Nya Van Leuvan
Nya Van Leuvan. I began my interest in the alchemical art of transforming raw materials into wearable works of art in college when I found art deeply calms my mind. Through my company, Opulent Ore, I make both jewelry for everyday wear and heirloom quality pieces to be passed on through generations. In 2013, when I learned the art of lost wax casting, my creative outlet took a transformative turn. Being able to cast my creations empowered me to share my designs so I could pursue something I feel very called to do - work on behalf of our planet. I established an NGO that would help my colleagues succeed at the human dimension of environmental challenges. Fast forward a decade and I have co-authored Making Shift Happen which is already having a far reaching impact on environmental work worldwide. Unsurprisingly, many of my pieces are nature based and a percentage of the profits from these lines supports environmental work at the NGO Root Solutions in the SF Bay Area. You can find my work at www.opulentore.com.