Alexa Mufson is a jewelry designer, creative director, and mom. After leaving the mountains of Aspen Colorado, she founded Alexa Leigh in 2010 with the notion of creating sentimental value behind every piece. Alexa’s vision was to cultivate a jewelry line that could be worn every day while maintaining a prominent organic and timeless presence. The collection started with double pendant necklaces that are worn with one pendant in front and one at the nape of your neck and has expanded to cuffs, rings, bracelets, and anklets, all of which manifest Alexa Leigh’s vision. From simple 14k gold necklaces with various diamond options to stackable black rhodium rings, Alexa's jewelry is a modern twist on simplicity. Each piece can be worn separately or layered together and add the perfect touch to any outfit. Alexa's jewelry has been seen on many celebrities such as Miranda Kerr, Ashley Tisdale and she is also very popular among the top fashion bloggers. For more on Alexa, check out her Instagram!
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What lead you to start you own jewelry line:
I started my own jewelry line because I was unhappy at my job and needed a creative outlet.
First thing you do in the morning:
Cy wakes me every morning so the first thing I do is help him into my bed for some morning cuddles.
Biggest challenge you've faced in your career and how did you overcome this obstacle:
I have had my own jewelry line for over 10 years now and it seems like there are always new obstacles to face but my biggest challenge now is balancing my time as a mom of two and business owner. I haven’t overcome this one yet.
What do you love most about your work:
I love seeing people in my jewelry and how happy it makes them. Hearing from someone that they are obsessed with a new piece means everything!
Favorite piece of jewelry from your line:
My favorite piece of jewelry from my line changes but right now it’s the 3mm rose gold necklace. It reminds me of a necklace my mom has had as long as I can remember and it always makes me happy.
Favorite Instagram account to follow:
Something Navy. She is my best friend but I love seeing what she is wearing everyday!
Jewelry trend you predict will catch on this year:
Balls everywhere! I hope :)
What inspires your designs:
I am inspired by everything around me but a lot stems from designing items I want to wear myself.
You decompress each day by:
I decompress each day by a hot shower or a cold drink. Usually both!
What’s the most exciting thing in your life right now:
The most exciting thing in my life these days is my growing business and my growing children!