How it all began....
Talk about finding "the path less traveled" in mid-life....
St. Louis native Noel Leicht went from a suburban
mom, housewife and freehand PR & news writer to an independent artist living an urban life style at age 55.
"With dramatic life changes swirling around me, I realized it was time to redirect my energy to knit my life back together. As my job raising kids was finished, I had to discover where to find my creative passion.
"Art and metal were hiding in my background since childhood. It was a Saturday class in jewelry with Metalsmith Joe Muench at Craft Alliance, a community art and design center, that whetted my interest in metal and opened the door to creativity.
After two and a half years of classes and working in the center's metal studio, I decided to endmy PR practice, find 'a place of my own' and give myself five years to see what happened.
"Becoming a 'maker' proved to satisfy my hands and my aesthetic soul. Using an acetylene torch, hammers, saws, files, and an anvil, I found a way to use silver and gold to transform ideas, metaphors and stories into pieces of wearable art.
"Many of my pieces tell a story with design, visual symbols and metaphors. Working mainly on commission, I turn clients' memories, special events and passions into intriguing works of art. In this new life, I am writing in metal!
To give life to your ideas,
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Call or email Noel
The results will be remarkable.