Venue: Church of the Good Shepherd, Handen Rd, Lee, SE12 8NR
Leila has been making jewellery since childhood, never thinking it could become a real career. She acquired a degree in Art History, later trying photography, while constantly being drawn to jewellery making.
She draws inspiration from a multitude of sources: art history, vintage collectibles, nature and travelling, her work reflecting her Swedish/Iranian heritage. She describes her work as vibrant and wearable jewellery for design-conscious ladies of all ages.
She has a few different lines which she refers to as ‘Charmy’ , ‘Brights’, ‘Precious’, ‘Hairflowers’ and a small new line in sterling silver. Charmy, is an eclectic mix of charms, pendants and beads for the contemporary nostalgic. Brights, is a range with cleaner lines and bolder shapes, easy to wear pieces to finish and complement an outfit. Precious, is pieces made with semi-precious stones and sterling silver, from the very chunky strung pieces, to the more delicate ones on floating wire or silver chains. The Hairflowers are made in a range of fabrics, from sumptuous Chinese brocades, linen, flowery cottons to upcycled denim and tweeds, contemporary as well as vintage inspired. The sterling silver jewellery draws inspiration from simple shapes and textures found in Scandinavian design also reflecting Persian elements.