Lesley Aine McKeown is an Arizona jewelry designer who works primarily in high karat gold, sterling silver, semi-precious and gemstones. Her designs are constructed using traditional low-tech silver metal smithing techniques.
“For me creating and breathing are the same thing. From the time I was small child I was given tools to make things and an environment that inspired me. I am drawn to exploration and my work is an evolution of that process. I design with a mind to form and negative space. My technique is low-tech using traditional metalsmith tools. The use of unique stones is often the inspiration of a design. It is my hope that the wearer of my work will identify with something that speaks to their personal aesthetic and deeper less tangible emotions thus completing the creative circle.”