Search Icon Shopping Bag Icon Find a Store

Stafford Jewelers visits Leslie Shiels Art Studio in Over The Rhine.

We wanted to spend some time with one of our favorite artists, Leslie Shiels. Do a photoshoot that gives you a peek into her studio, her art while showcasing some of our edgy designer jewelry. 

All jewelry in photos are for sale at Stafford Jewelers, call and ask for information 513-891-5200.  All art shot shown in photos is for sale at Leslie Shiels Studio. Photos were taken by Ross VanPelt of RVP Photography

The theme of this shoot was about embracing a Woman’s individualism, independence and strength. It was not a light, bright airy shoot but edgy, dramatic and just plain cool. We picked pieces of jewelry to shoot that we feel a woman would buy herself. Bracelet that can be worn alone or together with existing pieces she already owns. Necklaces for a special occasion or because she has an upcoming night out with the girls.  If you are wondering, yes, Leslie had all those cool items in her studio. Skulls, stuffed foxes (used for composition painting), a piano and lots and lots of amazing art.

Who is Leslie Shiels?

Leslie grew up in Cincinnati and has been painting almost her whole life.  She is exhibited locally, regionally and nationally. She is the real deal, not only as an artist but as a person. 

Leslie is one of those people you meet who is intriguing. Not only in her talents but in the way she views the world with her thought-provoking outlook. She is kind, funny, smart, clever and deep.

She truly is one of our families favorite people. 

Leslie Shiels makes paintings and prints as her own response to life, to what she sees around her in solid fact and in underlying meaning. Talking with her, I had the feeling that she just can’t help it; when something interests her, bothers her, gives her an idea, she wants to make art of it. And so she does. As it happens, her interests are considerable.

–Jane Durrell

The Stafford Jewelers woman is fearless, bold & not afraid to be exactly who she is.

This photoshoot was centered around women and living intentionally. The Stafford Jewelers woman is fearless, bold & not afraid to be exactly who she is.

In forever pursuit of living each day intentionally. I wholeheartedly believe that we can transform the space around us just by the way we love one another. Just by the joy that we have, the smiles that we give, and the laughs that we share. Just by listening closely, serving genuinely, and encouraging often. There’s truly nothing sweeter than creating a space for people to fully embrace the uniqueness of who they are.

The Stafford Jewelers woman is fearless, bold & not afraid to be exactly who she is.

This photoshoot is for all the ladies. Let us know what you think of the shoot or if you have any questions!  We would love to chat.