After spending decades as a pastry chef in Southern California, Leslie discovered her love for creating art. Pastries were temporary, but the inspiration prompted exploration. With the desire to create more permanent art and to showcase the back of stones as well as the front, Leslie created her signature "perched setting" ring. People began to take notice of Leslie's unique and dramatic ring, which encouraged her development more for the collection, like her mesmerizing puzzle rings and earrings, as well as variations of her quintessential "perched setting."
Leslie now resides in Portland, Oregon where she continues to design stunning and unusual pieces.