Lindsay Lassen is a native of New Orleans, born and raised in a city where the influence of music, art galleries, Mardi Gras and theatre was hard to ignore. We’re pleased to feature her jewelry line here. Browse her Earrings, Bracelets, and Necklaces!
Lindsay graduated from the prestigious Louise S. McGehee School with a “Distinction in Art” for printmaking.
Her childhood interest in jewelry-making was fostered by a summer in San Francisco at “Beyond Beads” where she worked with many accomplished jewelry designers helping them put together their “looks”.
While studying art at the University of Arizona, Lindsay was inspired to combine her love of jewelry with her talent for printmaking.
The result was truly unique and original pieces which garnered accolades from her professors and peers. She furthered her technique at nearby Pima College, in Tucson, Arizona, and created an independent study program combining her two loves.
Lindsay’s handmade designs are one-of-a-kind and have always received an abundance of attention. Each piece is special in its own way and will never be exactly the same. Lindsay looks forward to evolving her jewelry line, incorporating new techniques and always remembering the influence of texture and color that her storied hometown taught her.
My goal is to create beautiful, irresistible pieces of wearable art for women. I combine various techniques of jewelry making with my love of printmaking utilizing mixed media to execute contemporary designs. Using an assortment of paper, metals, glass, wire and semiprecious stones, sometimes I am inspired by a shape, or the color of a stone or texture that is revealed in one of my prints. I am led by the texture, color, etc. to produce elements that are particularly flattering on my canvas, the body.
My jewelry starts with a series of prints made in the technique of Intaglio or Relief. These images incorporate color, form, and gradations. I make many pieces of jewelry using different cropped sections from one print.
For each piece, I sketch shapes to best “frame” the image. The sketches are transferred to metal and cut out with a saw, and the metal is hammered to give texture. The randomness of this process assures that no two finished pieces will be exactly alike. The image is then cropped and covered in resin. I select semiprecious stones to compliment the print. Once dry, the metal and print are riveted together to create the finished look. The piece has to flow well; the beading and the metal to look amazing on the body.
I want women to be so intrigued by my work that they will want to study each piece to learn how the layers have come together. My goal is for my work to stand on its own as a piece of art with a modern edge, making each woman who wears it feel stylish and beautiful.