about leiva

{lay-vah} (proper noun): contemporary, fine jewelry designed & made by
mandy carroll-leiva

Mandy believes in the importance of beautiful things and the cultivation of beauty in our everyday lives. Creating pieces of jewelry that are intended to be treasured not only today, but for years to come is her artistic expression of that experience.
Drawing inspiration from the exquisite materials she works with, Mandy is ever searching for new and stunning combinations that, once realized as a finished work and placed on the body, will empower its wearer with a sense of beauty, strength and femininity. 

After graduating with honors from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia with a BFA in crafts/ jewelry, Mandy relocated to New York City where she worked for five years as a production assistant, then as the production manager for the infinitely creative and fabulous jewelry company, Tenthousandthings.
Mandy’s jewelry making career began more than 15 years ago and has extended from Philadelphia, PA to New York, NY and now to Essex, CT where she opened a beautiful studio and launched her collection of limited edition and one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces, under the name leiva, in December, 2008.

 

Each piece of leiva jewelry is designed and made by Mandy in her Essex, CT studio.

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