CONTEMPORARY studio JEWELRY
NOEL LEICHT CONTEMPORARY JEWERLY
ARTIST COLLECTION The lacy look of cast sterling silver guns deceives the viewer from afar....epitomizing the duality of guns in today's society. Hand fabricated bullets hang from the epaulettes.
ARTIST COLLECTION A lakeside chalet in the woods, full of family memories. Oxidized sterling silver and acrylic.
WHAT IS A GORGET ?
A GORGET is the last vestige of human armor worn around the neck or on the upper chest for protection. In the past, gorgets were worn to denote rank or social standing, symbolizing importance.
I use this form of necklace as a metaphor, as narrative adornment or personal art for what is important to the wearer.
ARTIST COLLECTION Bronze dancers surround a sterling silver figure for this handsome gorget celebrating the human body and dance.
SOLD From a Great Recession Series remembering the banking and housing bubble of 2007. Sterling silver and dimes linked together.
ARTIST COLLECTON Cocobola wood, sterling silver and 14K gold rivet.
SOLD Part of a triptych depicting the melting glaciers. Sterling silver and chunky chrysocola. Other gorgets represented the melting ice and black ice.
ARTIST COLLECTION Repouseed fish dreaming and swimming in opposite directions. Superimposed on a shard of broken Ibex glass plate. Sterling silver. Bubbly chain necklace attached.
SOLD Mixed metal patchwork neckpiece. Sterling silver, brass, copper, bronze and nickel.
SOLD Oxidized sterling silver and patinaed copper. Fabricated. Depicts the story of the flooding of Valmeyer, IL when the town had to move up to higher ground after the the flooding Mississippi breached the levies.
ARTIST COLLECTION Reticulated sterling silver collar depicting the flood plain overlaid by forged "Confluence", a neckpiece representing the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers north of St. Louis.
SOLD Narrative gorget urging population control. Oxidized sterling silver, malachite. Large pendant on round wire choker.
SOLD Turquoise, sponge coral & sterling silver. Pendant hangs from turquoise beads.
ARTIST COLLECTION Sterling silver gorget celebrating risk taking. Sterling silver with pearl. Fabricated by artist.