"It all started when we met while working together at a small retail shop in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle. After a short time we became good friends and eventually realized just how much we liked each other. We've been together for a little over 6 years and fall more in love by the minute.We started Baleen because we saw something missing. Quality jewelry that is handmade in the United States that is also affordable and fashion-forward.
Baleen is all of those things as well as combination of our passions and talents. Leah is a fashion apparel designer who loves clothing and accessories and is extremely aesthetically focused. Billy who is also very aesthetically focused, is a trained Graphic Designer and Jeweler and loves making physical, functional objects with his hands.
We hope you enjoy what you see, and that you'll come back and visit us from time to time to see what's happening.
New pieces will frequently be introduced to the line to keep things fresh and lively, and our prices will always be easy on your pocketbook." - Leah and Billy