The genuine rewards of my journey are the relationships I have built with each client along the way. There's so much joy in creating something special and seeing it resonate with each unique personality.




I've always loved, and found inspiration in, everything about design - clothing, jewelry, textiles, art and décor. Embracing all the creative facets of developing new ideas … tearing out magazine pages, fabrics, textures, colors or being led to create something beautiful by a unique work of art. There is so much joy in searching for and finding the inspiration everywhere around us.

 I had a dream to start a small business creating something unique and handcrafted using all of these components of admiration I have collected for as long as i can remember. Folders and notebooks full of photos, travel, pages of beautiful clothing, home interiors and art. I wasn't certain what that item would be exactly...but soon it all came together when I designed and started wearing a tassel statement necklace i made just for myself. This new hobby took on a shape of its own quickly and I began collecting and buying beads and found objects that spoke to me...the allure of organic elements and nature inspired me to design globally inspired, handcrafted pieces that were special to not only me but more importantly to the women who would wear them.  Beautifully imperfect and timeless… curated and thoughtfully composed. The kind of jewelry you wear because it's meaningful, was designed for you and speaks to you and your style. The kind of treasure you wouldn't ever get rid of but gift to someone you love.

     Searching for a way to elevate and polish my everyday uniform of jeans and tees, I created a small capsule collection of one-of-a-kind handmade statement pieces that took our daily go-to wear to another level. They became automatic conversation pieces.  Friends loved them and spread the word; the rest is history.

 Lee Milward Designs was born out of a creative spirit and lifelong love for what I truly love to do - designing jewelry that celebrates the unique beauty and individual style of women.

 I hope my handcrafted pieces will find a home in your storied collection and bring you years of joy.   Creating something meaningful that will be worn is a very personal experience and I hope you feel the love and careful attention put into each one-of-a-kind design.  I’m so thankful for my family and friends, and all of you who support my ever evolving small business. Your encouragement and patronage continue to make this journey possible.

For custom pieces please contact me at lee@leemilwarddesigns.com