Designer Elena Hecht is a self taught jewelry artist. Born in Greece and raised in New York, she had two worlds from which to draw her inspiration. Her love for jewelry was forged at a young age while spending time with her grandmother and aunt who passed along their love of jewelry to her. While growing up she immersed herself in other creative pursuits such as knitting, crocheting, needlepoint and quilting, but one day all those lessons learned years before suddenly came into play.