Leanne grew up on the sandy & crowded beaches of the Jersey shore. When she was in high school her older sister moved to the west coast. She decided to visit her sister one spring break and instantly fell in love with the West side. After high school, Leanne studied Fine Art at Green Mountain College in Poultney, Vermont where she learned to create utilitarian pottery and oil paintings. After moving to Bend the summer of 2012 she started dabbling in wire wrapping and simple jewelry making skills.
Interested in expanding her knowledge of jewelry she apprenticed with the Douglas’s in 2013. Proving her capabilities in the studio she eventually became a full time employee and now works in the studio designing and creating hand fabricated Oregon Sunstone Jewelry. She looks forward to absorbing even more skill sets through out her journey with The Sunstone Store!