ARTIST'S MESSAGE

 

 

MY NAME IS LEYLA, I AM A BENCH JEWELER & THE CREATOR OF LEYLA BAHAR DESIGNS.

MY WORK IS NOT SOLEY DESIGNED FOR ONLY ONE GENDER, IT IS FOR ANYONE WHO DESIRES TO COLLECT WORK.

MY METAL ART IS MADE WITH BOLDNESS & SUPERIOR CRAFTSMANSHIP BY USING CIRE-PERDUE TRADITIONS, ALSO KNOWN

AS LOST WAX CAST. MY WAX MANIPULATION TECHNIQUES CREATE A DESIGN STYLE THAT IS RAW, YET ELEGANT, WEARABLE

CONTEMPORARY METAL ART JEWELRY. I TAKE A LOT OF PRIDE CREATING, FORGING & POLISHING FROM START TO FINISH EACH PIECE OF MY WORK BY HAND. MY DESIGNS ARE INFLUENCED BY MANY DIFFERENT CULTURAL STYLES, ORGANIC TEXTURE VARIATIONS & THE VIVACIOUSNESS NATURE OF THE 70'S ERA.

 SOME WOULD SAY MY STYLE IS REBELLIOUS OR MAY FEEL MY TECHNIQUES MAY NOT BE REFINED BECAUSE I DO NOT DRAW MY DESIGNS OUT PRIOR TO CREATING THEM, NOR DO I  USE A RULER TO MEASURE. I PREFER TO EYE EVERYTHING BECAUSE MY METAL

ART IS DESIGNED TO CREATE AN AWARENESS & APPRECIATION FOR THE BEAUTY OF IMPERFECTION. THE BEAUTY OF THE MINOR IMBALANCE IN EACH PIECE CREATES AN AGED & WORN IN ARCHEOLOGICAL HEIRLOOM AESTHETIC, WHICH

I FIND INTRIGUING & QUITE BEAUTIFUL. 

SOME OF THE DESIGNS ARE CREATED WITH HIGH END VINTAGE OR RECYCLED CHAINS WHICH THEN ARE CLEANED, 

POLISHED & UP-CYCLED BY ADDING CUSTOM HARDWARE IN ORDER TO CREATE FLOW & MOVEMENT BETWEEN THE 

COLLABORATION OF OLD & NEW PIECES. 

 

OVER THE LAST 5 YEARS MY COLLECTIONS HAVE BEEN CREATED TO EVOLVED & COMPLIMENT EACH OTHER.

THOUGH SOME MAY PREFER A LIGHTER WEIGHT QUALITY OF JEWELRY, MY WORK IS KNOWN FOR ITS HIGHER QUALITY WEIGHT. 

FACT: IT HAS BEEN KNOWN TO GIVE THE IMPRESSION OF MELTING & BECOMING A PART OF YOU WHEN COMBINED WITH THE 

TEMPERATURE OF YOUR BODY. THOUGH MOST OF MY WORK HAS TEXTURE, I'VE BEEN TOLD A NUMEROUS AMOUNT OF TIMES, THAT THE PENDANTS I'VE DESIGNED HAVE THE EFFECT OF A WORRY STONE. IT' BRINGS ME COMFORT TO KNOW MY WORK

CAN BRING PEACE OR CALMNESS TO A PERSONS LIFE. 

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