Designer Spotlight: Leonor Heleno
A brief story of what you do and why you do it.
I am a mathematician by career, and I needed to do now something more artistic and creative! I am now a Designer of creative, luxurious handmade, sterling Silver Fashion Jewelry.
How did you get into jewelry design?
My love and passion for it!
What makes your collection unique?
My pieces are elegant, and sophisticated, and at the same time, fashionable and pleasant for every day wear!
What are your inspirations?
The glamor of the 50's Movie stars! I love the fact that they look like they would wash they dishes with diamonds around their neck!!
How are you making a difference in your life?
I tell myself every day that I can do it!
What's something unusual about you that makes you “you”?
I am a scientist, photographer and well… me!
What's the biggest struggle/success in running your jewelry business like a business?
The challenge is getting known and not losing the respect of people I use to work with! My major success is that I am still making money… OK, the family won't live on it, but I am not on the negative!
I'm Portuguese, living in Paris (France), mother of 2 boys. After half my life spent working as a successful IT banking consultant around the world, I decided to start my own business as a Fashion Jewelry Designer.