Michele LeVett, Jeweler

Michele LeVett hand fabricates one of a kind fine art earrings, bracelets and necklaces from sterling silver, 18k yellow gold, gemstones and agates in her Durham, North Carolina studio.

Michele LeVett

“I consider my work to be bold and architectural with rich texture and layers of color.”

Michele LeVett has always enjoyed creating art and working with her hands. Her father was a painter and her mother enjoyed sewing. She is a highly visual person and began her career as a painter. Later, she was introduced to jewelry making and became passionate about working with metal. Her focus is sculptural jewelry with gemstones.

Michele creates her jewelry from sterling silver and 18k gold accented with gemstones for color. Each piece is fabricated using traditional metalsmithing techniques, including acid etching, roller printing, reticulation, forging, and oxidation. She enjoys setting her own stones and tends to make one unique piece at a time. Her studio is small with room for only one person.

Michele studied art at Albion College in Michigan and is a completely self-taught metalsmith. She has shown and sold her award-winning jewelry at select art festivals across the United States. Galleries also have collections of her work.