Our Story



For native Texan and current Austinite, Leigh Elena Navarro, pursuing the art of crafting jewelry has been more than just a career goal; it has been a lifetime in the making. Originally from El Paso, Leigh began learning the processes for fusing enamel and glass together at the young age of five from her mother, Susan, a talented enamelist herself.

As Leigh’s passion and experience for hand-crafting jewelry grew, so did her business. Leighelena is not only a jewelry line but a branded retail storefront. Her love of travel and all things “glittery” has help her mold her two Central Texas-based storefronts: her first flagship location on the famed South Congress strip as well as the newest location at the Pearl Brewery in San Antonio. In each store you will find the full collection of Leighelena, as well as a myriad of gifts, souvenirs and other unique, handcrafted jewelry from around the world.