A self-admitted “total fashion addict", Sandy Leong began creating jewelry for herself in 2004, however her unique life journey has prepared her well for her latest, adventurous endeavor. Sandy was born in Portland, Oregon and spent the first seven years of her life living in Anchorage, Alaska where the moose and the caribou would roam free in the streets. Here she developed a love for all things natural and organic, even as young child. Her family then moved to the San Francisco Bay area where she thrived on the inspiring hills of San Francisco as well as its rich culture, from the museums to the aquarium to sightseeing and shopping in Chinatown.
Sandy graduated in 1984 from Oregon State University with her major in Speech Communications and Journalism. Following her graduation, she took to the skies as a flight attendant for American Airlines. This career path allowed Sandy to travel the world and enrich herself with cultures abroad. Through her travels, Sandy awakened her artistic spirit, and began working in different mediums to express her creativity including, painting, drawing, photography, and arts and crafts.
In 1993 Sandy met her husband Bob and moved to New York City where she had her two children, Chaya age 13 and Zak, 10 years old. When both children began attending school full time, Sandy started taking jewelry classes at the 92nd Street YMCA and the Jewelry Arts Institute in NYC; she found she had a true affinity for creating jewelry.
Sandy Leong’s innate ability to create jewelry gave way to the natural, organic shapes found in her signature collection. In 2009, Sandy Leong became a proud sponsor of the TED Fellows having generously created and donated a series of pendants, bracelets and lapel pins in her signature circle design with the TED logo cut out.
Sandy Leong designs jewelry for the modern woman who enjoys easy, everyday elegance. Her designs are feminine and organic featuring natural lines and 100% recycled gold.