Meet Landon Slane

By Leslie Moore

Meet Landon Slane

Sasee women love Slane & Slane jewelry. At most any party or social event in our community, one or more women will be wearing pieces crafted by these creative designers. Originally from High Point, North Carolina, sisters Heath and Landon Slane began designing jewelry when they could not find fine, high-end, sterling silver jewelry. They felt that beautiful silver, in felt-lined cases, was being passed down from generation to generation, but, at that time, silver jewelry was mostly an afterthought. Today, Slane & Slane is creating the heirlooms of tomorrow by adding a modern twist on classic and elegant themes. Sasee was honored to be able to talk with Landon Slane recently and learn more about her.

Your designs appeal to all types of women. What is your inspiration?

Because it is often given for special occasions and celebrations, jewelry is usually an emotional purchase, and you wear it next to your skin. I love the bee symbol that’s used a lot in our work. The bee stands for strength, wisdom and nobility – isn’t it nice to think about the meaning behind your jewelry while you’re wearing it?

Jewelry has always played an important role in my life. My mother and grandmother wear beautiful pieces, and Heath and I were both given the opportunity at 16 years old to select a stone and design a piece of jewelry for ourselves. Jewelry is how we celebrate the milestones of life.

I didn’t plan to be a jewelry designer, but while I was a student at Duke University, I would go to a store nearby where you could design and make your own jewelry – and I loved it! Then, later I moved to New Mexico and took some classes with a silversmith there. But, it wasn’t until I moved to New York and got to know some designers that I thought, ‘Wow, maybe I can do this.’

When did you realize that you had made it?

Actually, I’m not sure that I have! I think if you asked even the most successful artists and designers out there, they wouldn’t say they had made it. We were excited the first time we were written up in Women’s Wear Daily and when Saks started buying our lines, but are always right back to what’s next.

Do you and Heath both have input on every design or do you work separately?

Heath lives in Los Angeles, and I am in New York, so we don’t work together on a day-to-day basis, but it’s bizarre how much we think alike. We have design summits six or eight times a year, and once I had an idea for a new piece and before I could tell Heath about it, she began talking about the same idea!

What do you do in your down time?

I don’t have any down time right now! Every minute I’m not working, I’m with my 20-month-old daughter. I also have two step-children, 14 and 16, and it is a joy seeing them all together.

Landon Slane will visit our area, on June 18, for a Slane & Slane trunk show at Eleanor Pitts in Pawleys Island. Visit her in the store between 10 am and 2 pm.

About this writer

  • Leslie Moore Leslie Moore is the editor for Strand Media Group. A 25 year resident of Pawleys Island, she is blessed with a life filled with the love of family and friends and satisfying work to do every day.

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