About Is Was + Will Be

Is Was + Will Be is an Asheville-based jewelry collection created by Telle Lefler. With an emphasis on thoughtfully sourced materials. she is inspired by a sense of timelessness, imagining that her designs could coexist with styles of the distant past or the inevitable future. She sees life as the journey; everything is constantly expanding and molting, and her design process mimics this organic, fluid process. The result is an aesthetic of rugged beauty with elements both fragile and powerful. Her handmade designs are the tangible narratives of our experiences; and her work is the embodiment of her values to live simply, to create meaningful objects, and to own her time. 

Everything is connected, and therefore Telle places emphasis on working with consciously sourced materials and forging partnerships with those who embrace the same values. She sources domestically when possible, and supports heritage industries with solid reputations.