry.
Once a design is chosen I carve from a solid piece of wax. This I also do by hand. It is my niche. I am faster than the machines and can create angles and curves that the machines cannot. A finished wax can be altered. this is the last step before a finished piece and making changes at this point is not a problem, not at all. My goal is to create a unique and stunning piece of wearable art that you will love forever.
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