NOEL LEICHT CONTEMPORARY JEWERLY

SATURDAY NITE SPECIAL
SATURDAY NITE SPECIAL

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.

REMEMBERING THE DAYS
REMEMBERING THE DAYS

ARTIST COLLECTION A lakeside chalet in the woods, full of family memories. Oxidized sterling silver and acrylic.

GORGETS & 

NECKLACES

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.

TROUPE
TROUPE

ARTIST COLLECTION Bronze dancers surround a sterling silver figure for this handsome gorget celebrating the human body and dance.

BROTHER, CAN YOU SPARE A DIME?
BROTHER, CAN YOU SPARE A DIME?

SOLD From a Great Recession Series remembering the banking and housing bubble of 2007. Sterling silver and dimes linked together.

LEMON MERINGUE GORGET
LEMON MERINGUE GORGET

ARTIST COLLECTON Cocobola wood, sterling silver and 14K gold rivet.

GLACIAL ICE
GLACIAL ICE

SOLD Part of a triptych depicting the melting glaciers. Sterling silver and chunky chrysocola. Other gorgets represented the melting ice and black ice.

PISCES IN LA LA LAND
PISCES IN LA LA LAND

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.

QUILTERS' GORGET
QUILTERS' GORGET

SOLD Mixed metal patchwork neckpiece. Sterling silver, brass, copper, bronze and nickel.

VALMEYER 1993
VALMEYER 1993

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.

SACRED RIVERS AND PLAINS
SACRED RIVERS AND PLAINS

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.

HOW DENSE CAN WE BE?
HOW DENSE CAN WE BE?

SOLD Narrative gorget urging population control. Oxidized sterling silver, malachite. Large pendant on round wire choker.

FIRE AND ICE
FIRE AND ICE

SOLD Turquoise, sponge coral & sterling silver. Pendant hangs from turquoise beads.

LEAP & THE NET SHALL APPEAR
LEAP & THE NET SHALL APPEAR

ARTIST COLLECTION Sterling silver gorget celebrating risk taking. Sterling silver with pearl. Fabricated by artist.