Amanda Leonhart <[email protected]>
Northwestern PA based jewelry artist, Amanda Leonhart, has been forming and evolving her technique for several years. Her love of jewelry started with a career at a young age in the fine jewelry sales industry. After a move and marriage, she had a career change to nursing, but missed the call of stones and metal. As she found her way back to her love for jewelry, she started off with simple designs. Her skills grew with self teaching through the use of magazines, books and trial and error with a few classes here and there to find her muse. Often hearing supportive words in her small home town from her customers, such as unique and different, Amanda used this as fuel to embrace new ideas and techniques often.
Currently, she works with mixed metals and multimedia pieces, and has a passionate love for hand stamping and the personalization of keepsakes. The precision of the technique coupled with the freedom of the occasional happy accident keeps her interest and desire for jewelry making alive and well.