Herreid graduated from Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) in 1991 with a BFA in Jewelry & Light Metals. Two years later she founded Individual Icons. The name goes right to the point of Herreid's art: jewelry that gives the wearer an expression of personal meaning through functionality.
For several decades, LeeAnn has been making custom work and one-of-a-kind pieces out of sterling silver, stainless steel, 18 karat gold, and platinum. This technically complex work inspired her to achieve a Graduate degree in gemology at the highly esteemed Gemological Institute of America.
LeeAnn's work is available in galleries and museum shops throughout the United States and abroad. Her pieces have been praised internationally and featured in numerous magazines & multimedia. She is an Accredited Jewelry Professional with 30 years at the bench.
Her productive and established studio overlooks the water in the picturesque town of Warren, RI.