Chloe Leigh Designs:Handcrafted Fine Jewelry
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Growing up surrounded by the ocean landscape of Cape Ann, Chloe Leigh finds inspiration in her natural environment. Her inspiration stems from her love of the sea and its complex habitat of plants and flowers. She is drawn to circular forms, a warm palate, and hidden features that are often overlooked.
Chloe creates memorable fine jewelry with a sophisticated and delicate style to compliment the wearer. Each piece is individually handcrafted and thoughtfully created by Chloe in her studio. She primarily works with argentium silver, tarnish resistant sterling silver, 18K gold, and precious gemstones; and uses traditional metalsmithing techniques such as hand fabrication, lost wax casting, forming, fusing, soldering, hammering and stone setting. Each piece is meticulously hand polished to a bright finish or hand-textured with her signature sparkling sand-like texture.
She has a BFA in Jewelry and Metalsmithing from Massachusetts College of Art and Design and an AJP from GIA, the world's largest and most respected institute of gemological research. She also sought additional training by attending Alchimia Contemporary Jewelry School in Florence, Italy; Davide Penso Glass Jewels classes in Murano, Italy; Marchutz College of Art and Design in Aix-en-Provence, France; and The Glass Furnace in Istanbul, Turkey. After graduating with her BFA, she established Chloe Leigh Design Studio in Gloucester, Massachusetts and she continues to participate in a variety of craft shows throughout the East Coast.