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Stephanie Leaphart

Medium: Sterling silver art jewelry

Description:  Handcrafted art jewelry inspired by the Global Diaspora

Stephanie Leaphart is the artist behind Leaping Heart Jewelry. Love of travel and studies in Anthropology have deeply influenced her work. Time spent in North and West Africa, Europe, the Caribbean and the American South and Southwest have deepened her appreciation of the pure joy that wearing handcrafted, culturally inspired silver can offer. Leaping Heart jewelry incorporates the textures, techniques and sentiments of ancient and modern jewelry from around the world. Stephanie incorporates unique elements from every continent as her love of handmade, textural, ritual, spiritual and religious adornments inspires her work. I make modern antiquities, opulent, oversized and textured. Characterized by hammered and beaded surfaces reminiscent of treasures from every continent. Pieces that are at once luscious and modern yet ancient and tribal. Ancient peoples used amulets for protection and comfort. Why should we be any different and miss out on feeling good when wearing our adornments. Use of sterling silver, forged iron, leather and stones favored by our ancestors (turquoise, carnelian, rock crystal, jade, lapis lazuli and more) make these art jewelry pieces powerful and comforting. Conjure your inner shaman.

Stephanie Leaphart

Medium: Sterling silver art jewelry

Description:  Handcrafted art jewelry inspired by the Global Diaspora

Stephanie Leaphart is the artist behind Leaping Heart Jewelry. Love of travel and studies in Anthropology have deeply influenced her work. Time spent in North and West Africa, Europe, the Caribbean and the American South and Southwest have deepened her appreciation of the pure joy that wearing handcrafted, culturally inspired silver can offer. Leaping Heart jewelry incorporates the textures, techniques and sentiments of ancient and modern jewelry from around the world. Stephanie incorporates unique elements from every continent as her love of handmade, textural, ritual, spiritual and religious adornments inspires her work. I make modern antiquities, opulent, oversized and textured. Characterized by hammered and beaded surfaces reminiscent of treasures from every continent. Pieces that are at once luscious and modern yet ancient and tribal. Ancient peoples used amulets for protection and comfort. Why should we be any different and miss out on feeling good when wearing our adornments. Use of sterling silver, forged iron, leather and stones favored by our ancestors (turquoise, carnelian, rock crystal, jade, lapis lazuli and more) make these art jewelry pieces powerful and comforting. Conjure your inner shaman.

Tour Location: Colt Gateway - Weekend #1

Email: stephanie@leapingheart.com

Website: www.leapingheart.com

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