Biography

"My collections are rich in textural layers and contrasts. As sleek as they are sumputous, my jewelry collections are the perfect line between chic and bohemian, boldfaced luxury."
– Amy Leiner

Amy Leiner is the founder of Amy Leiner Designs, LLC. Her signature jewelry line is comprised of and most noted for her chic use of color (“color stories”, in her words), and innovative design trends.

The Ladder Necklace™ catapulted Amy to the forefront of the fashion and accessories industries.

Though each piece is a limited edition, the ever-changing styles created define Amy’s intrepid sense of versatility and range.

Amy Leiner began designing jewelry as a hobby in the basement of her home in Weston, Connecticut. Soon after, Amy Leiner Designs was established and before long, the company gained both national and international recognition. A nominee of Fashion Group International’s Rising Star Award, Amy’s jewelry can be seen embellishing all areas of the entertainment industry.

In recent years, Amy was invited to sponsor such events as the Academy Awards, the Golden Globe Awards, the Emmy Awards, the BET Awards, the LA Lakers Celebrity Fundraiser, the Sundance Film Festival, the Maui Film Festival and the MTV Film Awards. Her celebrity clients include, though not limited to, the late Eartha Kitt, Bea Arthur, Gwenyth Paltrow, Carol Burnett, Goldie Hawn, Toni Trucks, Jane Seymour (both personally and for her clothing line), Dusty Springfield just to name a few.  During one of her many Trade Shows,  this particular time, in Los Angeles, she was discovered by the stylist and costume designer for the “Pussycat Dolls”, the Carman Elektra famed Vegas Show, will feature Amy Leiner Designs. Some of her other celebrity followers are, Chelsea Handler and Las Vegas superstar, Celine Dion, Lily Tomlin and more.

The company has designed exclusive pieces for Film, Television and Broadway. Credits include: the CW network’s “Modern Men”, Showtime’s “Barbershop” and the 2005 New Line Cinema blockbuster, Wedding Crashers and Something’s Gotta Give. In 2017 she was asked to use several of her scarves for Liam Neeson's new film, "Hard Powder" scheduled to be released in 2019.  Hard Powder recently won several awards at the Berlin Film Festival. Other Television credits include CBS, the Martha Stewart show, and decorating a variety of news anchorwomen. For the Broadway opening of the musical Brooklyn, Leiner designed a one-of-a-kind necklace around an heirloom pendant for the musical’s star, Eden Espinosa.  Donating her designs are a huge part of Amy Leiner's professional philosophy.   Amy Leiner, Elizabeth and Tim Hasselbeck, Don Hasselbeck, Matt Lauer, Meredith Viera, to name a few, were asked to design an Adirondack chair in their own design style incorporating their art, to be auctioned off at a benefit for “A Fresh Canvas”, an Alzheimer’s Arts Program, in May, 2013.

Other career highlights include a collection of Ladder Necklaces featured on each of the mannequins for the opening of the Victoria’s Secret flagship store in New York City.  Amy Leiner Designs added home décor to her design repertoire, adorning the backs of a collection of handcrafted iron ladder back chairs both
for function and fashion, using The Ladder Necklace™.

In the press Amy Leiner Designs has been featured in WWD, Brides Magazine, People Magazine, Elle Magazine, US Weekly, Essence, Vanity Fair, New York Magazine, and Connecticut Magazine, The New York Times Style Page, ABC-TV/The View, am New York, US Weekly, AP feature cover article in the
New Haven Register, AM New York during Fashion week,

Amy Leiner continues to develop and design original pieces of jewelry, always raising the bar for color interpretation in the industry. Amy Leiner Designs does invite the public to shop in her studio in Santa Fe, NM, by appointment only. For further information, please contact the studio directly at 203-809-0369.
Once you walk in she will surely touch your heart with her genuine enthusiasm and passion for life and for embellishing your human spirit.

Amy Leiner Designs, 2018