SARA SWISHER-ANDERSON • OWNER & DESIGNER
I’m Sara, the creator, designer, and owner of Lennon Harper Designs (LHD). My daughters Lennon and Harper are the inspiration for everything I do, including being an entrepreneur and small business owner.
I was raised in Omaha, Nebraska by an incredibly strong and hard-working mother who could find time to knit beautiful sweaters and run marathons, all while managing her family and professional career serving non-profits; and a singer/songwriter, poet, musician, wood-working, creative father who could make you laugh until your sides hurt. (So, no real pressure to do anything special with my life!!)
I have been creating one of a kind statement necklaces made from vintage and new brooches, pins, baubles, buttons, and bits of fancy repurposed jewelry for the last 10 years. I’ve been lucky enough to design and create everything from wedding day statement pieces (featured in intimateweddings.com) to necklaces made from family heirlooms of loved ones that have passed, and, many gorgeous pieces just for fun. Every time I wear one of my LHD custom designs, it’s inevitable that someone will ask me, “where did you get that?” and comment that it’s unique, original, and of course pretty!
I have spent most of my professional career working and traveling the country (and world) as a non-profit executive in higher education. Until recently, I found many reasons not to pursue my jewelry business aspirations. When friends would ask why I wasn’t focusing on selling my necklaces, I’d say things like “there’s not enough time,” “work is too busy,” “the kids need me,” “my husband travels all the time,” “we just moved,” “we have a new puppy,” … and the list goes on. These are all true. We have three dogs, a really amazing farmhouse in Westchester County, NY, and super busy lives. But, there’s ALWAYS time for creativity, inspiration, and love! And, that’s what LHD means to me.
I hope you enjoy what you see here and if you’re interested in custom design statement jewelry, please be in touch.