LENIA (Craft Artist)

Biography

English | Japanese

LENIA was born in 1988 in Hyogo. At the earliest age, she found an attraction to gemstones and their unique beauty. Her first lasting impression came from a visit to a jewelry accessories shop in Osaka while shopping with her parents. She was 3 years old at that time. Her interest was again brought to life when she met a gemologist at a gem show she attended in Seattle, Washington on a visit to America with her parents. She was 9 years old during that trip, but the beginning of her journey was taking shape. She began to explore and work with gemstones from that time. LENIA began to realize her dream of using gemstones to make accessories while attending the university. She began marketing and selling her works online while attending school. Her love of being creative and making beautiful accessories continued to grow and showed her a wonderful vision and path for her life. That desire, hard work and the support of many people has allowed her to find success.

LENIA shares her creativity with her father. From a young age, he too dreamed of creating beauty from nature. Today, he is well known for his work building classical guitars using traditional craftsmanship. His passion for detail accompanied by the beautiful sounds resulting from his creations have been an inspiration for LENIA in her work. She carries on with that same tradition of recognizing natural beauty and turning that into beautiful works of art. Each gemstone has its own personality and is unique. LENIA finds a way to discover and model each stone into an accessory that compliments its unique characteristics to bring forth its beauty. Her goal is to produce a piece of art that brings happiness to the person wearing it and compliment that person’s unique beauty.

As you look at each accessory, seek out its unique beauty. Find that piece that inspires you and compliments what makes you special and beautiful.